The 🌎world lost a great one this week with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 💔The United States lost an important Supreme Court Justice. 💔Women lost a champion. 💔Fighters for change lost an ally.
Political affiliation shouldn’t matter with this one. Every person should take note of her monumental influence on our society.🙌 She was a force until the end, no doubt about it- a pioneer in every sense of the word. There are very few times that using hyperbole actually conveys the truth. Yet, when speaking of the life of 👑RBG, words like extraordinary, groundbreaking, amazing, and remarkable fit.💯
I love the power of words, and RBG has some powerful 📝quotes attached to her legacy. Here are a few:
🌹”When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court]?’ and I say ‘When there are nine,’ people are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”
🌹”Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
🌹”Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
🌹”Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.”
🌹”My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
🌹”You can’t have it all, all at once.”
🌹”I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”
🌹”So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.”
🌹”Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
She was a leading voice for 🌟gender equality,🌟 women’s interests, and 🌟civil rights and liberties. She wasn’t afraid to take on a 💪challenge for the greater good- no matter how difficult it may have seemed. She valued her 💍marriage as an equal partnership. She kept learning and growing and 💞caring about others until the end. As a woman, a partner, a mother- I applaud her and offer a humble thank you for her tireless work on our behalf.
Here’s one more quote:
🌹”I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”
We can’t all be the Notorious RBG- that’s true. What if …we follow her example?😍 Her shoes were big, and her influences wide, but we can all start somewhere. Our 🏠homes. Our jobs. Our 🌄community. Where will you make a difference?💖