Courtney E. Martin spoke at a TEDWomen conference about the idea of re-inventing feminism for a new generation of women.
She shares her perspective on being a feminist in a post-60’s feminist era. We love her take on the idea of women of a younger generation taking on the best of early feminism and adapting it to their own realities!
Great Courtney E. Martin Quotes:
We don’t want one hero, we don’t want one icon, we don’t want one face. We are thousands of women and men across this country doing online writing, community organizing, changing institutions from the inside-out, all continuing the incredible work that our mothers and grandmother’s started.
Growing up is about aiming to succeed wildly and being fulfilled by failing really well.
And one great quote Courtney shares from her mom, Jere Martin:
In response to Courtney’s period of despair when she wasn’t feeling she could make a difference in the world:
I will not stand for your desperation. You are smarter, more creative, and more resilient than that.
Kelly is so happy to be a part of this amazing community of Fierce Women!
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