Celebrating Women Writers & Their Contributions
Women writers make the world go ‘round. They spur change, push boundaries and empower readers. They move mountains with their words.
As a marketing agency specializing in powerful storytelling, our team members read feverishly and look up to accomplished writers for creative inspiration. Many of these writers are women.
So, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month 2019 with quotes from some of our favorite women writers who motivate us with their prose. Strong writing stems from frequent reading, after all. Perhaps these quotes will encourage you to write that blog post you’ve been putting off for a few weeks!
Zora Neale Hurston
Hurston wrote one of our favorite novels of all time: Their Eyes Were Watching God. We highly recommend you read it. Her zest for life, masterful storytelling and uncompromising confidence is evident in her gripping prose. A novelist and anthropologist, Hurston’s works discussed a variety of topics—including racial struggles in the American South, African American experiences in the early 20th century and even in-depth research on Haitian voodoo.
Hurston shows us the importance of thorough research and telling stories that matter—especially stories from underrepresented voices. She also inspires us to smile no matter what challenges we face. Check out this amazing quote from Hurston herself:
“I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.” —Zora Neale Hurston
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, one of South Florida’s most venerated women, wielded the power of the pen to push for civil rights, women’s suffrage and conservation of the Everglades. The acclaimed journalist and author never took “no” for an answer when it came to doing the right thing. As such, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work, among many other accolades, and the results of her tireless efforts are visible to this day.
Without Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ efforts, the Everglades would likely be a distant memory. Her ingenious usage of the written word and extraordinary conviction helped make our country a more beautiful, verdant and tolerant place.
Chilean writer Isabel Allende is often called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author,” and for good reason. From The House of the Spirits to City of the Beasts, Allende’s novels explore history and spirituality while representing strong women from different walks of life. She also created the Isabel Allende Foundation to promote women’s rights and empower girls and women around the world.
Allende colors her magical words with beautiful mythical elements. We admire her most, however, for serving as a formidable and uplifting source of inspiration to women—and writers—worldwide.
Going Beyond Quotes
Women have made great strides to make our world a better place. Are you interested in sharing how your business or organization empowers women at the office and beyond? Consider launching a content marketing or social media marketing campaign highlighting the contributions women make every day. We’re happy to help you along the way!