7 Quotes For Every Black Woman To Live By

Here are seven affirmations that shut down what that Georgia teacher had to say to his student.

1. Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

"The only limit to your success is your own imagination."

2. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross

"I just really strongly promote pushing up against this culture of perfection."

3. Gabriel Union

Gabriel Union

"If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn't allow that person to stay in my world."

4. Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson

"I think I've realized that when you are aiming to create a real body of work, you are as much defined by the things you don't do, as by the things you do."

5. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

"I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world."

6. Viola Davis

Viola Davis

"Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It's always the unspoken word and what's happening behind someone's eyes that makes it so rich."

7. Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

"I'm always interested in challenging myself and pushing and seeing how far I can go."