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Google Image Result for http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1283290216p5/87388.jpgChandra Talpade Mohanty is a prominent postcolonial and transnational feminist theorist. She became well known after the publication of her influential essay, "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses" in 1984. Wikipedia

"If your dreams do not scare you, then they are not big enough." ~ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and 2011 joint-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

7 Chicana Feminist Authors You Should Be Reading I am a woman of color. If you are too, you probably understand my frustration when I say it was nearly impossible to find role models in the mainstream media as a child. I don’t know about you but, that doesn’t sit well with me. MSMAGAZINE.COM

Arundhati Roy: "another world is not only possible, she is on her way. on a quiet day, i can hear her breathing" |

Shailja Patel - On her blog, the Kenyan writer and poet quotes another huge inspiration of mine, Arundhati Roy, immediately making her my 6th dinner guest. ‘A feminist is a woman who negotiates herself into a position where she has choices,’ Arundhati Roy says and Patel embraces that as her favourite definition of feminism.

"No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much"...No woman has ever written enough." — bell hooks (From Remembered Rapture: the writer at work)

Marie Curie--Marie Skłodowska Curie, Polish by birth and French by marriage, accomplished so much in her 66 years of life. An inspiration to us!