Leading Ladies

Leading Lady : Patti Smith
Leading Lady : Patti Smith
“It was always my belief that rock and roll belonged in the hands of the people, not rock stars.” - Patti Smith
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Leading Lady : Ray Eames
Leading Lady : Ray Eames
“What works is better than what looks good. The looks good can change, but what works, works.” - Ray Eames
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Leading Lady : Mickalene Thomas
Leading Lady : Mickalene Thomas
“...all of my muses possess a profound sense of inner confidence and individuality. They are all in tune with their own audacity and beauty in such unique ways. They are unafraid to exude boldness and vulnerability at the same time, and most importantly, they are real.”
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Leading Lady : Wangari Maathai
Leading Lady : Wangari Maathai
"The environment and the economy are really both two sides of the same coin. If we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves"
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Leading Lady : Ella Josephine Baker
Leading Lady : Ella Josephine Baker
"I have always thought that what is needed is the development of people who are interested not in being leaders as much as in developing leadership in others."
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Leading Lady : Ana Mendieta
Leading Lady : Ana Mendieta
"If I had to make a list of what is important for your quality of life to live, I would say that after health, my biggest priorities would be my friends."
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Leading Lady : Erykah Badu
Leading Lady : Erykah Badu
"The light always shows on the outside if you are striving to be good on the inside."
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Leading Lady : Shirley Chisholm
Leading Lady : Shirley Chisholm
“In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”
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Leading Lady : Grace Slick
Leading Lady : Grace Slick
"In school, I learned about artists and how they were free to express themselves. I was allergic to conformity, and the lifestyle attracted me. I wanted to express myself in a way that slammed people up against the wall."
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Leading Lady : Barbara Hepworth
Leading Lady : Barbara Hepworth
"Sculpture communicates an immediate sense of life - you can feel the pulse of it."
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Leading Lady : Linda McCartney
Leading Lady : Linda McCartney
“If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”
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Leading Lady : Martha Graham
Leading Lady : Martha Graham
“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man--the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.”
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Leading Lady : Jill Soloway
Leading Lady : Jill Soloway
"The only way things will change will be when we're all wilder, louder, riskier, sillier, unexpectedly overflowing with surprise."
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Leading Lady : Yoko Ono
Leading Lady : Yoko Ono
“You change the world by being yourself.”
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Leading Lady : Malala Yousafzai
Leading Lady : Malala Yousafzai
"With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism."
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Leading Lady : Sonia Rykiel
Leading Lady : Sonia Rykiel
"I think creativity is inside you. If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to any design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”
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Leading Lady : Valentina Tereshkova
Leading Lady : Valentina Tereshkova
"Once you've been in space, you appreciate how small and fragile the Earth is."
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Leading Lady : Nina Simone
Leading Lady : Nina Simone
“I choose to reflect the times and the situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when every day is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved.”
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Leading Lady : Lee Krasner
Leading Lady : Lee Krasner
"I am preoccupied with trying to know myself in order to communicate with others. Painting is not separate from life. It is one. It is like asking - do I want to live? My answer is yes - and I paint."
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Leading Lady : Gloria Steinem
Leading Lady : Gloria Steinem
"The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving."
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Leading Lady : Susan B Anthony
Leading Lady : Susan B Anthony
"No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent"
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