Nobel prizer and best selling Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was present at the 2018 Inbound Conference which held in Boston as one of the keynote speakers. The event featured four days of inspiring talks from several speakers.
She concluded the conference on Friday, 7th of September, 2018 with a powerful speech that went viral on social media.
Here are few of the inspiring quotes that were extracted from her mind blowing speech.
“Never admire quietly.”
“I believe that stories can change minds. I believe that stories can take away dignity and stories can restore dignity.”
“There’s nothing a woman shouldn’t be because she’s a woman. There’s nothing a man should be because he’s a man.”
“Patriarchy is an old habit. Like old habits, it will take a long time to die—but we can hasten its demise by telling a different story.”
“In this society, white maleness is seen as the norm. When they write about white male things, we think of those stories as universal. But really ALL stories should be universal.”
“Too many men feel that they have a right to women’s bodies. No she doesn’t have to give you a reason for saying no.”
“In many situations, women laugh not from humour but because of discomfort.”
“The problem is not blackness because blackness is beautiful. The problem is the stereotypes American society has imposed on blackness.”