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    JILL SEAMAN has spent decades exploring the most effective way to bring modern medicine to the beleaguered people of South Sudan. "The thing is, it’s not that I’m taking risks. Everybody’s taking risks. Life is a risk. Everybody who lives there, they know that life could be gone in an hour. And yet they live. And they are happy. And I get to touch millions of people and hopefully help them. How could I be more lucky?"

    I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage. - Elizabeth Taylor

    Maybe this should be the life motto!! Liz Taylor

    I didn't see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn't! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn't do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well, because maybe they saw my talent, so they would give me a chance. I had no idea that they would see me completely different. -Viola Davis

    Who can I trust? You have to invest in somebody and chances are you're probably going to invest in somebody who's going to deceive you. I've been conned a couple of times, but now I'm a little more savvy. -Maggie Gyllenhaal

    wise words from a wise woman

    Wise words!

    Rosa Parks

    I work very hard and I'm worth every cent. -Naomi Campbell

    51-yr-old Sandra Day O’Connor was the surprise nominee of Ronald Reagan to become the 102nd justice of the Supreme Court. In 1981, the Arizona jurist became the first woman confirmed to the High Court. 12 years later, when O'Connor was joined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, both received matching T-shirts that read "The Supremes."

    All the male Supreme Court Justices have families. Two of the three women do not. And the one who does, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, did not start her career until her kids were grown.

    “If you're comfortable with yourself, then it's sexy. Maybe people think I look sexy because I feel sexy. I am a very liberated person that way. I'm very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face - well, sometimes I'm not comfortable with my face, but it's stuck there and there's nothing I can do about it.” -Scarlett Johansson

    Audrey Hepburn

    Maya's words of wisdom.

    It's interesting how we often can't see the ways in which we are being strong - like, you can't be aware of what you're doing that's tough and brave at the time that you're doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you'd be scared. -Lena Dunham

    Be the Change

    It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on 'The Office' eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different. -Mindy Kaling

    Lucille Ball: 1. Was 40 when 'I Love Lucy' debuted in 1951. 2. First woman to own her own film studio (Desilu). 3. Lucy is in the National Women's Hall of Fame, which includes just one other TV star: Oprah Winfrey.

    You are strong, beautiful brave. This would go in a little girls room.

    Tina Fitness: MOTIVATION ZONE

    Once upon a time

    The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. -Gloria Steinem

    I grew up never seeing myself on-screen, and it's really important to me to give people who look like me a chance to see themselves. I want to see myself as the hero of any story. I want to see myself save the world from the bomb. -Sandra Oh