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"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” -Elie Wiesel, writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.
MARGARET ATWOOD. “We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.”
Quick -- Do you know? -- Who was the first Science Fiction writer to be awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant? Octavia Butler (1947 – 2006) was an American writer, who won both Hugo and Nebula awards, and was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. Do you know any of the worlds she built?
Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which focused on planting trees and women's rights; her organization paid a small stipend to women to plant seedlings throughout the country. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, with the committee citing her contribution to "sustainable development, democracy and peace." #quote #inspiration
Zora Neale Hurston - A novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature and closely related to the Harlem Renaissance. Best known for her 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God."