Starting off April with some fierce feminist spirit, The New York Times hosted their #TimesTalks at New York’s BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center with writer and activist icon, Gloria Steinem, and comedian, author, and host Chelsea Handler, together joined by New York Times writer Patricia Cohen.
In their short time, the powerhouse group spoke on feminist living in a post-Trump climate, the importance of political engagement, relationships, and how women color are the true founders of the feminist movement.
Check out their words of wisdom and inspiration below, sure to give you that extra dose of motivation and women empowerment you need!
“Instead of saying, ‘what can I do?’ Just do everything you can do, every day.” @GloriaSteinem
“You have to stick up for the people who can’t stick up for themselves. Don’t be lazy. Do it! Just do it.” @chelseahandler
“Women of color are the movement, they’ve always been the movement.” @GloriaSteinem
“It really only matters what people are saying about you if you think it’s true.” @chelseahandler
“It is frustrating to be told you’re supposed to live one kind of life.” @GloriaSteinem
“I find that men who define women are often shocked when you define them.” @GloriaSteinem
“Do what you care about so much that you forget what time it is.” @GloriaSteinem
“Ask for raises. That’s how you get them.” @chelseahandler
“The people experiencing the problem know more than the experts.” @GloriaSteinem
“There’s only one thing worse than failing – not trying!” @GloriaSteinem
“Be brave! We can always go one step further with our boldness.” @chelseahandler
You can check out a full stream of their talk below!