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Meghan Markle:
In Her Own Words

“It means that a wife is equal to her husband, a sister to her brother. Not better, not worse—they are equal.”

Markle, on what it meant to her when, at 11, her letter to Proctor & Gamble led them to change their ad from "women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans" to "people all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans."
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“To be a feminist, to be a lady, to be a president, to be a woman does not mean fighting against the stereotype of gender roles, but embracing the idea that one can rule a country and wear lipstick; be a breadwinner at work, and a bread baker with her kids at home.”

Markle, to the Irish Independent in 2014, on why feminity and feminism are not mutially exclusive.
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“While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”

Markle, to Elle Magazine in 2015, on her biracial identity.
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“If we just talk to ourselves the way we talk to our best friends…. It’s like having the best cheerleader ever with you, which helps you get through any of those work hurdles, or those life hurdles, because you always have yourself championing yourself.”

Markle, in an interview at the 2016 Create & Cultivate conference, on being kind to yourself.
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Megan Markle's new title will reportedly be: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex. We'll await official confirmation and new words of wisdom.

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“First of all I want like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for blessing us on this afternoon and blessing us with this amazing horse.”

First words from Hall-of-Fame Jockey Mike Smith on "Justify" - the first horse in 136 years to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a 2-yr-old.
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"He's got that "It"factor. He's just so above average. He's got unbelievable talent and then he's got a mind to go it." Smith on "Justify"

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“Find The Joy In Life”

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes to Learn From & Live By: Barbara Bush

 

 

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“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a children, or a parent.”

Barbara Bush, 1990, Commencement Address, Wellesley College
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“I was combing her hair and holding her hand. I saw that little body, I saw her spirit go…Robin to me is a joy. She’s like an angel to me; she’s not a sadness or a sorrow. Those little fat arms around my neck.”

Barbara Bush, 2012, speaking about the death of her first daughter, Robin, at age 3 to leukemia, the grief that followed, & the perspective that came years later.
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“I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.”

Barbara Bush, Time Magazine 1989. She referred to her husband of 73 years as "precious George." The Bushes went on to become the longest married couple in presidential history.
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“I think a lot of our problems are because people don’t listen to our children. And it’s not always easy – they’re not always so brilliant that you want to spend hours with them, but it’s very important to listen.”

Barbara Bush, 1989, Christian Science Monitor, discussing her lifelong goal to eradicate illiteracy and spending quality time reading & listening to children.
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“Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

Barbara Bush, 1990, Commencement Address, Wellesley College
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"I know there is a great God, and I'm not worried." Barbara Bush to C-SPAN 2013

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Holocaust Remembrance Week

 

 

 

“The term ‘hero’ irritates me greatly…. I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.”

Irena Sendlerowa
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Sendlerowa the Savior

Sendlerowa & team smuggled 2500 children, via ambulances, sewer pipes, suitcases, and underground passageways in order to bring them to orphanages into Warsaw’s non-Jewish areas.

She wrote their names on papers, which she buried in glass bottles.  The bottles were dug up after WWII & used to reunite families.

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1943: Sendlerowa was arrested, sentenced to death, but escaped.

1965: Israel’s Holocaust memorial organization, Yad Vashem, awarded her “Righteous Among the Nations.”

2003: Poland honored Sendlerowa with the “Order of the White Eagle.”

2008: Shortly before her death, Sendlerowa was nominated for (but did not win) the Nobel Peace Prize.

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NEVER FORGET

1 out of 10 U.S. adults & 22% of millennials have either not heard of/ not sure if they’ve heard of the Holocaust.

“We are alarmed that today’s generation lacks some of the basic knowledge about these atrocities.”

Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
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"There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories," Greg Schneider, EVP of the organization behind the study of Holocaust awareness.

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MAMA MAKING HISTORY

“Working moms get the job done”

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) on becoming the FIRST Senator to give birth while in office, April 9, 2018
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Tammy’s Firsts

In addition to becoming the FIRST Senator to give birth while in office (and 1 of only 10 women in Congress to do so), Duckworth was also the

  • 1st disabled woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1st disabled woman combat veteran elected to Congress
  • 1st member of Congress born in Thailand
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Senator Duckworth

  • Duckworth (50) is an Iraq War veteran and ex-army helicopter pilot – part of first wave of women to fly combat mission in Iraq
  • In 2004, the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade; She lost both of her legs.
  • Purple Heart recipient.
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Being “First”…
Brings Challenges

“I can’t technically take maternity leave. Because if I take maternity leave, then I won’t be allowed to sponsor legislation or vote during that time period.”

Senator Duckworth, Women Rule Podcast, Politico, Feb. 14, 2018
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Since Senator Duckworth is the first Senator who gave birth while in office, she'll encounter some new frontiers. She's curious how'll she'll vote while breastfeeding. Read more here:

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