In honor of Black History Month, we gathered some of our favorite quotes from Black women that focus on self-love, self-esteem, and so much more. Let their words remind you that you are enough, and you are so worthy of love.

1. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.”
Oprah Winfrey Tweet

2. "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
- Alice Walker Tweet

3. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
- Maya Angelou

4. "I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it."
- Simone BilesTweet

5. "You are your best thing."
- Toni MorrisonTweet

6. “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”
- June JordanTweet

7. "One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals."
- Michelle ObamaTweet

8. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
- Audre LordeTweet

9. "If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them."
- bell hooksTweet

10. "I need to see my own beauty and to continue to be reminded that I am enough, that I am worthy of love without effort, that I am beautiful, that the texture of my hair and that the shape of my curves, the size of my lips, the color of my skin, and the feelings that I have are all worthy and okay."
- Tracee Ellis RossTweet

11. "You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served."
- Nina SimoneTweet

12. “We have so much coming in as sisters, when is our interior life ever put at the forefront? We constantly want to give to other people ... Too much of not caring for yourself is not a good thing. We’re bad at that as achievers. Self-care is a priority and we have to do it more.”
- Ava DuVernayTweet

13. "Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.”
- Janelle MonáeTweet

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