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As Women

As women, we need to develop our leadership in a sense of the word. In order to become community leaders, first we need to become leaders of our own lives. We need to open our minds, become alert to the problems we face, and help each other reach our potential.

- Claudia Llanos, Latina immigrant activist

from Language is a Place of Struggle: Great Quotes by People of Color

Ed. Tram Nguyen

Comments

spectraspeaks's picture

Info about the book

Hola Claudia, I completely agree with this message, and am intrigued by the title of the book. Is it just a collection of quotes or does it contain speeches/essays as well? May add it to my reading list :)

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msbriceno's picture

It is not my quote

But it is a great book. published by Beacon Press. My name is Melissa by the way. claudia's quote was in the book ( I could not find much more out about her) Thanks for your reply!

Melissa Stevens-Briceño- Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Rose Candy's picture

YOU ARE QUITE RIGHT

You are quite right, Msbriceno. One cannot offer what one doesn't have.
Just like this saying: "YOUR LIFE IS A SERMON, SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PREACH"
Discipline by example plays a very big role in Leadership.

Keep up the good work.

Mothering, Molding and Nurturing children

Rebecca Tomac's picture

Strike a Chord

You are so correct. Along with that leadership is responsibility. Not only owning up to responsibility; but most women claim responsibility over things or situations that IS NOT THEIRS. In order for everyone to collectively learn, we must collectively claim what is rightfully ours and learn to "lay down" what is not. That is the true lesson in leadership.

lisa horiwapu's picture

You hit the nail on the

You hit the nail on the head....Leading by example is a constant struggle but to me it is the very essence of genuine leadership.Some are naturally recipient of such and don't have to struggle with it day in day out. Am seeing alot of trying to become leaders but can't live the example and trying to be responsible for everything that comes your way although it doesn't have to be because it messes lives.
happy discussions...

zoneziwoh's picture

Excellent

You did say it all. You need to show great committeemen as role models.
thanks for that wonderful comment

Stay Blessed

Zoneziwoh

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sahar's picture

Can not agree more !

Women have to put themselves first so that they can help their families and communities.

Sincerely

Sahar Nuraddin

follow me @snuraddin
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millly's picture

You are right

Leadership starts with us,we should be able to manage our everyday situations to be able to impact others.

vivian's picture

action to women problem

You are right, we have to be alert of the problem we face and be rest to act. To act is to profer solutionand speak for others to learn.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

vivian's picture

action to women problem

You are right, we have to be alert of the problem we face and be rest to act. To act is to profer solutionand speak for others to learn.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

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