Rosa Parks's Wisest Words

Be fearless.

Few names are as synonymous with standing up to injustice as Rosa Parks. Parks stood up for what she believed in no matter what the consequences meant: even jail. Her utterance of a little word—NO—made a big difference. Without her stand against oppression, the outcome of the Civil Rights movement wouldn't exist in the same capacity as it does today.

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inspiring women quotes

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inspiring women quotes

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inspiring women quotes

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inspiring women quotes

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Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at PEOPLE.com, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on TheAtlantic.com, ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, PEOPLE.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by Cosmopolitan.com, TIME.com, TravelandLeisure.com and GoodHousekeeping.com, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at VOGUE.com, ELLE.com, and MarieClaire.com.