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10 Feminist Friendship Quotes to Share with your BFF

Created on 01/09/2022
Updated on 19/10/2022
Friendships are an incredible source of pleasure and community. They're integral to building and maintaining feminist movements as well as individual power and agency. Whether you want a message to celebrate your bff’s birthday, or you have a friend who’s going through a lot right now, these feminist friendship quotes will uplift, empower, and bring you closer together:
Illustration by Sophi Gullbrants
“Women understand. We may share experiences, make jokes, paint pictures, and describe humiliations that mean nothing to men, but women understand. The odd thing about these deep and personal connections of women is that they often ignore barriers of age, economics, worldly experience, race, culture — all the barriers that, in male or mixed society, had seemed so difficult to cross.” – Gloria Steinem “The love expressed between women is particular and powerful because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.” - Audre Lorde "How about 'diamonds are a girl's best friends?' Nope. It should be switched around and pointed out, instead, that your best friends are diamonds." - Gina Barreca
“Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.” - Michelle Obama
"I think about my best friendship... as like a great romance of my young life." - Lena Dunham "I love my husband, but it is nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations." - Beyonce
skin hunger Illustration by Yadi Liu
“Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses — pretty but designed to SLOW women down.” ― Roxane Gay “We are friends for life. When we’re together the years fall away. Isn’t that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you’ve come?” ― Judy Blume “We're friends, real friends. And that means, no matter how long it takes, when you finally do decide to look back, I'll still be here.” — Meredith Grey 'Alone, a woman is a root curling for change, But together, women are a forest alive with spirit: a riotous power, the most timeless pact, a call to act, to all those who hear it.” - Amanda Gorman

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