“I was a Pentecostal Preacher for 40 years. Now I’m too old, I’ll be 92 next Christmas. My arthritis and sciatica make it hard for me to walk and get around so I have to take it easy. But God has blessed me and people always help me when I need help.” – Hortense L. Bell sells clothing at the Brooklyn Flea Market.
“I’ve done a lot of things that women don’t typically do. I made a conscious choice not to have children. In my twenties I raced stallions in the dessert with an Egyptian man. In 2008 I became one of 200 women who have summited Mount Everest. All these adventures, and all these decisions have shaped me and my idea of what it is to be a woman.” – Nicole Lowry.
“That protective instinct that comes from becoming a mother – you want to be your best for them. Feeling the movement of the babies inside you and knowing you are growing a person is overwhelming, humbling, exciting and scary. I have two boys, one is no longer living. He was murdered when he was six years old in the Sandy Hook School shooting.” – Nicole Hockley is the Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise.