Inspired By Maxine Waters, Black Women Share What Makes Them Strong

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 28: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) listens during a discussion June 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Waters held the discussion on “A Way Forward For Housing Finance Reform: Finding Sustainable Solutions to Ensure Access, Affordability, and Taxpayer Protection Part II.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) exuded the ultimate class, grace and strength on Tuesday.

The congresswoman responded to Bill O’Reilly’s racist and sexist insult about her hair with words that deserve to be a daily affirmation.

“I am a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined,” Waters said on MSNBC.

Waters paraphrased her powerful words in a tweet using the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork, amplified by activist Brittany Packnett in response to the disrespect the representative and White House correspondent April D. Ryan endured on Tuesday.

HuffPost Black Voices was so inspired by Waters’ response that we decided to highlight even more women. Using the hashtag #StrongBlackWoman, we asked our Twitter followers to tell us what makes them a boss.

Source: Black Voices  |  Taryn Finley