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Girl Crush Wednesday: Shirley Chisholm
10/20/2010, 11:00 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

After seeing a cool fashion spread inspired by Shirley Chisholm’s style in this month’s Essence magazine, I thought it was a perfect time to re-acquaint myself with Shirley.  After a strict British-style Barbados upbringing, Shirley served as a New York Congressman and a U.S. Congressman.  In 1972, she ran as a Democratic nominee for president.  She was vocal not only about African-American civil rights but equality for women.  And she was so gangsta that her biography was called, “Unbought and Unbossed.”  And I love her snazzy style of mixing graphic prints while rocking big hair.  You go girl!

 Source:  Hip Hop and Politics

Source:  Uncovered Politics

Source:  About.com

Even though she passed away back in 2005, Shirley’s spirit lives in every strong woman in America – black, white, latino or any other “box” you may check.

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