Writer of the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple, Alice Malsenior Walker is an activist and author. This brilliant and ingenious woman won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her writing in the book The Color Purple. Some of Alice’s notable works include the Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. A passionate writer, Alice believed in equality and freedom for women. She is also a poet and some of her all time hit poems include ‘We Alone’, ‘Before You Knew You Owned It’ and several others.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
She encouraged people to grow and not be afraid of the power they held within themselves. Alice was a feminist who wasn’t afraid to highlight the numerous issues that African-American women faced in the 1930’s and even the humiliatingly low position that these women held in American culture and society.
Still an active political activist, Alice fought and continues to fight strongly for the rights of African American people. Alice’s quotes had a profound influence on the general public. Alice’s sayings encouraged and motivated people to stand up for themselves and work hard towards their dreams.