"A woman is side-tracked by all her feminine roles. She's at a disadvantage from the beginning...She also lacks the conviction that she has the 'right' to achievement...* [but] we want to achieve something meaningful and to feel our involvements make us valuable thinking persons." Eva Hesse, 1975
The above quote is in my art textbook, "A World of Art" by Henry M. Sayre. I found an alternate form of the quote online.
At the * above, instead continue with this: "that her achievements are worthy. A fantastic strength is necessary and courage. I dwell on this all the time."
This quote speaks to me.