Feminism for the Win!

Jessica    June 5, 2017    Comments Off on Feminism for the Win!

I’ve recently read two little books that feature feminism as the overarching theme. Both left me feeling empowered and contemplative.

First is Dear Ijeawele, or, A feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie’s friend, upon realizing she would be having a baby girl, asked Adichie if she’d provide some sort of guideline as to how to raise her daughter to be a feminist. The result is this little book – a list of 15 suggestions – for how to think about womanhood. It was enlightening and empowering covering everything from careers to relationships to makeup and parenthood. I highly recommend it for women and men alike. Find another of Adichie’s titles, We Should All be Feminists here.

 

The other title that I recently read was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. This is a collection of poetry about a woman that features four different situations of survival and redemption. Kaur finds the sweetness in each one, even the bad experiences. The prose was compelling and insightful.

I hope you’ll check out these two little books written by extremely talented women. Despite their size, they pack a big punch.

 

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