Art from: dei.gsu.edu/2021/02/womens-history-month
Our heroine's can come from anywhere: art, literature, history. Maybe she's a heroine of our generation, or a courageous lead in a Jane Austin Novel. To celebrate Women's History Month we've compiled literature with stories of empowered, historical, and fantastical heroine's. Find a story that inspires you:
Stories of self-acceptance and creating change
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all.
The Women I Think About at Night
What can a forty-something childless woman do? Bored with her life and feeling stuck, Mia Kankimäki leaves her job, sells her apartment, and decides to travel the world, following the paths of the female explorers and artists from history who have long inspired her.
The Women I Think About at Night is “an astute, entertaining…[and] insightful” (Publishers Weekly) exploration of the lost women adventurers of history who defied expectations in order to see—and change—the world.
Where to Begin
If you are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality, Where to Begin is the ultimate inspirational guide.
Building on the wisdom of Cleo Wade’s national bestseller Heart Talk, this heartfelt collection will help you stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind you that no matter what, you still have the power to show up and effect positive change.
Women who have shaped the world we live in today
A Woman's Place Is at the Top: A biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers
Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way.
My Own Words
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Hailed as a champion of women’s rights, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away in 2020, but her opinions on everything from gender equality to the inner workings of the nation’s highest court to her love of opera live on this 2018 collection of writings from the feminist icon.
Fictional and fantasy stories about women
The 2018 bestseller offers an epic feminist adaptation of the story of the goddess Circe — the misfit daughter of Helios, god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid nymph — whose powerful sorcery leads to banishment.
Over thousands of years, Circe crosses paths with a wide cast of characters: the Minotaur, Medea, Jason and other mortals, including Odysseus, with whom she falls in love and has a child. In the end, will she choose to live among mortals or gods? If you’re looking for female empowerment, Greek mythology style, you’ve found it.
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Inspired by the 1620 witch trials, this novel transports readers to Norway, where a traveler and his wife come upon a coastal village only inhabited by women.
Absalom Cornet has been summoned to bring the women of the island to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa. In her new home, and in Maren, Ursa encounters something she has never seen before: independent women. But where Ursa finds happiness, even love, Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs....
Get a Life, Chloe Brown
After a near-death experience, chronically ill website coder Chloe Brown makes an agenda to ensure she lives her life to the fullest and she finds the perfect man to help her cross the experiences off her list.
Sender One is also celebrating Women's History Month by fundraising for Girls Inc. LA. Our goal is to raise $2,000 through our Send With Womxns Climb-a-thon. So grab your climbing shoes and rally up your pledges, because we'll be climbing all day March 26th!