This has certainly been a monumental year for women; from the Women’s March to a Day Without Women, which took place on International Women’s Day (a holiday that previously was not as widely celebrated, by me at least). This year’s past elections lit a fire in the souls of women around the world to fight even harder to attain equal rights and a voice that deserves to be heard. It felt quite appropriate then that for Christmas this year, Emily gave me Rad Women Worldwide.
Rad Women is full of some of the strongest, most fearless female visionaries and revolutionaries in the world’s history, dating all the way back to BC until the present. Each page features a brief history and overview of each woman, describing their biggest accomplishments. In a style that is reminiscent of pre-teen history books, it is easy to read but has more than once caused me to spend more time researching certain women. Even Emily, the history buff, had never heard of some of the women featured. It’s the perfect book to save and one day read to Lorelei or my own daughter.
Now more than ever women, and especially little girls, need to hear more of these amazing stories of pioneering women. 🙂
Some of my favorite quotes by women featured in the book…
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” -Malala Yousafzai
“I’m full of rage, but I won’t get a gun and fight. I’ll use my words to break down the system of oppression.” -Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera
“Not everybody has the same color, the same language, or the same customs, but they have the same heart, the same blood, and the same need for love.” -Josephine Baker
“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” -Emma Goldman
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.” -Hypatia
Have an inspiring weekend!