9 Relatable Books On Our Feminist Perspective

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These books are something all feminists can relate to. With these authors’ expertise, you can truly understand and pick up on the the common challenges we face in our parenting, workplace and activism.

It is very important to recognise that the world from our viewpoint is very difficult and requires attention. These books take a step in the right direction. Support the authors by picking one of them up below!

#1 Simple Soulful Sacred by Megan Dalla-Camina

Simple Soulful Sacred is a guidebook for the modern woman who seeks clarity and guidance on how to live the life of her dreams, on her own terms. It’s for the women of our time-the mothers, teachers, healers, light workers, dreamers, creators, leaders-who are ready to find their voice, speak their truth and own their power, whilst living life with less hustle and more flow.

For modern women wanting more for their lives, it’s the now age definition of having it all.Women are rising; ready to step out of the cloak of masculine traits that keep them striving for a version of success that is not their own. Ready to stop hiding their light and playing the comparison game. And ready to fully embody their feminine power. Because whilst the feminine may have been disowned and devalued for centuries, we are so done with that story now.

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#2 The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White

Born from her podcast of the same name, it’s a collection of essays on some of the burning issues facing today’s feminists – written with humour and a pragmatic outlook that acknowledges we all fail at times, despite our best intentions.

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#3 No Thanks by Keturah Kendrick

Writer, educator, international speaker, and world traveler, Keturah’s book, No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone, is a mixture of memoir and cultural critique. She shines a light on the rich and varied experiences of the increasing number of women who are single by choice and celebrates the privilege many modern day women enjoy. She argues that the cultural narrative of the black woman who can not find a husband because nobody wants to marry her is outdated and that more black women are choosing to be single and child free.

No Thanks is a celebration of a black woman saying, “I choose me and will continue to do so until the day I inhale my last breathe.” This is a significant shift in the narrative of good black women taking one for the team. This collection of essays is empowering to women across the world, but at its core is a love letter to black women who live joyous lives in which martyrdom and self-sacrifice are not revered or practiced.

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#4 Heels of Steel by Barbara Kavovit

You may have heard of Barbara K from The Real Housewives of New York, but she is so much more than just a reality TV star. Kavovit is the CEO and founder of Evergreen Construction, one of the largest female-owned construction companies in New York.

Throughout her career, Barbara K has had to successfully navigate her way through a male-dominated industry, working twice as hard as her male counterparts to prove herself.In her new novel Heels of Steel, Kavovit reflects on the ups and downs of her career, creatively editorializing these events through the eyes of heroine Bridget Steele. The book gives readers an inside look into the cut-throat business of hardhats and hammers. It’s based on Barbara’s own experiences working on large-scale projects at Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall Towers, and the Empire State Building. This novel would fit in a list of books with a feminist perspective as it highlights the challenges many women face when trying to break into a predominantly-male industry.

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#5 Badass Affirmations by Becca Anderson

If you affirm yourself every day, you can rule the world. More importantly, you can live a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction thanks to your own positive self-regard. Badass Affirmations is the ultimate motivating, encouraging, and uplifting book to enjoy and share. Create your own ideal life and build your self-esteem with these positive daily affirmations. These very wise words have the power to touch our hearts, build confidence, make us laugh, and alleviate our stress―all while realizing the vast potential life has to offer. Becca Anderson, bestselling author of The Book of Awesome Women, serves up a memorable and inspirational banquet of positive self-affirmations, delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable quotes from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Everyone from Malala to Madonna to Michelle Obama weighs in on the meaning of life with badass wit and timeless wisdom.

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#6 Badass Women Give the Best Advice by Becca Anderson

Women’s Studies scholar Becca Anderson has gathered the wisdom from a chorus of fabulous femmes for this one-of-a-kind advice book. From housewives to Hollywood starlets, from standup comedians to startup entrepreneurs, from feminists to Facebook queens, these badass women offer unvarnished and unabashed opinions about love, life, word, men, and sex and share their very frank and forthright thinking on the wild world of relationships. This delightfully dishy gathering of gal pals is like having a heart-to-heart with 200 of your closest friends. Garrulous girls and loquacious ladies of from every walk of life unleash their wicked wit in this humorous and enlightening compilation and tell it like it is.

Topics include What the World Needs Now, Love Hurts, Lost Love, and Are Men Really Necessary and cover sex, personal ads, blind dates, break ups, weddings, and the prerequisites for the perfect kiss. Sidebars include quizzes, love and sex bucket lists and topics like “Size Really Does Matter,” and “Cry Me a River, The Weepiest Romantic Movies Ever.” Wait, there’s more–true tales about wild women of yore that entertain as much as they enlighten. From Anais Nin to Lily Tomlin, from Amy Bloom to Dorothy Allison, from Drew Barrymore to Chrissy Teigen and beyond, there’s no shortage of sass, sarcasm, or sizzle and a few shocks along the way!

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#7 The Book of Awesome Women by Becca Anderson

Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes ─ sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged.

As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today’s women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

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#8 The Feminist Financial Handbook by Brynne Conroy

Sometimes the best way to stick it to the man is by doing well for yourself. There’s just one problem: it’s hard to do well for yourself when systemic oppression has placed innumerable hurdles between you and your aspirations. The Feminist Financial Handbook provides real motivation and resources for real women who may be struggling―not only those who have already accumulated wealth.

In this book, author Brynne Conroy provides actionable tips for women in business to overcome these obstacles without dulling the visceral experience of the real-life struggles women face as they try to master their money management and their lives. Because women’s experiences don’t exist in a vacuum relegated to their gender, the handbook explores financial issues with anecdotes and perspectives of women of different races, sexual orientations and abilities.

Whether you want to learn more about general financial planning principles, like saving or earning a higher income, or delve into issues that disproportionately affect women, like the wage gap or the long road to economic recovery after experiencing domestic violence, The Feminist Financial Handbook has stories and advice from women who have been there, worked through the struggle, and achieved personal success.

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#9 Still I Rise by Marlene Wagman-Geller

When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus, the inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul: a woman who is captain of her fate.

Just as Invictus brought solace to generations, so does Angelou’s contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles rather than letting all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress: rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands.

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Contributors to this article
Amanda Barry from Maracaibo Media Group

Fiona McDerment from Fee Reads

Alexanderi Haidara from New Start Marketing

Barbara Kavovit from Heels of Steel

Brenda Knight from Mango Publishing

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