This article showcases our top picks for the Best Feminist Self Help Books To Read. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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The Examined Life Workbook by Brittany Salsman
This product was recommended by Brittany Salsman from Life Lived by Design
Everyone wants to be known. That begins with knowing yourself first. In The Examined Life Workbook, you will embark on a bold journey toward knowing yourself – identifying where you are now, discovering who you want to become, and developing a plan to connect the two. You’ll find over 70 tools, strategies, and exercises that help you exponentially increase your self-awareness and step more fully into your true self. 10% of all profits from the sales of this book are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.
The Art of Choosing You by Robin Chant
This product was recommended by Robin Chant from Art of Choosing You
I have climbed Kilimanjaro and volunteered at ground zero! Being a feminist growing up was such an identity of mine – playing hockey with the boys when it wasn’t allowed – only female in my physics class which I love physics! Helping my dad out on the farm! Always knew I desired a career to inspire others to choose more!
Choose to Prevail by Sandy Rodriguez
This product was recommended by Sandy Rodriguez from Goodreads
Choose to Prevail: Unexpected Insights to Help You Overcome Challenges is not an overtly feminist book, nor does it touch upon equality or inclusion issues. However, the author grew up as a feminist and her beliefs can be percieved throughout the book. She matter-of-factly mentions her architect mom, her own successful career in journalism, and her decision, as a single mother, to not collect financial support. She also shines a light on the crime of femicide—the murder of females because of their gender. This aside, readers of any gender can expect to feel an increase in self-confidence and sense of inner peace. If they are plagued by worries, insecurities, or problems in general, here they will find ways to prevail over whatever is causing them grief. The impermanence of life, daily time management concerns, fear of public speaking, and insecurities about one’s physical appearance are a few of the topics explored.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
This product was recommended by Meg Marrs from Safer Senior Care
I love the fact that her writing is spiritual, yet with real-world relevance and application. It’s all about discovering your inner creativity and using it to inspire and enhance real-life LIVING. She manages to reach deep into each of us but shows us how to use what we find practically to make our lives better in the real world.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
This product was recommended by Geninna Ariton from Trendhim
Being the first lady of one of the most powerful countries (if not the most) is no joke. How to handle it with such grace will always be something that other women can look up to. In her memoir, she invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
The Worthy Wardrobe by Morgan A. Wider
This product was recommended by Gabriella Delcampo from The Legion Media Group
Morgan A. Wider is an up and coming author, professional speaker, and entrepreneur with decades of leadership experience. Through her book, The Worthy Wardrobe Your Guide to Style, Shopping, and Soul, readers can gain confidence, self-worth, professionalism, and a better understanding of how to achieve full authenticity. In the book, readers can also find personal experiences that shaped Morgan’s views along with various stories that many women can relate to. The purpose of her platform is to help women, specifically entrepreneurs and college students, reach their full potential by improving their wardrobe.