Best Feminist Books to Read

Books to Inspire Your Inner Feminist

While Women’s History Month may be over, learning about the women that helped pave the path for future generations doesn’t have to be. We’re continuing our reading and expanding our knowledge on important women that came before us, and ones that are still fighting for equality.

If you’re like us, and want to keep learning about women that are paving the way, we’ve found some more great books to add to your reading list.

Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women

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 within. Each chapter will outline the rise and fall 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—and now, they inspire readers like you. Get your copy here!

Fabulous Female Firsts: The Trailblazers Who Led the Way 

Societal mores of sexism and misogyny have kept generations of women on the sidelines of history. But in every era, there are women who refuse to sit back in the shadows. Fabulous Female Firsts is a celebration of those women―the role models who proved that with enough daring and enough tenacity, the impossible can become possible.

From rebel girls who refused to let their wings be clipped to the suffragettes who claimed new space for women, each trailblazer in this collection of biographies pushed the boundaries for what was possible for women in their time, even if it meant being seen as stubborn, improper, or just a train wreck. Fabulous Female Firsts is in praise of “difficult women” who made the world a better place. Grab your copy here

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