Ok, so you wanna do the whole 'New year, New me' thing but you're struggling to get the ball rolling when it comes to making shit happen. Well, these five books are sure to get you feeling pumped and give you the inspiration you need to make a real change, or just see things from a new perspective this year.
Feminists don’t wear pink and other lies curated by Scarlett Curtis
This book is a collection of essays, poems and anecdotes from a variety of women sharing their experiences with feminism and it shows just how diverse, yet all-encompassing it can be. It’s full of funny and thought-provoking writings from the likes of Keira Knightley and Jameela Jamil, to student activist Amika George and gal-dem founder Liv Little.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
If you didn’t get your hands on the former first lady’s memoir over Christmas, you have to get your hands on it now! The book talks about how Michelle found her voice and details the story of how she went from her humble beginnings to the White House. There’s no one better to learn how to be a boss from!
Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White
This book came after the HUUUGE success of the Guilty Feminist podcast, so if you’re looking for more ways to learn how to be a boss make sure you download a few eps too! Deborah perfectly captures how it feels to question whether you’re being a good feminist or not. In her own words ‘I wanted desperately for women to be taken seriously in leadership roles all over the world, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.’ Her funny and inspiring book is defo one for the wish-list.
Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon
The author of this book is award-winning blogger/social media editor and podcaster Emma Gannon, and she’s in a pretty good position to tell us how we can make our career work for us. The book centres around how we can make money on our own terms and turn our side-hustles into start-ups.
What a time to be alone by The Slumflower a.k.a Chidera Eggerue
From the woman who started the #saggyboobsmatter movement, The Slumflower wants to empower women to know that they are good enough or as she says it ‘You're bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ Her main lessons are: learning to celebrate yourself, don’t worry about ‘them’ and feel the togetherness. This book is full of heart.
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