International Women’s Day Recommendations

Happy International Women’s Day!

To mark this day of celebrating women, I’ve put together a very few book and author recommendations to share!

Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

This book is both written by an inspirational woman, and is itself about gender inequality and how it manifests in contemporary life. With reference to submissions from the Everyday Sexism Project, which she founded in 2012, Bates talks simply and accessibly through important aspects of gender inequality. Topics covered include the invisibility of gender inequality, women in politics, the media, and motherhood. If you’re looking for an entry point to learning more about modern sexism, this is a brilliant book.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Many people have heard Adiche’s voice now, featured in Beyonce’s Flawless (1:26–2:20) from her TEDx talk in 2013 titled ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, now published as an essay. I highly recommend another TED talk of hers titled ‘The Dangers of a Single Story’, as well as all of her novels: Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah.

Ali Smith

One of my favourite female authors. My collection holds: There but for the, Girl meets boy, and the first person and other stories.

Happy International Women’s Day.
I’m now going to celebrate by reading works by and about wonderful women.

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