“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood” -John Green
Each week, I feature a female author’s book on my website. The popular hashtag womencrushwednesday is the new-age way to swoon over someone you admire. My #WCW will be dedicated to female authors and their books that bring equal amounts of admiration and inspiration to their readers.
The more we read, the more we understand the world around us and ourselves too. One of the focuses in my practice is working with women and girls and confronting the unique struggles and challenges they face. Reading can be a source of knowledge, healing and power and I hope the books I share can be one or more of those to you.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an Nigerian author who has published several award winning novels including Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus and The Thing Around your Neck. We should all be Feminists is a modified version of a TED talk she delivered in 2012. Whether you watch the talk or read the printed version, I hope Chimamanda’s words bring wisdom and encouragement to both women and men and that her sentiments allow us without shame or judgement to call ourselves feminists.
My own definition of a feminist is a man or women who says, ‘Yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better.” All of us, women and men must do better