International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, which, in today’s current social and political climate, is stronger than ever. So to celebrate, we’re sharing 10 incredible books that promote equality, feminism and some seriously incredible women…
How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
A book that every woman - and man for that matter - needs to read. Moran’s hilarious portrayal of being a modern woman is wonderfully accessible, and brutally honest.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What does it mean to be a woman today? Adapted from her popular TEdx talk, Chimamanda gives her unique definition of 21st century feminism, rooted deeply in inclusion and awareness, and shares why she believes we should ALL be feminists.
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
An issue deeply rooted in feminism and gender equality, Naomi Wolf, one of the true greats of feminism, discusses an issue ingrained in our culture and deeply rooted in feminism - beauty. The shortened edition gives you the essence of the groundbreaking book, “a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.”
Half of a Yellow Sun is a novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
For those who prefer to lose themselves in a gripping fiction rather than study a lengthy essay, Chimamanda’s novel tells the story of the Biafran War from the perspective of three character: Olanna, Ugwu and Richard. However, the beautifully written and deeply engrossing tale, still gives you much to learn: “‘You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?’…’Your life belongs to you and you alone.’"
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, and British Journalist Christina Lamb, this is the incredible memoir of Malala, the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. At just 15 years old when the book was published, it’s hard not to be in awe of the power and strength shown by such a young girl who simply wished for girl’s to be educated.
The Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women
From overcoming creative blocks, to networking and money, this is the working woman’s guidebook that will light a spark of inspiration in your working life. It’s fresh, practical and inspiring - just what every creative woman needs!
Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
Roxanne Gay’s journey through womanhood told in a series of quick-witted but sincere essays that comment on feminism today - from abortions to Chris Brown. Bad Feminist looks at the ways in which culture informs who we are, and calls us out on what we need to do better.
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey, known best for her roles in 30 Rock and Mean Girls, tells the story of her life - “from her youthful days as a nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately half hearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.”
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Your classic fairytales with a feminist upgrade - what if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? A beautiful children’s book that is empowering, inspiring and moving, telling tales of strong females and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama.
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
We’re all about inspiring the next generation to grow up being sassy, empowered activists and feminists! This children’s book is perfect for teaching your little ones that they can take on the world! Telling the tales of women around the world have long dreamed big and spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, this book features the likes of J.K Rowling, Malala Yousafzai, Marie Curie, Viola Desmond and many more.