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The Most Empowering Books By Female Authors Of 2018

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The Most Empowering Books By Female Authors Of 2018

By Bianca Barratt via

Feminists have been writing about gender equality for decades but thanks to last year’s #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, female authors have finally been given space to put the patriarchy in its place.

This year has seen a wave of excellent non-fiction literature from a host of inspiring women, so if you’re looking for something to keep you entertained over the holidays or to inspire you for the new year, these titles will tick all the boxes.

This is my pick of the most empowering books by female authors of 2018.

Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

Though all women have had to overcome adversity, the struggles that black women, in particular, have faced are monumental. One of the most marginalised groups in society, black women have had to draw on deep wells of power to overcome the prejudices they have faced and continue to face. In this highly anticipated work from award-winning journalist Yomi Adegoke and her best friend, marketer Elizabeth Uviebinené, Slay In Your Lane celebrates the gains that black women have already made in Britain whilst also highlighting the work that still needs to be done. It’s an encouraging and honest account of their own lives and a celebration of the achievements of some of Britain’s most successful black women that’ll leave you feeling fired up and hopeful for the future. For black women it serves as an inspiration and for other women and men a guide on how we can better support women of colour.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

As one half of the world’s most powerful couple, it’s something of an understatement to say that Michelle Obama has lived an incredible life so …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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