2017 was the year of females in the media, and I have become obsessed with some of the female authors who are pioneering this movement. From personal experiences to history lessons, ways these women are empowering others is truly inspirational.
Roxane Gay has been giving us amazing writing since 2011, and she has yet to let us down. Her most recent book, “Difficult Women,” is exactly the feminist empowerment that this world needs.
Tiffany Haddish made us fall in love with her in “Girls Trip,” and I think she read our minds when she decided to release her latest book, “The Last Black Unicorn.” The book of essays completely embodies what the comedian-actress stands for: equality, success and laughter.
Margot Lee Shetterly
Everyone knows the amazing “Hidden Figures” book from Margot Lee Shetterly. She has made huge waves with her work, and I am inspired consistently with her efforts. She is also the founder of The Human Computer Project, which works to uncover the names of women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA from the 1930s-80s.
First, Alicia Malone brought us the incredible work, “Backwards and in Heels,” which told the stories of amazing women who forever changed the film industry. With interviews from Geena Davis, Ava DuVernay and Octavia Spencer, the book will completely change your world. And in the new year, Alicia is letting us peer into her brain a little on her blog, which is just as good as the book.
Rupi Kaur has always dazzled her readers and inspired so many to explore themselves. Her most recent work, “The Sun and Her Flowers,” is her first release since “Milk & Honey” and everything we could have hoped for.
Anjali Kumar gets more into her writing than most other authors. Her debut book, “Stalking God,” is a true testament to her abilities as a writer and spirituality guru. Read more about her journey to write this book in our interview with her!