Tired of Today's "Role Models"
Having a daughter in today's world, I feel a responsibility to surround her with worthy role models. I don't want Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians to be the types of women that she aspires to be. I wanted to read through Rad Women Worldwide to be able to share these women's stories with my daughter someday.
Sadly, most of the women talked about in Rad Women Worldwide were women I had never heard of before I read this book. However, now there are many strong women that I am interested in learning more about. Women like...
Real Rad Women
Malala Yousafzai was only 11 when she started writing for BBC about what it was like to live in Pakistan under extremist rule. When she was 14, she was shot in the head by a Taliban assassin, but she was not killed. At the age of 17 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to advocate for the education of young girls. She wrote the best-selling book, I am Malala, and a documentary titled He Named Me Malala is available on Hulu if you are interested in learning more about her.
Wangari Maathai grew up in Kenya, but realized in the 1970s that the Kenya of her childhood was disappearing. Poverty, unemployment and malnutrition were becoming more prevalent. Forests were being destroyed to make way for crop land. Wangari took action. She started the Green Belt Movement, which taught women how to plant tree seeds and nurture the saplings. This provided income for women in Kenya and helped to clean up the environment and water. In 2004, Wangari became the first environmentalist and African woman to receive the Nobel Peace prize.
About the Book
To find other amazing women like these, you don't have to look any further than Rad Women Worldwide. With stories of 40 different women from all over the globe (plus a list of names and locations of 250 more), you are sure to find worthy role models for your daughters and yourself.
This book is one that I will absolutely keep and share with my daughter as she grows up. It's easy today to feel hopeless and like there is nothing we can do to help, but as the author said, "When the forces of evil seemed to dominate the events of the world, these accounts reminded me that women have overcome, fought back, led, created, invented, achieved, and succeeded."
Learn more about the book, Rad Women Worldwide, here.
Disclaimer:I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. Erika Bault is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com