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Dr. Amy A Nespor
5.0 out of 5 starsInspiring, motivational, powerful
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2020
This book came out at time when we needed it! During Covid19. I enjoyed reading it cover to cover. It is inspiring, motivational, educational, and leaves us wanting to do more and be better people. This book allows us to do just that! The book is written in such a way that you are just sitting down with a girlfriend having a conversation and leaving you with the opportunity to make the world a better place. It's that easy. Everyone is approachable in the book and making a difference, and welcomes us to help them.
I cannot tell you in words how much i appreciate this book by Asha Dahya. Our next generation needs to have better female role models, more "normal" everyday extraordinary and realistic role models. The ones that are not seen on beauty magazines or Hollywood movies, but real life mothers, teachers, educators, activists, leaders, entrepreneurs, artists... and so many more. I gifted this book to my bridesmaids, as I was suppose to get married this year (thanks to 2020...), and this book has walked them through many dark times during this year. By reading other women's stories, it gave me so much strength to move forward stronger, stay focus and be persistent in what I believe in.
If you're contemplating about buying this book, don't hesitate, you need it :)
I absolutely LOVED this book. I listened to it via Audible to start off my morning walks for a week straight, and it was exactly what I needed to put me in the best mood ever each day. So often we only hear the stories of very visible celebrities and not the woman who might live next door. Without this book I probably never would have learned about so many different businesses and organizations, and various issues in society in general that affect women. Each woman is doing amazing things to advance the world for those who identify as female, and for themselves in their own lives. It's ridiculously inspiring. The interviews are heartfelt, engaging, entertaining, and made me feel like I really got to know each of them on a personal level. I loved how it was a gorgeous showcase of women from all walks of life. My favorite quote was from Sarah Moshman, "Sometimes you climb the ladder of success to find it was on the wrong wall." I'll be thinking about that one for a long time. Thank you Asha for putting together this incredible book. The world is a better place because of it.
Asha Dahya’s wonder women hail from every corner of the globe, from all walks of life, and yet together they form a cohesive whole that is at once poignant and inspiring. Poignant because of the hardships and, often, tragedies they’ve had to overcome; and inspiring because ultimately, they prevailed. On their journeys many of these "sheroes" battled death and disease, poverty and political oppression, yet arrived at places of shining creativity and generosity of spirit. This is a book that celebrates grit and determination. This is a book brimming with raw emotion and hope. This book is one that every school and public library should stock, and one that every mother should present to her daughter in order that she may grow up to be one of tomorrow’s wonder women. Highly recommend!
5.0 out of 5 starsImportant Feminist Read on the Diversity of Women's Accomplishments
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
Such a well-written, feminist read!!!! It is a great read for anyone who wants to read about the amazing accomplishments of a wonderful diversity of women. I love the way the sections are divided to reflect that women have accomplished extraordinary feats in a range of fields. In many books about women's accomplishments I have read, only affluent, cisgender, women in Western nations were focused upon. However, Asha Dayan makes a vital point to be as diverse as possibility. Intersectionality is vital to this book, which I love. I hope to read more books that focus on intersectionality rather than one type of women or one aspect of identity. I was especially happy to read about the accomplishments of disabled women, which I rarely see in books. Each section was an appropriate-not too long and not too short. I was never bored. It was a book I wanted to happily continue! I would surely read something else by Dayan! I hope more people read this book and learn valuable, interesting information on the amazingness of women from it!
This was an excellent book and inspiring! It was very informative and motivational, and I can see how a book like this might be a great gift for a young girl or woman. While I myself am not a woman, I think that it's important to see strong people who make real impacts big and small on the world around them - that's something that anyone can benefit from if they so choose to learn from the experiences of others.
5.0 out of 5 starsA great gift idea, and very inspirational!
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2020
Bought this book and was blown away by the diverse stories included! How aren't there more books like this that celebrate everyday female superheroes?? I would highly recommend buying this as a gift for the women and girls in your life. Great gift idea to read on an ongoing basis. I hope to see more from the author (maybe a version 2!).