Your top shelf of timeless reads for International Women’s Day and beyond.
When a group of celebrities, activists and artists come together for the same cause, you get something as loud and powerful as this — a masterpiece that discusses feminism from all angles. Hear them share personal stories on what the F-word really means to them.
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Malala was 15 when she was shot in the head for taking an exam in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Thankfully she survived and lived on to write about how she started fighting for girls’ education.
It’s a short and sweet essay that was adapted by Adichie’s viral 2012 TED Talk of the same name. She eloquently argued what ‘feminism’ means and why we should all be feminists. Flawless.
POETRY OF PROTEST
This is a refreshing collection of poems that empowers women to take control of their minds and bodies. Each poem consists of only a few lines, but they’re powerful enough to keep you deep in thoughts.
WHEN MEN TALK
Men and women — we’re just two very distinct species. Rebecca Solnit shows when ‘mansplaining’ happens: men’s often condescending and incorrect efforts in explaining things to women.
WAR ON WOMEN
If you haven’t watched the Hulu series, know that the story plot gets dark, especially when the handmaids are forced into sexual slavery. A relatable read that talks about issues that we are still facing today.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, $33.23 at Kinokuniya