This article showcases our top picks for the New Feminist Books in 2021. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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Don’t Chase Love, Cut to the Chase by D.M. Webb-Benjamin
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This book has many great reviews, especially on the UK Amazon site. It empowers both women and men, trying to explain to both, what the other gender really needs. What is more feminist, I thought, than someone trying to teach men how to really make their woman happy and treat them right. But as the author points out, this needs to go both ways. The approach of the author is honest, direct, yet conveyed in a light manner (where possible). I believe DM Webb-Benjamin has found the answer to real balance in the world of women and men, men and women. Balance in love as well as in your personal life. She gives practical advice and exercises to practically all areas regarding relationships and self-growth.
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
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Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism, out next month, is the wake-up call we all need when discussing feminism. Too often, food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care aren’t part of the conversation, which comes at the expense of white privilege. Hood Feminism brings it all to light.
Launching While Female by Susanne Althoff
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Author Susanne Althoff is a professor at Emerson College and former Boston Globe magazine editor. If women launched growth-oriented businesses at the same rate as men, according to one estimate we’d have 15 million additional jobs in this country in two years. And women want to be entrepreneurs, but the system is stacked against them. Studies show that female entrepreneurs are awarded a mere 2.2 percent of the venture capital in this country, have to rely more on their own money, and land fewer spots in incubators and accelerators. This book addresses why, includes recommendations and features interviews with 100+ female and non-binary entrepreneurs in the fields of food, fashion, health care and finance.
When Strong Women Speak, Strong Women Listen by Adriana Fuentes Diaz
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When Strong Women Speak, Strong Women Listen exalts the values that give meaning to life and is a reference for future generations, especially women who are taking increasingly important roles in our societies. Today, more than ever, the powerful voices of women from across the ages need to be heard, and Fuentes Díaz has created a wonderful platform for the expression and exposure of their words of wisdom and advice. In fact, these inspirational words of encouragement and guidance can motivate and arouse all of us, not just women.
Sobremesa by Josephine Caminos Oria
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Sobremesa May 2021 is for all women looking to change thecourse of their lives: I too grew up drinking the Kool-Aid that told women it’s too late, or even selfish, to change the course of our lives after our mid-thirties, even if we intuitively felt something was missing from our lives. Once I finally came to understand that we have been fed this lie since youth—and come to believe it ourselves—I decided to take a chance on myself and left a fifteen-year, C-level career in healthcare to make dulce de leche. At forty-three. Most of my friends and family thought I was crazy, myself included. How could I put myself before my five children, and husband? Nonetheless as the main breadwinner? Looking back now, from the vantage point of years gone by, it’s hard to believe a single ingredient could have the power to divert the course of an entire life, to rewrite the hundreds upon thousands of decisions made—some on a whim, most carefully thought out—on which it was built. But that’s how it happened. It was greater than me, and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I’ve since written about my journey in Sobremesa: A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses (Scribe Publishing, May 2021). Today, I hope to inspire other women to trust themselves and take a leap of faith to pursue a life worth living.