September Roundup: Recommendations from the Badass Women's Book Club Members
I hope everyone enjoyed our September book! Let’s check out what else the Badass Women are reading, watching, doing and listening to this month!
What all the Badass Women are Reading…
Our August 2018 book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman enlightened me on Jennifer Weiner’s fight to bring attention to women’s stories (she’s featured in the “Too Loud” chapter). It prompted me to buy and read her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love and Writing. Bonus -> If you read it, you’ll get the true story that’s the basis of Mrs. Everything!
It’s also worth checking out this article by Jennifer Weiner about the challenges still faced by women authors. And here’s another article from Sally Rooney (author of this summer’s blockbuster novel, Normal People) on the hazards of writing while female and the struggles women authors have in being taking seriously.
I’m trying to pay more attention to my health so I’m following the advice in this article on must-do health screenings for women. I’m also checking out the slew of new books about women’s health including The Vagina Bible: Separating the Myth from the Medicine, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution, and Pain and Prejudice: A Call to Arms for Women and Their Bodies.
While she’s currently deep binging Friends, it seems like just yesterday my daughter was watching children’s television shows. Excited to learn that actress Geena Davis is working to make children’s tv more feminist. You can read more about her efforts here.
Did you watch the Prime Time Emmy Awards last week? Fleabag = love!!! Check out this post of some of my favorite TV shows (including Fleabag!) and the books they’re inspiring me to read!
What all the Badass Women are Doing…
I’ve shared several articles about the importance of women’s stories. But what do you do when you lack the confidence to put your story into words? Check out this article for some practical advice.
I’m clearing off space for new books because my local library is hosting its semi-annual used book sale this weekend. I’m a used book sale veteran but I still found some helpful tips in this article!
Did I mention I have a teenager? As those of you with girls know, the highs are high, and the lows are low. I’m helping my daughter learn to understand and express her anger with tips from this article.
What all the Badass Women are Listening to…
Speaking of anger, I really enjoyed this podcast interview with Rebecca Traister, the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.
Last week I shared this post of 10 Powerful TED Talks by and for Badass Women. One of my top recommendations was Amy Cuddy and her “power pose”. Despite the popularity of this TED Talk, she’s come under some recent scrutiny. But – good news - power posing is back!
What all the Badass Women are Buying…
Looking for a great book for yourself - or a gift for a badass woman in your life? Check out our Badass Women’s Book Club online store!