I have just come across a fantastic book for children called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. It contains 100 stories about 100 “extraordinary women”, from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
The women in the stories include Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall, Amelia Earhart, Coco Chanel, Elizabeth 1, Serena Williams, Margaret Hamilton and Virginia Woolf.
It is so good that there is a book that shows children, particularly girls, that they are not limited in what they can do with their lives. The book includes women who were resistance fighters and pirates, as well as scientists, musicians, artists, and sportswomen.
Another amazing book that I think should be read by all women in the workplace is Feminist Club – an Office Survival Manual by Jessica Bennett. The Feminist Fight Club was started by women who gathered in a New York apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade strategies for how to tackle them.
In the book journalist Jessica Bennett provides tactical strategies for fighting back against sexism in the workplace. The book is particularly readable and practical, and very entertaining.
And finally, it’s well worth looking at Real wonder women take to the streets – in pictures in The Guardian. Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane has painted huge, beautiful pictures on walls throughout London to celebrate “amazing women who are not given the visibility they deserve”.
I will be starting my interviews next weekend, now that my voice is returning after having a cold for two weeks, so I will be posting the first one within the next two weeks.