Who run the world?!.......GIRLS!!!

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Who run the world?!.......GIRLS!!!

Women have found power in a variety of ways though out history in their struggle towards justice and equality. The narrative on girl power and the strength we carry is complicated but oh so beautiful. Women have always shown up to participate in many processes of the world that encourages liberation of self. We are strong, enduring childbirth and in many cases carry whole families on our shoulders, we are responsible for so much but despite the struggles, women have extreme strength and the capacity to achieve much more just like men in society.

The Crunk Feminist Collection by Brittney Cooper
The Crunk Feminist Collection is a collection of essays that shine a light on patriarchy, misogyny, anti-blackness and hip hop feminism in the African American culture. The essays were published originally on the blog Crunk Feminist Collective between 2010 and 2015.

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy  
Ariel Levy, 38, pregnant, married, financially stable and very successful went to Mongolia for a reporting assignment in 2012 and a month later she had none of the for-mentioned things. In her Memoir, Levy weaves her story of how she built a successful life and saw it all disappear in record time. In her own words she shows you that when you lose it all, you can still rise and become a woman who is free to do whatever she wants!

Dear Madam President: An open letter to the women who will run the world by Jennifer Palmieri
This letter became a book from the Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. Dear Madam President shows the forward thinking of Palmieri and is filled with thoughtful advice for all women who want to take control of their lives.
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding our stories, discovering ourselves: An anthology by Jesmyn Ward
Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black female writers and creative voices to shine a light on how we search for ourselves in literature, and how important it is that everyone no matter their gender, race, religion, or abilities can find themselves and write their own stories.

Girl Rising, changing the world one girl at a time by Tanya Lee Stone
Girl Rising, is a global campaign for girls’ education, this campaign created a film that tell the stories of nine girls in developing countries, this allowed viewers the opportunity to see how education can break the cycle of poverty. Award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone examines barriers to education in depth for young girls in developing countries, early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sex trafficking and poverty. This film shows how removing these barriers can and will create a better life for girls where they can be safer, healthier and more prosperous in the communities where they live.