Thank you to Trish Collins at TLC Book Tours for inviting me to be a part of the blog tour for Today's Wonder Women by Asha Dahya! I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Published March 18, 2020
Meet the women and female-identifying heroes who have defied death, flouted cultural norms, and risen above poverty to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, activists, role models, media moguls, and movement creators. This collection of stories, essays, and interviews celebrates their superpowers: love, determination, vision, and grit. These 50 women share their wisdom and advice in ways that will inspire you to discover your own superpower.
Each story will transport you into the life and perspective of one who dares to challenge the status quo, dismantle barriers, and empower those around her: Alexa Carlin, a CEO at the age of 17, overcame a 1% chance of surviving sepsis and started the Women Empowerment Expo; Mariah Hanson launched "the Dinah," the world's largest party and music festival for lesbians; activist and gun control advocate Shira Tarantino founded the ENOUGH Campaign; Laverne Delgado is program director of Fashion & Freedom, which rescues victims of sex trafficking and helps them learn skills to enter the fashion industry; plus dozens of other women who refused to accept societal limitations and whose achievements offer inspiring lessons for us all. - from Goodreads
In Today's Wonder Women, Asha Dahya has compiled the stories of 50 ordinary, yet extraordinary women and female-identifying heroes who are working every day to change the world. This inspiring collection proves that no matter where you come from, you have the capacity to make waves and do good, and that women supporting and empowering women can make a huge difference in our world.
The book is divided into sections - women in leadership, activists, women in the arts, those who defy the odds, entrepreneurs, women fighting the system, women disrupting the status quo, and next generation women. Many women could easily fit in more than one category, but it was a nice arrangement. Some of the stories are set up as interviews (I particularly liked when many were asked what makes them a powerful women) and others as short essays.
The diversity in the book is really amazing. These women are from all walks of life - they come from different backgrounds, countries, races, sexual orientations, and ages. Some have overcome poverty or other extremely difficult childhoods; others are using their own experiences with disabilities to fight for others. I especially enjoyed the section on the next-generation women - it really showed that you're never too young to make a difference in your community.
The causes these women champion and support also really run the gamut, so there is sure to be something relatable to all readers. From women working in STEM; to those fighting against sex trafficking and child marriage; to those working for LQBTQ rights; to those working for climate change; even comic book writers who seek to give a platform to female creators.
The stories are easy to read yet very thought-provoking, and the book is beautifully put together and well-edited. I would highly recommend this collection of inspiring stories!