Being a role model is one of the most important things we can be, to show the future generations a way to behave and a way to achieve their dreams is crucial. In order to be a good role model, we need to be inspired ourselves and one way to do it is by reading about badass women that break the glass ceiling.
In today’s world with social media, we are bombarded with many personalities that call themselves role models or influencers, a word that in my opinion has lost all its value and meaning. So, when I’m looking for inspiration, I’d rather grab a good book instead of my cell. This month I wanted to share some of my role models and women that inspire me to be a better person and whom I admire.
These are some of the books written by women that have filled me with inspiration, no spoilers ahead only the reasons why they are a must read for me.
“Becoming” by Michelle Obama
This may be a cliché, but I found this book absolutely awesome. A story full of the ultimate insider in the ultimate insider’s house, the White House. Through the pages of the book, we accompany the remarkable Michelle Obama in her journey from Chicago to DC.
GET IT HERE: sira.link/bookclub-becoming
“No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference” by Greta Thunberg
A collection of the most memorable speeches from Greta Thunberg, the young woman that has become the voice of her generation. At her young age through her actions and words she has shown society the importance of taking action against Climate Change.
GET IT HERE: sira.link/no-one-is-too-small
“On Her Own Ground” by A’Lelia Bundles
The story of Madam C. J. Walker told by her great-great-granddaughter. A unique window into the life of this iconic African American woman turned entrepreneur turned philanthropist. Through her hard work and effort, she manages to build a beauty empire, a truly inspiring story.
GET IT HERE: sira.link/bookclub-on-her-own-ground
“Just Kids” by Patti Smith
A love story where we discover the romance between iconoclasts Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. A true time travel story that gives us a peek to the birth of the creative generation of the likes of Velvet Underground and Warhol and the rise to fame of Mrs. Smith.
GET IT HERE: sira.link/bookclub-just-kids
“The Vogue Factor” by Kirstie Clements
A behind the scenes to the dazzling world of Vogue, the former editor of Vogue Australia gives us the 411 behind the velvet robe of the high fashion world and the glossy magazine. A memoire full of stories of fabulous celebrities, power lunches and eye-catching fashion.
GET IT HERE: sira.link/bookclub-the-vogue-factor
Each of these books show us that we are all wonder women, no matter our race, age, or where we came from, nothing can hold us down. When we set our eyes on something we will stop until we get it. Time to get inspired!