International Women’s Day is on March 8th. It is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of powerhouse women among us who strive for gender equality and a better world for our future generations to live in. The theme for this year is to #BreakTheBias, a campaign to encourage people to accept responsibility for their beliefs and actions and stand up against prejudice in the communities, workplaces, and educational institutes.
Even though we’ve entered 2022, most of the issues we’re still battling seem to be familiar. It’s depressing to see that we still have to discuss issues like, “Do women have equal rights and control over their decisions?” But, at least, there are a plethora of feminist masterpieces which have already provided great answers to those questions, driven by the will to fight for equality.
Learning about feminism and attempting to incorporate it into your daily life does not happen overnight, but it is a continuous process that involves a myriad of perspectives to consider when you’re learning. Even though reading the top feminist literature isn’t the only method to be involved in feminism, yet it is an excellent way to learn about and consider these viewpoints. Here’s a brief overview of our top feminist books that will help amplify your understanding of the meaning of being a feminist. These titles beautifully celebrate the power of women authors.
Be Inspired by Erika Cristina
For Erika, her life is a voyage — one with stunning successes and heartbreaking moments. The dreamer in her is determined to achieve her goal of traveling the world as she said, “Our thoughts are powerful, and we are bigger than our dreams as it must always exceed our capacity to achieve them.” Despite numerous challenges, she relishes her journey of self-discovery and welcomes each day with hope and prayers. Be Inspired is her attempt to let the world know that we should break all the confines and live our lives with gratitude for all that we have.
Build & Work by Indu Singhal
Indu Singhal leads Visual Ace Business Solutions and Emirates Business Management International Consultants in Dubai. She developed the distinctive EBM Benchmarking Partners’ Program, which has opened the door for benchmarking in the region and serves as a platform to exchange best practices for businesses. In addition to her professional activities, she is a keen gardener and loves a getaway to the mountain.
As a successful businesswoman, Indu wrote Build & Work that sheds light on the key elements that determine a company’s success. It also provides the key lessons learned from discussions with the CEOs of award-winning companies across different areas.
A Combination of My Midnight Thoughts by Dhabya Almheiri
Dhabya is a seventeen-year-old Emirati girl who began writing poetry after realizing how important it is to be aware of one’s thoughts. It doesn’t matter if they are all roses and sunshine or overshadowed by darkness; all that matters is one should know. It will be evident throughout the book, A Combination of My Midnight Thoughts, since her poems explore “Nightmares” and “Dreams.”
A Father’s Dream by Jacqueline Al-Towayti
Jacqueline Al-Towayti confronted circumstances in her life that prevented her from finishing her studies after middle school. Her love for novels was the reason she ventured into the world of writing, where she could express her emotions and the pain she endured throughout her life. Writing became her sole outlet to cope with the pain. Her debut novel, A Father’s Dream, took ten years in making.
It tells the story of a girl named Marianne, distinguished by her intelligence and excellence, and honors everything her father says, whether she wants that for herself or not. Little did she know life has a few surprises of its own!
Almost Dead Thoughts by Ramla Jaafar Ali
Ramla was born and raised in Bahrain and grew up in a strict environment. She grew up with much love for writing and penning down her thoughts, which blossomed into a memoir, Almost Dead Thoughts. She loves learning about different languages and treasures reading different genres of literature, such as novels, poetry, and more. Almost Dead Thoughts is a peek into the author’s mind and all her pains and struggles of existence.
And the Traditions Took You from Me by Albahia
Albahia is a beautiful woman with high spirits who has loved reading and writing since an early age. She learned from books that were useful for her until she stepped into the realms of thoughts and poetry and wrote her heart out. Her words made an impact on the readers’ hearts. She prays to God that her first attempt will be met with success. She is grateful to God for this, and even if the beginning is not to her liking, she will not quit because the journey to success is not a burden but one she aims to relish each step of the way.
And the Traditions Took You from Me encourages us all to cut off negative people from life who do nothing but pull us down and do not deserve our love and loyalty.
Between a Dream and a Wish by Omnia Alqaisi
Omnia Alqaisi has always been fascinated with the idea of exploring self-development and learning new hobbies and skills. She offers activities for women and children in self-defense and the basic principles of martial arts. She also teaches the psychological importance of self-confidence and the best way to combat bullying in peaceful steps. For the past 10 years, she has composed poems and thoughts for this book.
Her book, Between a Dream and a Wish, spreads the message of positivity and how important it is to break the mental cycle of sadness and be the best version of oneself.
A Walk in a World’s Library by Hamsa Hussein Sarmak
Hamsa has worked with several hospitals in Iraq. She has loved reading and the universe of literature since her childhood. In this book, she is sharing her journey with readers, hoping to make a difference and create a beautiful effect on the world and draw greater attention to the benefits of reading. She took on an ambitious goal to read 100 books in one year. She showcases the results of her Year of Reading trip and how it evolved her in the debut book, A Walk in a World’s Library.
After Maturity by Areej Barbari
Areej Barbari hails from Saudi Arabia and is a certified instructor and coach. She is passionate about the idea of self-growth and helping others evolve. Her book, After Maturity, sheds light on different aspects of life. According to her, life is not always about taking; sometimes, it’s about giving in return. Life has its ups and downs, and one learns to appreciate it with all its glory with time.
A Thug in the Corridors of the Past by Asaeyl AL Jarallah
The 22-year-old Asayel Al Jarallah enjoys the perpetual fantasies that are a part of bitter reality. A medical science graduate of the nursing department is a lover of the arts, especially painting. Her book, A Thug in the Corridors of the Past, is a riveting crime story that you wouldn’t want to miss.
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Happy International Women’s Day!