Celebrating Female Power With Inspiring Stories This International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Reading Four Empowering Books

4 Empowering Books to Read on Women’s Day

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hillary Clinton


International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on the 8th of March, every year. It’s a day to commemorate the achievements of women in social, cultural and economic spheres of life. International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on women empowerment, where women can make their own life decisions and break down all the barriers to their personal and professional growth. As Michelle Obama once said: “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” It won’t be flawed to say, if given an opportunity, women can achieve anything, even if it’s conquering the world.

Best Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

  • Raise your voice in the workplace. Make sure women receive a fair share of benefits and support at work.
  • Gather your friends and arrange a movie screening. You can select a movie which encourages gender equality and promotes the advancement of women.
  • Play a role in supporting women-owned businesses. Encourage others to do the same as well.
  • On this 8th of March, read a book by female authors that raises awareness about gender disparity and fosters girl power.

Austin Macauley Publishers has always been a strong advocate of women empowerment and gender equality. Austin Macauley promotes women to come forward and publish their books, which provides them with a medium to raise their voice.

Here is a list of books from our resilient and influential female authors who have truly been a source of inspiration for many!


Nothing and Everything All at Once

Book: Nothing and Everything All at Once

Author: Sabrina Marie

Sexual assault is an extremely traumatic and disturbing moment in one’s life which nobody deserves to go through. This book is about a sexual assault survivor and her road to recovery. Moving from present to past, this book gives an inside view of the important decisions she took on the way that helped her move on. Sabrina Marie’s book heals those women who have gone through sexual assault and encourages them to find the lost courage again. To buy this book, click here.




The Trials Of Allura

Book: The Trials of Allura

Author: Dina El Shammaa

Inspired by a true story, this modern-age story revolves around the life of Allura, a middle eastern woman, living a mundane life. The transformation which changes her, from being introvert and vulnerable to being bold, resolute and full of fire, is spectacular. How many trials and tribulations did Allura had to go through? Buy this empowering book to find it out.





Khalid’s Promise

Book: Khalid’s Promise

Author: Amna Ibrahim AL-Badwawi

This book narrates the various stages in the life of Amal, an Emirati girl belonging to a conservative family. From coping with her mother’s and friend’s loss to her father’s marriage to a foreigner, she has experienced the worst of times. Khalid’s Promise takes us through Amal’s university life and her marriage to Khalid who became a rock in her life. To find out more about Amal’s journey through a cloud of despair to salvaging her happiness, buy this book here.




From The Heights Of Heaven To The Depths Of Despair

Book: From The Heights Of Heaven To The Depths Of Despair

Author: Grace Lagos

Kacey is a free-spirited girl who longs for freedom like her Australian friends. She likes to socialize with people, but coming from a conservative Greek family, restrictions are put on her. Her mother wants her to get married to a Greek boy as soon as possible. Kacey falls in love with an Irish boy and runs off with him. Catastrophe strikes Kacey when her husband, Jack, suffers a fatal heart attack. Will Kacey stand the test of time? Will Kacey side with her husband or will she choose her children above all? To find out, buy this book here.



On this day, let’s all strive to raise awareness about women’s equality and lobby for increased gender parity. We hope you would enjoy these empowering books from Austin Macauley Publishers’ female authors on International Women’s Day! Austin Macauley encourages female authors to publish their books and supports women empowerment.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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