Herstory:: Celebrating and Learning from Women’s History in America

Who Runs the World? Girls! If that song doesn’t pump you up every time you hear it, I don’t know what does!

March is Women’s History Month and serves as an opportunity for us to be reminded and remember all the hardcore, rebel women who have made a difference in this world and the women who have played a vital role in American history. I feel like this year is even more special, as the United States has its FIRST woman Vice President, Kamala Harris. One of my favorite quotes from her is:: My mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’

As a mother, with a daughter, I can relate so much. When I look at my daughter, who at three years old is already so smart, curious, and tenacious in what she believes in, I know she will be a leader one day. Since she was born I have been buying her books about powerful women, such as

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women
The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Biography Book for New Readers
A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World
I Will Be Fierce
Superheroes Are Everywhere
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
Ambitious Girl

Herstory:: Celebrating and Learning from Women's History in AmericaI want my daughter to know the great women who have changed history and have shaken up the patriarchy and paved the way for us. I want her to know that because of the women before us, including her own matrilineality, I was able to be the first person in my family to go to college, the only to go to graduate school, and the only entrepreneur and small business owner. I also want her to learn that we still have so far to go in equality for women, especially for women of color. 

In the spirit of celebrating and learning, I have compiled a list of resources related to Women’s History:: 

Our history is important, it helps us to not only learn about our past, but it shows us progress or regress. It helps us understand, as a society, where we came from and how we came to be. As women in America, we have come so far, and yet we still have so far to go. I hope this list educates and inspires you. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown

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