Memoirs of Resistance

Lauren Thatcher Ulrich said one of my favorite things I’ve ever heard:

Well-behaved women rarely make history

There has been some amazing history made by women resisting the status quo, these are just some of them.

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter - Carmen AguirreSomething Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young,Norman DoidgeThe Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions) - Sojourner Truth,Olive Gilbert

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Each of these women challenged the status quo in their way. They were a part of something, some beginning and some just participating. I wouldn’t quite call any of them well-behaved. They also demonstrate that any woman cam challenge the status quo in whatever capacity she feels compelled or called to do, whether it’s active resistance in an organized cause, pioneering new ways of looking at ourselves, a book club gp that changes the way we look at the world, or traveling and preaching.

The only way to live in a different world is to take the one we have ano transform it.

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  1. I read Reading Lolita in Tehran — very inspiring. There is also an excellent book sete in the same general region of the world that I highly recommend — it’s called Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil co-authored by Deborah Rodriguez and Kristen Ohlson. I know you would love it! These women had amazing courage and even defied death to save another woman from the repressive culture!

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