A Day Without A Woman: Strong Woman Authors


Today is a day for solidarity. To celebrate who we are and beauty of our strength, and so today I want to celebrate a few of the strongest women authors that have used there voice in support of their beliefs. 

Feminist to the Bone Woman Authors: 

Victoria Aveyard


I can’t say how much I admire and look up to Victoria Aveyard. She is unapologeticly who she is. The strength in which she stands against injustice makes me love her. She is not only an amazing author, but an all around amazing human being 

Sophia Amoruso


Author of #GirlBoss, Sophia is one of the most vocal voices for the rights of women and what it is to be feminist today. I love her style and the way she uniquely vocalizes her beliefs. She is an inspiration for all. 

Amanda Lovelace 

The poet behind The princess saves herself in this one Amanda has been advocating for being the best woman you could be for a very long time. I haven’t yet read her book, but the few poems I have seen around of hers have been calling my name. Short and sweet her poems have created a huge impact on woman everywhere. 

J.k. Rowling 


This list could never be complete without including the wizard queen, J.K. Rowling. She is not only one of the most amazing writers out there, but she is also one that uses her voice to empower women everywhere. The story of how she came to be published is such an inspiration to me. Her voice is one that stricks the hearts of millions. 


Leigh Bardugo


I may not have read anything from Leigh yet, but I really and truly want to. The voice she has on twitter makes me smile. She is so supportive of fellow women and her efforts make me so happy to see. Soon I will read from her, I promise myself that. 

Angie Thomas 


The lovely Angie Thomas! Her advocation for all rights is so admirable to me. The Hate U Give is a book I can’t wait to get my hands on. She is a writer that is a part of a huge movement in the Bookish community, the movement for more diversity. 
Jenny Han


Jenny Han is such a beautiful writer. She supports feminism yet does in her own gorgeous style and I love that about her. She has such a no nonsense aura about her and in a way that’s something I love. She truly is feminine and strong. 

Marie Lu


Known for some strong female characters Marie Lu has connected young women with her characters and has inspired them to believe in their selves and who they are. Another amazing voice for women everywhere. 
Rupi Kaur


Last, but not least we have Rupi who’s poetry book Milk and Honey took the hearts of women and put it on a silver platter. Her raw emotions have encapsulated the growing trend of feminism and breaking the mold. Her story of rape and hardship breaks hearts yet sets a fire beneath the feet of the masses to advocate for change. 
Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed my tribute to the day. I didn’t post this till midnight because I wanted to do my own little rebellion of support for A Day Without a Woman. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

-Till next time!

Don’t Need your Knight in Shining Armor: Kickbutt Heroines who can Save Themselves 

A lot of my favorite novels feature women who are strong and independent. Women who can take care of themselves and don’t need saving. 

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite kickbutt  heroines: 

Katsa from Graceling


Katsa was born with the grace to kill and instincts to protect that make her one of the heroines I look up to most as a woman. She takes care of her own and doesn’t need saving. In fact, if you mess with her, you will need a lot of help and a lot of luck to be safe from her. Reading this book was so empowering for me. I wish there were a lot more characters like her portrayed in literature. Katsa is amazing! 
Eona from Eon


Eona fights and fights hard. She does what needs to be done no matter how difficult the decision to do so may be. She is flawed, but that makes her more human in my mind. She makes mistakes, but she works through them the best she can. Her strength in the face of adversity inspires me. 
Alyssa Gardner from the Splintered series 

 
Alyssa can handle every situation that is thrown at her and I wish that she believed that more during this series. It is her strength and Morpheous’s belief in her abilities that made me fall in love with the story, the world, and beautiful madness that is wonderland. As she grew into who she truly was and embraced the madness of wonderland she was truly the embodiment of a strong and capable heroine who wasn’t afraid of being who she was. It was her wish for humanity paired with the influence of Jeb that created her doubts hindering her from her full potential. 
Pressia from Pure 


Pressia has so much going against her during this entire novel and probably will have so much more to deal with in the later books, but somehow, she makes it through. The world in this novel is one of the most hostile I have ever seen. The way Pressia handles her grief and pushes herself every single day, surviving in this world of horrors makes her one of the strongest women I have ever read about. She may not be physically that strong, but her wits and intelligence make her a force to be reckoned with. 
Finally, we have Jo Montfort from These Shallow Graves 

Jo looks for the truth and does not stop until she finds it. She is a breath of fresh air in times where women were seen a nothing more then someone for a man to marry. She has grit and I absolutely adored every minute of reading in her point of view. She puts herself in danger regardless if she has someone to back her up or not. Her spirit is unbreakable. 

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Who are some of your favorite kickbutt characters? What women in literature inspire you?  Let me know down in the comments below! I need some good femme fatale book recommendations. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

-Till next time