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33 of Your Favorite Stories of Women Finding Their Voices

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This list of women finding their voices is sponsored by Your Story Is Your Power by Elle Luna and Susie Herrick. Published by Workman Publishing.

On the heels of International Women’s Day, the celebration of strong women is at an all-time high and women everywhere are sharing their stories. Your Story Is Your Power is the tool you need to understand and express your own personal story. Elle Luna, bestselling author of The Crossroads of Should and Must, teams up with psychotherapist Susie Herrick to present an inspiring and practical hands-on guide that will show you how to uncover your own story in order to live a more confident, unapologetic life. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Your Story Is Your Power is a personal, thoughtful, motivating book to help you take control of your future.

We asked for your favorite books about women finding their voices!


You delivered some great reads!


Here are your answers!


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Shrill by Lindy West

Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Room by Emma Donoghue

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Bitch in the House edited by Cathi Hanauer

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Savage Coast by Muriel Rukeyser

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Personal History by Katharine Graham

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Hunger by Roxane Gay

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston