Weekend Reads 05

Oh, man, do I have a lot to share this week! Last week was a little light (and late), but this week is back on schedule and better than ever, filled with wonderful stories about powerful, inspiring women.

weekend reads

Sheila Michaels, Who Brought ‘Ms.’ to Prominence, Dies at 78

When I think of abbreviations like Ms. and Mr. and Miss, it’s just one of those things that I assume has always been around. It was so interesting to read how this abbreviation came into daily use.

How I Get It Done: Christene Barberich, Global Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Refinery29

I love interviews like these. I find it helpful to read about how others organize their days as I feel like I’m still working on my routine now that I’m finished with school. I will definitely be thinking about how to incorporate some of what she says into my life.

The Secret (Lunch) Lives of Remarkable Women

The author of this article interviews an author who wrote a book that explores the “food stories” of very different yet prominent women throughout history. One quote sticks with me: “We’re meant to read the lives of important people as if they never bothered with breakfast, lunch or dinner, or took a coffee break, or stopped for a hot dog on the street, or wandered downstairs for a few spoonfuls of chocolate pudding in the middle of the night,” Shapiro writes.”

Cambodian women who were married without consent are sharing their horror stories in court

While the UN does have its flaws, there is something to be said for the effort they put in to hearing and trying war crimes. I admire these women for their courage in speaking out against what they have gone through.

On ‘Burkini Island’ Muslim Girls Can Finally Learn to Swim

I’m glad that women in Zanzibar are finally given the chance to learn how to swim thanks to this project that supplies them with burkinis and gives swimming lessons.

Inside a fading Chinese culture ruled by women

If you want some matriarchy in your life, take a look at this photo journal. Fascinating to read about a village where women make all the decisions.


Love, love, love this story! Girls are just as good as boys if not better and I love that these young girls are going out there and playing a sport that they love. So inspiring!

Did you read anything interesting this week?

Here is what you need to read this weekend. It's full of inspiring and empowering stories from wonderful women around the world.

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  • Reply
    15 July 2017 at 07:11

    What a lovely read… crazy about the women in Cambodia, huh? This reminds me of the show The Handsmaid Tale, it makes me realise in what previledge times we live today.
    x finja ~ ww.w.effcaa.com

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      18 July 2017 at 19:02

      The Handmaid’s Tale is on my list! We are definitely lucky to have what we have today.

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