by Kayla Snow
Women have taken the literary world by storm within the last decade; gaining traction in areas like self-help and self-empowerment. We have all seen these books flying off the shelves and giving platforms to well-established and powerful female authors. We think of Glennon Doyle with her novel Untamed and how many lives may have been impacted and changed by reading her words. These self-told stories are truly an amazing way for women to share their experiences and hopefully connect with a wide variety of women to help them feel heard and seen.
So, in honor of Women’s History Month, let’s highlight 3 female authors whose storytelling has made a significant impact across a variety of communities!
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A female author from Nigeria who wrote her novel,“Americanah”, in 2013 that discusses and addresses stories of racial discrepancies and the female experience. She was told that her story was a “feminist” contribution, which she discovered was meant to be an insult. A journalist later shared with her that she became a feminist because she must have been corrupted by the Western culture. She decided to change the script but keep with the theme and spoke on her experience in her Ted Talk, “I Decided to Call Myself a Happy Feminist,” where she uses wit and intellect to share her personal stories with us.