The Book Edit
With all the time spent at home recently, looking for a new book or Netflix special is inevitable. Some of us haven’t read a book for fun in forever! We are usually turned away from reading just because we do so much in class or we get our fix with social media. Also, with all the doubt in the world because of the pandemic, it has been hard to find a way to be inspired. But, I found the perfect book to ease your way back into reading while getting a good dose of inspiring women empowerment history!
“Bad Girls Throughout History:
100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World”
( Link: https://amzn.to/3cHCaDn )
This book goes through an amazing list of women you know and never knew existed. It’s an easy read, as every historical figure is summed up in one paragraph along with a beautifully illustrated image. The best part is that it leaves you wanting more - every woman you learn about makes you want to immediately Google their name! These stories will leave you hopeful for change, inspired to take the next step in your life or just empowered to be a woman. With all the odds against them, these women pushed boundaries that came from gender, race or social norms to achieve some of the greatest accomplishments in history.
After reading this book, I found a connection to some of the historical characters in a recent Netflix special - Hollywood! Hollywood depicts a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II that go through racial and homophobic issues trying to be famous – by any means necessary. This series starts off slow but quickly draws you in with all the scandals involved in becoming a star in Tinseltown. The series is a mix of fact and fictional characters that make up a gorgeous cast to watch.
A few key women showcased in the film (and the book) were:
Dorothy Dandridge (1922 - 1965): a Hollywood actress and singer who became the first African- American to be nominated for a best actress Oscar.
So, mix a little history lesson in with your daily WFH breaks by ordering a copy of Bad Girls Throughout History then follow it up with our favorite quarantine past time – binge watching a Netflix series.