Women are powerful beyond words. You’ll often hear us referred to as “My Earth,” my world, carriers of culture, my better half and other dynamic descriptors that denote our value. Quite simply we are glass-ceiling breakers. March is Women’s History Month and was named such as to intentionally create space to celebrate the trailblazers from across the diaspora. Women who’ve not only taken the torch from previous generations, but also kicked open doors of opportunity for the next generation of young women eager to make their own mark.
As the proud co-owner/co-founder of MahoganyBooks and a woman, it is imperative to me that we (our communities) continue to uplift Black women. To celebrate our brilliance, to collaborate with us on big picture ideas, to rely on our insight in the boardrooms, while also allowing us space to simply breathe and take care of ourselves. It is my sincere prayer that every woman reading this feels seen, loved, celebrated and part of our #MBooksTribe. We/you deserve it. I look forward to continuing to salute you in these virtual streets and wish all of you a powerful Women’s History Month (and yes, we must be celebrated all year long).
Wishing you every success,
A few of my favorite books during
Women’s History Month:
Assata By Assata Shakur
The life story of African-American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.
A compelling tale of the impact of white racism on a sensitive and powerful young black woman. — Library Journal
Whose Shoes Are You Wearing
by Christine St. Vil and Julian Kiganda
With practical action steps included at the end of each chapter, Whose Shoes shows you how to walk boldly and fearlessly in your own shoes regardless of the shoes you’ve been wearing. With a generous dose of humor, solid spiritual principles and a keepin’ it real attitude, this book will become a staple in your library as you embark upon your own journey to discover the shoes God meant for you!
Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson
I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson
No Disrespect by Sister Souljah
In No Disrespect, Sister Souljah, America’s most notorious hip-hop rebel, offers a stunningly candid book about how young black girls can grow up with their integrity intact in a very tough world. Here is a gripping and searing account of the ferocious struggle for sexual identity and autonomy that confronts every African-American – especially women.