Alright, so this is really, really cool. I get to highlight and give away a copy of Dare to Be You: Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding Your Voice, Leading Fearlessly, and Making a Difference! Because the publisher reached out to me about it! They sent me an early finished copy for a giveaway! I’m still freaking out! The person who reached out said that they thought the book would fit well with my blog, which is honestly such a compliment. I’m so, so glad that I’m able to talk about girls and the things girls can do and everything girls are capable of. And this book is about all of those things.
Here is an overview about Dare To Be You! It’s different from what I normally read, but I still think that sounds like a really great book. Yes, to girls being awesome.
A collection of eye-opening and inspirational wisdom for girls from some of today’s most influential women, offering insights on being true to yourself, finding your voice, overcoming obstacles, and making a difference in the world.
Today, it is more important than ever that girls have the courage to be themselves. But societal pressures continue to push girls to conform—to look, think, and act a certain way despite their individuality. From her most thought-provoking interviews with such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Sheryl Sandberg, Luvvie Ajayi, Arianna Huffington, Brittany Packnett, Natalie Portman, Stacey Abrams, and more, award-winning journalist Marianne Schnall brings together the most inspiring, captivating, and rousing quotes to shed light on the many ways girls can empower themselves. Representing a diverse group of women’s voices—from actresses, comedians, and musicians, to business leaders, elected officials, activists, and Nobel laureates—these words speak to a wide array of issues that young women are facing every day. Dare to Be You is both rallying and uplifting, and is a valuable resource that conveys a timely and important message: When girls dare to be themselves—when they are fearless leaders, speak their truth, and believe in their dreams—they can truly change the world.
And here’s more about the author and where you can find her!
Marianne Schnall is a widely published journalist and interviewer whose writings and interviews have appeared in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME.com, Forbes, In Style, CNN.com, EW.com, the Women’s Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51 Percent: The Women’s Perspective. Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization, and WhatWillItTake.com, a media and event platform that engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action. She is also the cofounder of EcoMall.com, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living.
Marianne graduated from Cornell University in 1989 with a BA in English, and she is also a graduate of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices media and leadership training program. She is the author of Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness and Finding Your Own Voice, What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power, and her latest books, Leading the Way: Inspiring Words for Women on How to Live and Lead with Courage, Confidence, and Authenticity, and Dare to Be You: Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding Your Voice, Leading Fearlessly, and Making a Difference.
Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.
And I get to give a copy of this book away! If you’d like to enter, just leave a comment below! I’ll pick a winner on October 18th. Thank you so much again to Simon And Schuster for reaching out to me!
Thank you for reading!