In this episode, I talk with Asha Dahya about her book, Today’s Wonder Women.
Not all superheroes wear capes! Meet the everyday superheroes who are changing the world in this compilation of 50 female-identifying people who are challenging the status quo, identifying a problem and taking it upon themselves to do something about it, dismantling any barriers that stand in their way.
Some topics of discussion include:
- Stories of female-identifying heroes who have defied death, flouted cultural norms, and risen above poverty to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, activists, role models, media moguls, and movement creators
- The “fairytale conditioning” that teaches girls to wait for Prince Charming to save them
- Learning to define what strength and success look like for ourselves
- The important of female representation in the arts, media and leadership
- How we can start to show up as our true, authentic selves and become our own superheroes
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The quotes you will hear read during the interview are taken directly from the book, Today’s Wonder Women.
Transcription is available here
Mentioned in the episode:
- Gender Swapped Fairytales - Karrie Fransman, Jonathan Plackett
- Becoming - Michelle Obama
- Lemons in the Garden of Love - Ames Sheldon
- Call Us What We Carry - Amanda Gorman
- The Book of the City of Ladies - Christine de Pizan
People / organisations:
- Fraidy Reiss - founder of Unchained at Last
- Sarah Moshman - filmmaker
- Gloria Feldt - Take the Lead
- Violeta Ayala - filmmaker
- Indira Cesarine - Untitled Space art gallery
- Amalii de Alwis - Code First Girls
- Dannielle Owens-Reid
- Ana Flores
- Sara Cunningham
- The Mask You Live In
- Y: The Last Man
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