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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Abrams + Chronicle [review + giveaway]

I think I’ve really grown as a feminist over the last year. I have been inspired by the lives of some truly remarkable women – I’ve learned about female historical figures who have long been overlooked, watched in awe as women in their thousands have marched for what they believe in and realised that we don’t have to accept what society thinks is correct the way for women to behave. This is thanks, in large part, to Abrams + Chronicle, who have supplied me with review copies of books which I may otherwise not have noticed. And today, for International Women’s Day, they’ve sent me a few extra copies. If you need a healthy dose of girl power and want to expand your reading range, I’ve got you covered.

Celebrating International Women's Day with Abrams + Chronicle

Why I March is a photographic overview of the five million women who marched across 82 countries last year. It’s a welcome reminder of just how far we’ve come over the last hundred years, with women more engaged in politics than ever before.

why i march from abrams and chronicle

why i march from abrams and chronicle

why i march from abrams and chronicle

why i march from abrams and chronicle

Act Now contains 50 postcards featuring illustrated protest signs and photography from the aforementioned marches. You can pop one in the post to your elected official or send one to a friend to inspire and encourage activism. The box itself is functional too, advising you on how to write to your MP to initiate change.

act now postcards from Abrams + Chronicle

act now postcards from Abrams + Chronicle

act now postcards from Abrams + Chronicle

act now postcards from Abrams + Chronicle

Bygone Badass Broads, released just last week, is based on writer Mackenzi Lee’s popular Twitter series of the same name. The book features 52 truly badass women throughout history, including soldiers, writers, activists and athletes who you probably haven’t heard of before. It’s like Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls for grown-ups.

Bygone Badass Broads

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee and Petra Eriksson

A Glorious Freedom was one of my favourite books of last year. It’s a stunning collection of profiles, interviews and essays by older women who know what it’s like to grow old gracefully, graciously and to stick their middle finger up to society’s norms and stereotypes while they’re at it.

a glorious freedom book review

a glorious freedom book review

a glorious freedom book review

Beautifully curated by artist Lisa Congdon, it’s a book which deserves to be savoured, featuring many inspiring stories, including women who found their passion late in life, embracing being single in your forties, going au natural and even a woman who became the highest ranked female judo master in the world at 98! If this is what it means to grow older, to feel confident, empowered and give less fucks, then bring it on.

a glorious freedom book review

a glorious freedom book review

a glorious freedom book review

a glorious freedom book review

Want to win this entire fabulous collection? Just complete the Gleam entries below.

WIN feminist books from Abrams + Chronicle for International Women’s Day 2018

Terms and conditions: This giveaway closes at midnight on Wednesday 14 March 2018. The winner will be contacted directly. If they don’t respond within one week, a new winner will be selected. UK entries only.

Abrams + Chronicle kindly supplied extra copies of these books for my giveaway.

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5 thoughts on “Celebrating International Women’s Day with Abrams + Chronicle [review + giveaway]”

  1. What a fab post, and all these books sound amazing! I posted earlier that my favourite childhood has to be Enid Blyton, and of course Audrey Hepburn is my all time heroine.

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