365 DAYS OF GUTSY WOMEN
Inside these pages, you will not find the world’s most celebrated women. What you will discover are a year’s worth of women who have led the way. You may have heard of some of these fearless females, and yet many more have never been widely acknowledged.
Women have been largely kept out of history book and are, in many cases, mostly forgotten. But the truth is that from the beginning of time females were honored, and some were even worshipped. In today’s patriarchal culture, we have all but lost sight the fact that women once led the world.
Inside this book, you will find brief biographies, one for each day of the year. On Monday, you may learn about Mary Anning, a British fossil collector who is considered to be the woman who discovered dinosaurs. On Thursday, you may read about Queen Nanny of the Maroons, an African who successfully freed more than 1000 slaves on the island of Jamaica in the 18th century. And on Sunday, you may read about the Hindu Goddess Parvati, who is known as the “mother goddess” representing a universal source of energy and power. Throughout the book, you’ll read of artists, musicians, educators, philosophers, rebels, authors, poets, and innovators, many of whom fought gender, racial, and religious bias.
Explore 365 Days of Gutsy Women to learn more about the courageous women who have gone before us. Their stories will fascinate and excite you, though some are heart-wrenching. Discover how women have overcome the prejudices against them and helped lead the way for generations of women to come throughout the ages.
Risa E. Newell, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The beauty of Roenfanz’s 365 Days of Gutsy Women is not only the recognition of 365 remarkable women, many buried by the sands of time, or the ease with where we can begin our discovery and connect with them more deeply, but the potential to unearth the hidden capacity within ourselves.
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365 Days of Gutsy Women by Rosemary Roenfanz is a book not to miss. The essays are categorized not by historical date or culture, but they are mixed into seven divisions to correspond to the seven days of the week.
For example on Mondays, you can read about women activists or rebels. Tuesdays meet women educators or philosophers. Wednesdays are focused on women scientists or innovators. Thursdays feature women authors or poets. Fridays admire women leaders. Saturdays appreciate women artists or musicians. Sundays select ancient and revered women goddesses.
I like reading short, inspiring essays once a day. With Roenfanz’s categories I can look forward to what I’ll learn about the next day. Quotes spoken by the specific woman are included if available. Here are two examples: “Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.” Christina Rossetti. Or Dorothy Parker’s “Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.”
My favorite part of each essay is “Did You Know?” In a conversational tone, Roenfanz tells surprising facts about each gutsy woman. For instance: “Cai Wenji was able to recite four hundred volumes of ancient books by memory and wrote them on paper. That’s impressive.”
On a Sunday, Roenfanz says that Adrestia could fly by manifesting wings with feathers tipped in “venom that forces those who ingest it to relive their wrongdoing against another. (I advise avoiding them.)”
I recommend ordering this unique book now.