Thursday, April 19, 2018

That's What She Said: Wise Words From Influential Women by Kimothy Joy

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

An artist and activist committed to the empowerment of women and girls has created a gorgeous illustrated volume, blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than fifty influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms.

Distraught by the results of the 2016 election and the realization that the nation was not ready for its first female president, Kimothy Joy found herself poring over the biographies of brave women throughout history—those who persisted in the face of daunting circumstances—to learn from their experiences.

Turning to art, Joy channeled her feelings to the canvas, bringing these strong women to life in bold watercolor portraits surrounded by inspirational hand-lettered quotes. With each creation, Joy found catharsis and hope. She shared her watercolors with her online community and encouraged everyone to raise their own voices and recharge for the battles ahead.

Now, in this beautiful gift book, Joy has gathered her stunning illustrations and quotes and paired them with surprising, illuminating biographies of her subjects to inspire women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. That’s What She Said honors a powerful and diverse group of over fifty women—from Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Virginia Woolf to Sojourner Truth, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—role models whose words and insights remind us that we must never give up the fight for a more just and equitable society.

Reclaiming the derogatory cultural barb “that’s what she said,” this stunning book celebrates strong female leadership throughout history and empowers current and future generations to find their voices and inspire change in their communities.

my thoughts:

What an inspirational book! I absolutely LOVED That's What She Said: Wise Words From Influential Women by Kimothy Joy.

I really enjoyed dipping in and out of such a lovely book, especially when I was having a rough day.  This book inspired, motivated, and comforted me - it was the perfect pick-me-up!  Its filled with  mini-biographies, watercolor paintings, and quotes that showcase female empowerment.  Women from all over the world are celebrated in this delightful book - their strength, determination, and intelligence leaping off the pages. You can't help but love learning about all of these amazing, influential women and their accomplishments - its fantastic!

Such a treat to read! I can't wait to share this book with friends and family - I just know they are going to fall in love with That's What She Said: Wise Words From Influential Women.  How could they not?!

I would happily recommend this book to anyone and everyone - you will love how inspired you feel whilst reading this book and long afterward.

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: That's What She Said
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Carole said...

I'm going to look out for this one. Cheers

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This sounds like such an inspiring book! Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Lark said...

I like that you can dip in and out of it when you're feeling in need of a little inspiration on any particular day. I'm thinking it'd make a great gift, too! And since Mother's day is coming soon... Hmm. Thanks, Nadia! :)

bermudaonion said...

I think I'd love this book too!

Nadia said...

Carole, definitely check it out!

Heather, it really is. Thanks for having me on the book tour for it :)

Lark, me too! I love books like that. It would make a great gift. Enjoy!

Kathy, I think you would :)