Win ONE of THREE copies of ‘200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World’!
‘You can’t empower women without listening to their stories.’ Gloria Steinem
This month you could be in with a chance of winning ONE of THREE copies of ‘200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World’!
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World is a beautiful book about equality, founded on 200 original interviews with, and accompanying photographic portraits of, women from diverse backgrounds all over the world. It features women who are famous and women who are ‘unknown’; celebrated and marginalised; of all cultures; survivors and leaders; victims and heroes; saints and sinners. Women who will educate and inspire us and bring positive change in a time when so many are still fighting for basic freedom and equality.
Among those profiled are artists, activists, entrepreneurs and even an astronaut, alongside business leaders, a goat herder, a nurse, and a brave Nepalese woman who has spent most of her life living on the streets of Kathmandu selling cigarettes – one at a time – to support her family.
Prominent interviewees include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jane Goodall, Shami Chakrabati, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Gillian Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Sarah Outen, Bobbi Brown, Maria Shriver, Isabel Allende and Amber Heard.
All were posed the same five fundamental questions, leading to a world or stories, insights and awareness. Their answers reveal truth, wisdom, and inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity.
What really matters to you?
What brings you happiness?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
What would you change in the world if you could?
Which single word do you most identify with?
From the well-known names to the everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional, each woman shares her unique replies to questions that reveal a human being’s deepest motivation, happiness, pain and hope.
Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait from award-winning photographer Kieran Scott, resulting in a volume that is compelling in both word and image, and global in its scope and resonance. It’s a book that confirms what we already know – there are no ordinary women, and there is no ‘us and ‘them’. There’s just us. People like us.
A percentage of the revenue received from the project is distributed to organisations primarily devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women, chosen by those included.
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See The World
Photographs by Kieran Scott. Edited by Ruth Hobday, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman and Marianne Lassandro. Published by Chronicle Books, £35.
The results are in!
Thank you to all who entered, and good luck with our other competitions!
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!