New book, Life and Other Shortcomings

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You have likely learned about these women in history books. But, have you ever taken note how female writers, authors and artists have continued to break barriers and take storytelling to new heights?

March 8th is International Women’s Day: a day to honor, celebrate and remember women and their achievements. To raise awareness against gender bias. To call for equality and justice.  To support women all over the world. While there’s a countless number of women we can celebrate, let’s take a moment to honor the women of literature… our female authors, writers, and poets. The women transforming the landscape of literature, one story at a time.

Corie Adjmi, award-winning author, doula, and women’s empowerment advocate, harnesses the power and relatability of storytelling to help empower women in all areas of life in her award-winning book, Life and Other Shortcomings.

Her book illustrates the stories of 12 women, all on a different path in life, with one common overarching theme: the beauty, honesty and compelling nature of the female experience and what it means to be a woman. Through each character’s intimate journey, specific truths are revealed about what it means to be a woman—in a relationship with another person, in a particular culture and era—and how these conditions ultimately affect her relationship with herself. The stories as a whole depict patriarchy, showing what still might be, but certainly what was, for some women in this country before the #MeToo movement.

Women writers are more than just storytellers… they are life’s narrators through the complex and beautiful perspective of the female experience. An experience that, for far too long, was silenced and overlooked. Authors, like Corie, use these experiences to help connect and empower women to never stop challenging the norm.

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