Marianne Schnall has gathered up a provocative, soulful, and deeply helpful book of women, wisdom, and ways to move us all forward. It is a gift!!! --Eve EnslerDaring to Be Ourselves
is lovely and useful and true. --Alice WalkerDaring to Be Ourselves
is a profoundly empowering book filled with quotes written by some of the most influential women of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, such as Jane Fonda, Cameron Diaz, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Portman, and many more. They all share opinions about issues of equality, caring for the earth, self-love, and words of wisdom to young girls.
I feel deeply fortunate to have had the chance to read this book. Women are constantly putting themselves down and trying too hard to be perfect, like the artificial women we see on glossy magazines. It's crucial for women to know that we don't need to duplicate those images we see in the media.
Marianne Schnall has produced a book that will not only empower young women, but make them see how amazing it is to be a woman. She shows us that with a little more self-confidence we too can be as strong and liberated as the women whom she quotes. --Lauren Kearney, Teen Voices
About the Author
Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer. She is also the founder of the women's website Feminist.com and cofounder of EcoMall.com, a website promoting environmentally-friendly living. Marianne has worked for many media outlets and publications. Her interviews with well-known individuals appear at Feminist.com as well as in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, In Style, The Huffington Post, The Women's Media Center, and many others. Through her writings, interviews, and websites, Marianne strives to raise awareness and inspire activism around important issues and causes.