Women have always faced challenges, both at home and at work.
So, to keep yourself sane, reading empowering books is essential.
And books by Black women are often the most intimate and relatable because they understand what other Black women are going through.
So, let’s dive in!
Yoke – Jessamyn Stanley
The real meaning of yoga is to “yoke.”
It represents the flow and connection of our breath and movement, our bodies and minds, and the good and bad of life.
Many people see yoga as a form of exercise, but it’s much more.
Yoking connects the exercises we do on the mat to the person we are off it.
And Stanley’s book teaches self-acceptance through yoking.
In her book—which she writes in essay form—Stanley writes about why she considers self-love a full-time job, impostor syndrome, the problems with Western yoga, and more.
“Yoke” is among the most practical empowering books by Black women to read.
The Source of Self-Regard – Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was an author who wrote powerful stories, including the famous “Beloved.”
She has received various honors, including:
- Nobel Prize in Literature (1993)
- Medal of Distinguished Contribution to America Letters from National Book Foundation (1996)
- Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012)
- PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction (2016)
- National Women’s Hall of Fame (2020)
“The Source of Self-Regard” is a collection of meditations and essays from Morrison and is among the most thoughtful books by Black women.
Morrison writes about female empowerment and womanhood in this book, her thoughts on being an artist during challenging political times, and more.
She Memes Well – Quinta Brunson
Quinta Brunson created and starred in the popular and critically acclaimed “Abbott Elementary.”
Before that, she made funny viral videos on YouTube and Instagram.
“She Memes Well” is Brunson’s collection of essays.
Brunson uses her signature brand of humor to explain how she tried to be successful even when she struggled and why sticking to your roots is vital.
Well-Read Black Girl – Glory Edim
This is a collection of essays from Black women writers like:
- Gabourey Sidibe
- Tayari Jones
- Rebecca Walker
- Barbara Smith
- Jesmyn Ward
- Lynn Nottage
The essays discuss issues like the complexities of being female, finding new love, and using myths to create a new Black future.
Empower Yourself With These Books By Black Women
With these books by Black women, you can get new insights and inspirations.
And they should help you feel stronger and more in control.