7 Women that Inspire Us: And a Giveaway

Women’s History Month: 7 Women We Want You to Know

As an all-female publishing staff, we are mutually empowered by the protagonists and women writers of our books. We want to share these inspiring quotes from just a few of them on ‪#perserverance, #Life, the #Environment, and #reading books:

I’ve been told all my life that I ‘couldn’t’ do many of the things I’ve done. I have to admit, I’ve enjoyed proving people wrong.

Pam Flowers (Alone across the Arctic)

The greatest lesson I’ve learned is to be vulnerable and believe in myself.

Misty Copeland (Misty Copeland Power and Grace)

I take a dogged approach. I never accept that I won’t do well.

Kirsten Dixon (Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbook)

Wilderness itself is the basis of all our civilization. I wonder if we have enough reverence for life to concede to wilderness the right to live on? I hope that the United States of America is not so rich that she can afford to let these wildernesses pass by. Or so poor that she cannot afford to keep them.

Mardy Murie (Two in the Far North)

I’ve come to the conclusion I’m not the same as I used to be. I often look back on those mornings and wonder just how we did it. I think we did do our best to make a miserable life less miserable.

Etta Jones (on her internment during WWII, Last Letters from Attu, by Mary Breu)

It is the act of facing fears and limitations with courage that builds the strength I admire in human beings. The inner sense of quest that drives us to explore, contribute, and achieve in the face of hardship is the element that makes life worth the effort. If I wanted my life to be flawless before I started enjoying it, I would miss the point of the whole adventure.

Jean Aspen (Arctic Daughter)

My local library and the bookmobile that came to my neighborhood opened up the world to me, fed my curiosity, and helped shape me as an independent thinker who would one day write my way into understanding.

Nancy Lord (pH: A Novel)

Now it’s your turn: introduce us to a woman who inspires you and tell us why. We’ll pick a random winner from the comments posted at the end of the month to receive one of these inspiring books about and by women. #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017

(Looking for even more inspiring books about women? Don’t miss the classic Tomboy Bride by Harriet Backus and Susan Sokol Blosser’s upcoming memoir The Vineyard Years.)