I started the She Reads book club around the end of 2018. My partner had asked me if I can name 5 women and 5 men that I admired – I was able to name a few men but really struggled to name 5 women. That didn’t sit well with me. For some time, I had already been reflecting on how I yearned to be in community around other women, a sisterhood. So after some more reflection and talks with my partner, we came to the idea of me starting an all-women book club where we read women authors. I’d be able to learn about other women and create a space for sisterhood at the same time. It was a win-win and continues to be.
The space She Reads has become is one of healing, reflection, accountability, understanding, collective sense-making, joy, fun, and overall sisterhood.
Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to learn more, are interested in joining, collaborating, and/or sponsoring.
Below are the books that we have read:
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste NG
The Carrying by Ada Limón
All About Love by bell hooks