Women are superheroes. Strength is built into every aspect of our lives.
I AM STRENGTH is a collection of true essays, poems, and art created by women from all walks of life championing our everyday struggles and triumphs.
Every woman has a song of strength to sing, and I AM STRENGTH will help amplify it.
“In my life and work, I have learned that the experiences shared in Alyssa Waugh’s I Am Strength are all too common. That’s why strong and insightful voices like the ones brought together in this collection are so important—they remind us that we are not alone, that we have so much to share, and that our sharing has the power to help others feel seen and supported in their own lives. These stories are a gift. I AM STRENGTH is a stirring collection of poetry, personal essays, and visual art that will open your eyes, break your heart, and above all, remind you that you are strength, too.”
— Chloé McFeters, director of You Look a Lot Like Me and author of Still, But Not Silent
“The stories in I AM STRENGTH are like long, silk strands of what it means to be a woman. Every woman will find a point of recognition in this collection….There are threads of love, lust, longing, fear, abandonment, abuse, strength, survival, and everything in between—woven beautifully together to comprise the fabric of femininity. This collection of stories is a must read.”
— Amye Archer, author of Fat Girl Skinny and editor of My Body, My Words.
“I AM STRENGTH is just that. Packed full of courage and inspiration. Something to embolden, heal, and encourage women of all generations and backgrounds. Build each other up, my dear women. Share your challenges, your triumphs, your losses, and your victories, in whatever way works best for you, as these brave women have done. We all need more of this. Thank you to all the contributors and editors of this amazing book, for creating a gift to the rest of us.”
—Shannon Watson, Managing Editor of Greed Media
“What makes this compilation extraordinary is that it does not rely on celebrity or well-established writers for content. This book gives voice to women who have remained voiceless for too long. It reminds us of the heroism of women facing what most casually dismiss as common challenges of life. It illuminates the courage and resilience, the resourcefulness and commitment women deploy daily to survive in a world where discrimination and injustice, not to mention cruelty, are all too common. It reminds us that small miracles happen daily. Refresh your faith in humanity here.”
—Tamra Lucid, blogger for Reality Sandwich, music and
documentary producer at Lucid Nation Media
Two thirds of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to No Means No Worldwide, whose goal is to create a rape-free world, and Girls Inc., inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
|Publisher:||Blind Faith Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Alyssa has never understood where the notion of women as "the weaker sex" originated. She comes from a long line of strong women from her great grandmother, Bronislawa Frantz who immigrated from Poland, to her grandmother, Helen Puzio, a Depression survivor who lost her mom at age 10 and moved to NYC to work at age 14 (she just turned 96 and is hoping to live to see the first woman US president), to her mother Elaine Waugh: full-time mom, full-time underpaid and underappreciated teacher, full-time feminist. She has also been fortunate to have supportive feminist men in her life including her father, her three brothers, and her boyfriend.
Learn more at blindfaithbooks.com, alyssawaugh.com, and follow her on social media.