You might want to read this very heavy, 395 page, oversized book in several sittings. I went through it all at once and it became a bit repetitive, since teach woman is given the same 5 questions to answer. The photographs are wonderful and so are the women, who are from all over the world.
I enjoyed the pages where there was simply a picture of a woman, her word/self description, and either nothing, or a brief sentence, or two. Some of the answers are long and I started reading the first sentence under the question heading, to get the gist of things. If I was interested I read more. Some of their answers are horrifying but these amazing women are dedicating their lives to helping others, to stop suffering and to try and save the environment.
I’ve run into the question thing before and I understand why they do it, but I felt that it forced each woman to stick to a script, to stay within certain parameters. The one question I did like was, “What single word do you most identify yourself with?” Interestingly enough, the word I would have chosen for myself, never came up. I liked that question…short, to the point…and the one word tells a lot.
The pictures are full page, and the women are fabulous. It seems as if they were dressed for the shoot, make up and all, but I could be wrong about that. Some of the women are well known, others are not. Each woman seems to have had a pivotal moment, that opened her eyes and turned her into an activist. Women of all ages are represented.
I definitely recommend this book. It’s beautiful and these women speak and work for all women. They are working to change the world for the better. Their issues are OUR issues and their words are inspiring. Beautiful book about beautiful warriors.