What We’re Reading: Empowering Stories

Photo by Alandra Chavarria

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to make time to read. As much as we love binge-watching a new show, there’s nothing like getting into a good book. See below for our book recs to keep your mind sharp and give you fresh ideas — whether you are looking for expert advice, inspiring stories, or even a fun new recipe!

For the new mom:

Nurture: A Modern, Caring Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Early Motherhood by Erica Chidi Cohen

We love this book because it empowers women throughout the entire pregnancy process. Erica’s nurturing presence is felt in her writing and is there to offer support and insight on every topic a new mother needs to know.

For an inspiring story:

Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif

Have you ever thought about your right to drive? Probably not. In this memoir, Manal al-Sharif, a Saudi woman, candidly shares how she accidentally became an activist for women’s right to drive. This striking and inspiring story shows the power of an unexpected leader who spoke up and won.

For a quick read:

Graphic by Darling Magazine


If we’re in between books, we also love reading a great magazine. We love Darling because of the values they stand for — redefining beauty and empowering women.  Darling is one of the first magazines to commit to not Photoshopping women. We love the topics they cover ranging from culture, career, relationships, and more — all written with an authentic and powerful female voice.

What are you currently reading or looking forward to reading? Let us know in the comments below.

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