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March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating this year by sharing a special edition of our usual book recommendation series. The titles below make up a collection of our team’s favorite female-penned books by authors whose minds have inspired us here at redpepper. These women and their ideas have pushed our team to grow, influencing the way we live, lead, and create along the way.
Join us in celebrating female creativity by picking up a copy of your own–and don’t forget to remind a woman in your life of the power her story can hold.
“Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection.”
“A goal that isn’t too important makes you live in the moment, and still gives you a driving force. This driving force is a way to get around the fact that we will all die and there is no real point to life.”
“Romantic love is capacious. And I mean that not in the mystical sense – it cannot contain anything or everything and it is never without conditions – but rather it is capacious in the daily way that any expression of love might also express trust, doubt, regret, resignation, humor, self-congratulation, or sacrifice. Love can contain all of this, but love stories rarely do.”
“What I knew from working in professional environments—from recruiting new lawyers for Sidley & Austin to hiring staff at the White House—is that sameness breeds more sameness, until you make a thoughtful effort to counteract it.”
“There is no permanent truth you can corner in a poem that will satisfy you forever. Don’t identify too strongly with your work. Stay fluid behind those black and white words. They are not you. They are a great moment going through you. A moment you were awake enough to write down and capture.”