“No more silencing or holding ourselves back or teaching our daughters to do the same it’s time to stop this paradigm in its tracks.”
Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani is one of the gems of the books I’ve come across in my lifetime. This is an authentic take against gender discrimination and sexism which is deftly baked in our culture. It is a powerful insight that redefines bravery and makes us follow our true dreams!
This amazing read written by Reshma Saujani is divided into three parts. Part 1 highlights how perfection is ingrained in a culture and how this cult is making the lives of young girls difficult everywhere. Part 2 redefines bravery it makes us rethink what actually is perfection!
Part 3 talks about the ways we can genuinely accept our flaws and flubs and provides us with methods to lead a bold and joyful life. It frees women from the moratorium placed on them in which to “be liked or be damned to hell” is the lesson taught every day and it destigmatizes this “all-or-nothing” game of perfection.
Amazingly written with various examples and contemporary references, this book will make you learn that “setbacks will not destroy, they will set you free.”
It definitely helps girls and women of all ages to throw out the “elusive carrot of perfection” they are made to chew every day.
When I finally turned the last page of the book it left me with a sense of hope and accomplishment. It made me feel complete in a certain way which is the best possible thing a book can gift you!
Have a great weekend!