Looking for your next must-read female biographies? Reality is often far more interesting than the most creative fantasy one can dream up. “Stranger than fiction,” as the saying goes. A well-written biography can excite, inspire and leave you feeling as though a name you once read in your history books is now your personal friend. It can transcend the barriers of time and geography, showing how similar we all truly are.
Women, in particular, make for great biography reading. Females have always had to overcome greater odds than their male counterparts to see success, and those who pioneered a path against these odds can help motivate you as you overcome your own daily struggles.
Regardless of if you always make a beeline for the biography section in your local bookstore, or if this is one of your first ventures from literature into non-fiction, this video makes great recommendations for inspiring biographies that tell the story of women who were truly groundbreakers in their sectors.
Perhaps you want to be inspired by someone bursting with creativity. Or maybe you love reading about political trailblazers. Maybe you have experienced a disability or health struggle and want to learn more about how those can be overcome. Or perhaps you are passionate about civil rights and want to learn about those who paved the way for how far our nation has progressed in the fight for equality.
By simply living their lives to the fullest, these women serve as inspirations that we too can break through barriers that seem otherwise insurmountable. Check out the video above, then head to your nearest library and start turning the pages of history!