In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
“A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists
“Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.” Melissa Marchonna
This tiny book is powerful, necessary and full of hope. Adichie explains why we should all be feminists in a clear, eloquent and witty way. I feel every teen and/or adolescent should be required to read it (regardless of gender).
Here is Adichie’s full essay speech as featured on TED Talk 🙂