Between 4−5 stars rating,
21 December 2017
Empowering, Moving, and Inspirational
By: Octa Saktianti
I came across this book while I was looking on bestseller list of the year. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls written as if they were fairy tales, each centering on a formidable and extraordinary woman from history or current day: Elizabeth I, Serena Williams, the Brontë sisters, Frida Kahlo, and many more. The name itself fascinated me because most of the feminist achievements were because of those women, raised in a patriarchal society, backed by socially constructed gender roles which furthered internalised misogyny in the form of restrictions. Adding to the feminist cool factor is each story is complemented by a portrait of the woman designed by a different female artist from across the globe. Empowering, moving, and inspirational. These are true fairy tales for real-life heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.