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4 Inspirational Memoirs To Read During Women’s History Month


Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced she’d be releasing a book in November chronicling her life titled, “Becoming.” Obama shared the news about her memoir in a tweet that stated,“Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. I talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can't wait to share my story.”

In honor of our forever FLOTUS’ pending book release and Women’s History Month, we’re sharing 4 autobiographies written by some of today’s most inspiring women that you need to read:

1. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Creator and producer of some of television’s best programming like Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away With Murder, Shonda Rhimes describes how learning to say yes transformed her life in her 2016 text. Readers will travel with Rhimes from childhood to present day as she grows to become her truest, boldest self.

2. Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Comedy’s newest queen Tiffany Haddish gets honest about her journey to the big screen in her recently released autobiography, Last Black Unicorn. Her open and hysterical nature is weaved into each page of the book making it easy and enjoyable to read the real story of Tiffany Haddish.

3. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

The mastermind behind digital series like The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and the HBO show, Insecure, Issa Rae, details her life as an introverted black woman in her 2016 publication, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Rae’s mission in this book is to draw upon her experiences to encourage women to love themselves as they are.

4. This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

Actress Gabourey Sidibe who rose to fame through roles in Precious and Empire candidly details her life experiences ranging from body image to her growing stardom in her 2017 novel. Through her unique life experiences Sidibe crafted each chapter to motivate all readers to make their dreams come true.

Sweat Sisters, what is your favorite memoir written by a woman? Let us know by leaving a comment BELOW.

SWEATLEBRITY REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is is currently a junior at Georgia State University. The 19-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for five consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus, Aeropostale and Nordstrom as an ambassador. Her writing has been published on xoNecole, 21 Ninety, Her Campus, One MusicFest, and The Life Currency. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and pursue a professional career as a writer at a lifestyle publication.