Hardcover: 288 pages
Atria/Enliven Books (October 3, 2017)
The Awakened Woman
Remembering & Igniting Our Sacred Dreams
by Dr. Tererai Trent
Forward by Oprah Winfrey
Through one incredible woman’s journey from a child bride in a small Zimbabwe village to one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this manifesto inspires women to pursue their sacred dreams through nine essential lessons brought forth from ancient African wisdom.
Tererai points out that there is a massive, untapped, global resource in women who have, for one reason or another, set aside their wisdom, their skills, and their dreams in order to take care of the personal business of their lives. Not only is this a type of invisible suffering experienced by countless women, this rich resource is a secret weapon for improving our world. Women have the capacity to inspire, to create, to transform—and Tererai’s call to action will awaken hearts, give permission to recapture dreams, and provide the tools to forge a brighter path for all. This is the movement of Sacred Sisters.
This book is your guide for invoking the sacred dream. It is about thinking globally and acting locally – in which local means to start from deep inside each of us. First, we need to understand the world we face, and indeed, the decks are often stacked against us. But we can heal the world from the inside out, and that is Dr. Trent’s fundamental message: we must awaken to the world as it is, and to the potential within us to change it, which we can do if we are only given the tools.
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Praise & Reviews
“An empowering story coupled with easy-to-navigate steps that can help any woman achieve her full potential.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Any time anyone tells you that a dream is impossible, any time you’re discouraged by impossible challenges, just mutter this mantra: Tererai Trent.”
– Nicholas Kristof
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and #1 nationally bestselling author of Half the Sky
“Against the gripping backdrop of Dr. Trent’s beginnings in war-torn, patriarchal Zimbabwe, The Awakened Woman shines as a beacon of hope to women everywhere. She invites the reader to sit around a sacred fire of sisterhood with her, guiding us on a powerful personal journey, and stoking the embers within us all to reclaim our voices to heal our souls – and the heart of the world.”
– Danica McKellar
Actress and New York Times bestselling author of Kiss My Math
“In The Awakened Woman, Tererai Trent weaves her riveting story with that of other women to inspire us to dream as boldly as she dared to, then holds our hands and walks us through each crucial practical step to achieve those dreams. Tererai calls us to remember the foundation of who we are and reminding us of the rituals that ground us. This powerful interactive book is a perfect gift for your girlfriend, your daughter (or yourself!) when you want to say: BE YOU. BE BOLD. BE CREATIVE. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. And what could be more important than that?”
– Lisa Bloom
Civil rights lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of Think, Swagger and Suspicion Nation