SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018: ALLBRIGHT ACADEMY

FOR ANY OF YOU WHO LISTEN TO THE GUILTY FEMINIST PODCAST (FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T, IT'S UTTERLY BRILLIANT: GIVE IT A GO), YOU'LL KNOW JUST HOW GOOD DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE'S NEW BOOK OF THE SAME NAME IS LIKELY TO BE. AND IT IS THAT GOOD. I'M READING IT AND REFLECTING ON ALL THESE PHENOMENALLY BRILLIANT WOMEN OUT THERE STRUGGLING WITH A LACK OF CONFIDENCE, WITH IMPOSTER SYNDROME, A LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-WORTH, A FEAR OF FAILUREā€¦ALL OF THIS AND MORE, DEVASTATINGLY OFTEN TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IMPACTS THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, PUTS A STRAIN ON THEIR FAMILY LIVES AND STIFLES THEIR (ENORMOUS) CAREER POTENTIAL AND I'M JUST NODDING SOLIDLY. IT'S AN INCREDIBLE READ, AND AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK (WITH DEBORAH HERSELF NARRATING) FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PREFER TO LISTEN/COMMUTE/STRUGGLE TO FIND THE TIME TO READ. EMPOWERING, INSIGHTFUL, SHOCKING AND AT TIMES RANT-IDUCING, IT'S WORTH EVERY MOMENT. TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF WOMEN. TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF WORDS.