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The first and only dedicated collection of speeches by women from around the world has been brought together in a new book by Anna Russell, featuring powerful illustrations by Camila Pinheiro.

From Emmeline Pankhurst’s ‘Freedom or Death’ speech and Marie Curie’s trailblazing Nobel lecture to Michelle Obama speaking on parenthood in politics and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza’s stirring ode to black women, the words collected for So Here I Am are empowering, engaging, inspiring and unapologetic.

This anthology of great women throughout history and up to the present day is essential reading for any woman who has ever dared ask for more.

Read about Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and women’s rights activist and her famous speech of 1851, Ain’t I A Woman?. Understand more about Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India between 1966 and ’77 and then 1980 until her assassination in 1984. Learn about Huda Sha’arawi, the Egyptian feminist who famously once said, “The woman also demands with her loudest voice to be restored her political rights, rights granted to her by the Sharia and dictated to her by the demands of the present.”

Anna Russell, an editor and writer for ‘The Talk of the Town’ section of The New Yorker, was previously the arts and culture correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in London and has worked under several other publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Newsweek, and The New York Daily News.

Camila Pinheiro, meanwhile, is an illustrator, artist, and mother living in São Paulo, Brasil. She studied fashion and design in São Paulo and worked for Dior and several agencies before opening her own studio. Her influences range from Magritte, Matisse and Mondrian to Alexander Girard.

Find out more about the book, So Here I Am at www.quartoknows.com.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Ida B Wells

Ida B Wells

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

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