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Take action and shatter the glass ceiling with this empowering and optimistic feminist guide from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dear Madam President.
When Jennifer Palmieri realized that everything in her life had been shaped by men, she wanted to make a change. From work behavior and use of language to wardrobe choices, she decided to follow her own convictions and reject paternalistic expectations. In an era of wage gaps, the Kavanaugh hearings, the #MeToo movement, and a domineering administration, Jennifer found a way to move beyond the bounds of patriarchy and wants to show readers a way out.
Where Dear Madam President introduced a blueprint to succeed and the tools to prosper, She Proclaims gives readers the advice they need to to step out of a man's world and into their own. Jennifer believes that every woman has "power to change the world by changing the way she behaves in it." She Proclaims celebrates the accomplishments and history of the women's movement, and it will inspire you to be subversive, courageous, and bold.
- This book is a Declaration of Independence for women, broken into three types of sections:
- A preamble that expresses gratitude for the lessons of a man's world
- An assertion: The time has come for women to declare their independence from a world not created for them.
- Each chapter begins with a "whereas" clause and includes advice for combatting the reality of living in a patriarchy.
Through personal reflections and stories of other inspirational female leaders, Jennifer shares the key lessons she's learned from her journey to success.
About the Author
Jennifer Palmieri is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dear Madam President. She was the Director of Communications for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. She has previously served as the White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama and as National Press Secretary for the John Edwards presidential campaign in 2004 and the Democratic Party in 2002. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, frequently appearing on television, radio outlets, and lectures throughout the country.
Praise for She Proclaims:
"She Proclaims reminds
us that we, the people, are powerful. And while we stand on the shoulders of
those who have come before, as an intersectional ceiling shattering movement
we're just getting started."
—Congressional Representative Ayanna Pressley
and movingly uses the stories of women who fought for our right to vote more
than a hundred years ago to inspire women in America today to believe in the
righteousness of our cause, break from the constraints that have traditionally
held women back, and make our own path that improves the world."—Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and New York Times bestselling author of Finding My Voice
"Jennifer knows the
fundamental truth: ambition is not a dirty word. Women must embrace their own
ambition and dare to dream big. Women will do things differently, and that's a
good thing. Together, we will break down the barriers standing in our way."—Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
"She Proclaims delivers a rousing 21st century prescription for a
path forward that refutes the notion of gender equality as a zero sum
game. This is an essential crie de cour not only for all women who want
to reach their full potential but for men who understand that systems of
oppression ultimately defeat us all."—Tony Goldwyn, actor
"She Proclaims is centered around the simple but profound recognition
that the world as it is was never built for women. As women everywhere
are realizing, the time for trying to retrofit ourselves to systems built by
men and for men is over. As Jennifer writes, women have nothing left to
prove; we are ready to build something better."—Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood and New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble
Palmieri guides us -
women and men alike - into a deeper understanding of what true gender equality
looks like. An empowering manifesto written with a
generous spirit, She Proclaims provides us with
new insight on women's past efforts, tools for the future, and inspiration
for all of us to strive for the mutual empowerment that will benefit
—Connie Britton, actress
"Inspiring and invigorating, this brief, sharp call to action cries out for
continued feminist action in order to create an American society based on 'equality for all.' A provocatively progressive declaration."—Kirkus Reviews
"A spirited and accessible manifesto for women seeking
to combat the patriarchy through both personal and collective action."—Publishers Weekly
Dear Madam President, Palmieri addressed the hypothetical first female
president of the U.S., guided by her experience as former White House communications
director for President Obama and director of communications for Hillary
Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Now she expands her audience, encouraging
every woman to realize her power...It
will especially appeal to readers who responded to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In."—Booklist