A twist on an inspirational journal, The Nasty Women Journal encourages users to not let injustice bring them down, to be unashamed, unstoppable, and downright unbreakable. Included are prompts on fearlessness, shame resistance, and power; sassy and powerful quotes from women who refused to take a back seat to history; and tips and tricks on how to be a Nasty Woman, and resource pages in the back to encourage women to continue to take action.
“Change is possible—if you fight for it.” - Elizabeth Warren (b. 1949), US senator
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” - Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), activist and writer
“The American dream belongs to all of us.” - Kamala Harris (b. 1964), US senator, and first woman and first African American to serve as attorney general of California
“If particular care and attention are not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” - Abigail Adams (1744–1818), first lady and informal adviser to President John Adams
“Women’s rights are human rights.” - Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), former US senator and secretary of state
Before committing to the world of books, Anna Katz had a career in mental health and social services. As an editor and writer at Girl Friday Productions, she has worked with Nat Geo Kids, Deloitte, and Pokémon, among others. Her newest book, Swimming Holes of Washington, will be published by Mountaineers Books in 2018.