The Women Talk book is complete and currently at the printers. By the time we run our Summit celebrating International Women’s Day on 29th March it will be available to buy. As well as having copies available on the day we are looking into also selling an eBook (PDF) and possibly a Kindle version will also be created.
We are so very excited about the whole process. Called “The Women Talk Book” our aim was to put together a story that outlined a moment in life that changed us. The thing is we focus so much on what we have done wrong or bad things that have happened and don’t always focus on the good. The women in this book focused on a story from their life that changed their life. They went back and revisited what might have been a painful moment but one that had an inspirational or motivational ending and changed who they were as a person.
Examples of stories included in the book are:
One woman wrote about her story as a young girl who shared a room with her messy sister. While arguing over her drawings her dad stopped the argument, looked at the drawings and said “have you ever thought about being an architect?” This young girl had been drawing images of her own room, a room she hoped to have herself one day. As a result of her dad asking her that question she actually went on to complete 9 years of training and become an architect.
Some of the stories from women not born in the UK talk about their journey getting here to Luton. One woman, unhappy with how her life was and missing her boyfriend packed her bags and left her hometown to move to England. Another, who was devastated when her parents split found the strength and courage to live alone at age 16 and manage bills and study. That strength helped her understand that if she could do that, she could do anything and she decided to leave her beautiful country to study in Luton.
Another story, from a brave woman born with cerebral palsy, told about an operation that nearly ended her life but in the end it made her stronger and more determined to live life to the fullest.
“There is something empowering about remembering events from our past. Moments in our own personal history when our life changed forever and in the end for the better. They serve to remind us that we are stronger than we believe ourselves to be.” – Diane Corriette
Every story outlined in the book is a true representation of what happened. People wrote their memoir down. A moment from their past that sometimes looked disastrous but in the end empowered them to be stronger. It changed their life for the better.
By buying a copy of the book you will be supporting the work that Women Talk does in bringing women together. We hope to see you at an event if you are a women in Luton looking for a place to meet other women.