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About the author:
Andrea Howe lives in Washington, DC and loves that she feels at home anywhere in the world. As a businesswoman, she is the Founder and President of BossaNova Consulting Group. As a woman, she is the driving force behind endeavors like Hear Us Roar! that invite women and the people who love them to live life to the fullest.
The genesis of the Hear Us Roar! project was Andrea's "coming out" at the age of 38 as a rape survivor, when she created Living Out Loud, a program that offers improv comedy workshops to survivors of sexual violence who are ready to laugh again. This experience left her with no doubt that sharing - roaring! - is transformational. She's lost count of how many survivors have come out to her after hearing her story - including her mom, who silenced her own experience of rape for 60 years.
The 28 contributors to this anthology are women who generously responded to an invitation to write about a time in their lives that they realized they were powerful -- whether a single defining moment or a process over time. These women aren't celebrities by the Hollywood definition of the term; they are real women expressing themselves in a very real way. Indeed, the purpose of the Hear Us Roar! project is to provide an opportunity for "ordinary" women to shine so that other "ordinary" women would catch a glimpse of their own reflection.
Andrea says, "It is my most sincere wish that, through this book and the others to come, women around the world will discover this: that authentically sharing our struggles and our victories brings freedom, joy and inspiration to storytellers and listeners alike."
When Andrea isn't working, writing, or traveling she's dancing and creating mosaic art. Andrea can be reached at email@example.com.
Hear Us Roar!
28 Stories of Everyday Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
Women are making remarkable strides in the world, fully stepping into our natural leadership roles-as moms, volunteers, politicians, CEOs and everything in between. We also still downplay our own abilities and accomplishments. If you're a woman, then chances are you struggle with some variation of this. Case in point: When was the last time you really let a compliment sink in? Or took the opportunity to toot your own horn?
This collection of refreshingly honest and motivational tales written by "ordinary" women leading extraordinary lives reveals the secrets to turning your whisper into a roar. Find out how these role models faced the obstacles placed on their path - from depression, date rape and divorce to bankruptcy, burnout and boot camp - and found hope, love, triumph and peace along the way.
Through Hear Us Roar!, 28 women share their stories and inspire others to roar while raising money for charity. All profits from the sale of this book are contributed to the authors' charities of choice.
Join a remarkable community of women with a huge commitment to making a difference. Be moved by what you read. And discover yourself in the process.
- Publication Date:
- 0984305408 / 9780984305407
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.25" x 8.25"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational