Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the World
About the Book
Rise celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade marmalade business who went on to found Women’s World Banking, to the educator who built the first university in the world; and from the athlete who fled civil war on a sinking boat and then swam in the Olympics, to the first Black female astronaut, these trailblazers have risen above challenges to reach dizzying heights.
These scientists, entertainers, sportswomen, artists and activists hail from more than forty countries. Past and present, famous and forgotten, they have worked both behind the scenes and under public scrutiny to make our world a better place.
Featuring stunning portrait illustrations by noted artist Maliha Abidi, Rise reveals the creativity and courage of these pioneers, and is essential for all.
About the Author
Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani-American artist and illustrator whose work is dedicated to women’s rights and mental health. Her self-published debut, Pakistan for Women, won Abidi international acclaim with appearances on BBC, Good Morning America and TRT World, among others. She has worked with renowned organisations such as the United Nations, Women’s Aid and the Malala Fund to help create positive change through art.
‘Women and girls worldwide will find inspiration and strength in the pages of this beautiful book.’ Malala Yousafzai