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5 Praised Inspirational Memoirs Written by Women of Color

Have you been looking for a little inspiration recently? Want to read about strong, determined women who overcame obstacles and broke down barriers? Then you've come to the right place. In this list, we've rounded up five highly praised memoirs written by women of color that will motivate and move you. From a former First Lady of the United States to a queer Muslim activist to a TV journalist, these memoirs showcase the depth, diversity, and determination of women around the world. Get ready to be inspired by the journeys of these five remarkable writers of color. 

Michelle Obama's Bestselling Memoir "Becoming" Chronicles Her Journey

Through her memoir, Michelle offers readers a front-row seat to her profound journey of change and reinvention. She writes openly about her triumphs and tribulations, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it in her own words and on her terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, "Becoming" is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.

Michelle's story inspires and empowers, reminding each of us that we too can shape our destiny. She has crafted a modern coming-of-age story that will resonate for generations to come.

Eboni K. Williams' "Bet on Black" Shares Her Experiences as a Black Woman in America

Growing up in South Carolina, Eboni learned from an early age what it meant to be an independent, intelligent black woman in America. She shares stories of facing discrimination and judgment for embracing her natural hair and speaking her mind.

Eboni's hard work and perseverance led her to graduate from law school and build a successful career as a media personality, appearing on major networks like CBS and Fox. However, her path was not without challenges. She opens up about the pressures of being a black woman on television and constantly having to prove herself in a male-dominated field. Her memoir is a testament to the power of cultivating self-confidence and chasing your dreams against all odds. 

For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts

This touching memoir by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez provides a glimpse into the life of a Latina millennial. Through a series of poems and essays, Rodriguez shares her experiences growing up as a woman of color in America. She explores themes of identity, heartbreak, family, and what it means to heal.

Rodriguez's writing is raw, vulnerable, and cuts straight to the core. Her words will resonate with anyone who has felt out of place or struggled to accept themselves. This book serves as a reminder that we are not alone in our pain or self-doubt. 

Samra Habib's "We Have Always Been Here" Offers a Queer Muslim Perspective

In her memoir "We Have Always Been Here", Samra Habib provides insight into her experiences growing up as a queer Muslim woman in Pakistan and Canada. Habib shares stories of facing discrimination and abuse from her family, community, and country for being her authentic self. However, her memoir also highlights the joys of finding her chosen family, love, and acceptance.

Habib's memoir gives readers a look into the lives of queer Muslims, a group that often faces marginalization. Although Habib's story is deeply personal, her message of hope, resilience, and the quest for belonging resonates with many. 

More than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

Elaine Welteroth's memoir More than Enough chronicles her journey to become the youngest editor-in-chief in Condé Nast history and the first Black beauty director at Teen Vogue. At just 29 years old, Welteroth helmed Teen Vogue and transformed it into a publication that inspired and empowered young women.

Through her inspirational story, Welteroth shares how she overcame self-doubt and imposter syndrome to achieve her dreams. She discusses pivotal moments in her career, like advocating for diversity and inclusion, fighting against unrealistic beauty standards, and amplifying marginalized voices. 


So there you have it, 5 inspirational memoirs by women of color that will lift you and remind you of your strength and power. These stories of courage, perseverance, and self-discovery can motivate you to pursue your dreams and never give up in the face of obstacles or doubt. Read their stories, share their messages, and pay it forward by supporting other women of color in your life. You have everything within you already to create positive change. Now go out there and make it happen!

Contributed by Debby Star

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