This is a book about how certain conversations can definitely change the world. The problem is that many of us are not eager to take on any conversations that are hard and that will stretch our usual points of view.
However, we live in a world where we really have to change our conversations. We have to be more inclusive and real, and honest above all else. But this is not an easy step for us, given our backgrounds that don’t honour inclusivity and openness.
Erinne Paisley takes a fresh look at how we can take steps to be far more inclusive than we are right now. She shows very poignantly that it does matter not only what we say but how we say it. Despite the fact that her topic is feminism and how to be an activist, we can all benefit from her insights about how to have open and frank conversations.
Our conversations and how we speak to others can definitely change the world. So, we have to take the time to engage in these different conversations in our lives open mindedly.
In the process, Paisley provides insights into the origins and honours of feminism and how it plays out on a global stage and what it means to be a feminist and activist today.
This is a GREAT book that I recommend to anyone in our Canadian Book Review Challenge.