Hey guys, today I have a special post for you! Workman Publishing very kindly sent me a copy of their new colouring and activity book, Boss Babes. As you’ll see below, this book is all about celebrating the strong ladies in our lives – both the ones we see on the news, and each other.
Since today is National Boss’ Day, I’m sharing a US/Canada giveaway for the book, along with my thoughts and bonus! A colouring of one of my fave boss babes. Scroll down to enjoy!Boss Babes
Author: Michelle Volansky
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Publication date: September 20th 2016
Source: Finished copy from Workman Publishing (thank you!)
A playful and play-filled ode to strong women, BOSS BABES is a coloring and activity book filled with fun facts and whimsical black-and-white line drawings celebrating female powerhouses from Beyonce to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dolly Parton to Malala, Tina Fey to Serena Williams. On every page is a portrait to color or an activity to complete: Connect the dots to conjure J.K. Rowling s patronus. Complete the Beyonce crossword (12-DOWN: Who run the world?). Decorate Flo-Jo s nails, decode Cher s most recent tweet, design a new jabot for RBG, color in Frida Kahlo s flowers, and more!"
Boss Babes is an absolutely adorable colouring and activity book. Warning, though: serious colouring enthusiasts, this might be too easy for you. The illustrations are simple line drawings, without too much detail. For anyone who’s just getting into colouring though, I finished colouring my piece in less than 45 minutes, and had a ton of fun. I really enjoyed a lot of the silly puzzles, including crosswords, word searches, mazes, etc.
For adults, Boss Babes will bring the nostalgia. For teens and younger girls, it’s a great book to share and discuss the great female role models in our lives.
A great gift for any boss babe or feminist in your life.
I had a really hard time deciding who my boss babe from the book was going to be. There are so many people in this book I really, really admire – from politicians to scientists to activists. But in the end, I went with the singer-songwriter who has captured my heart in the last three years.
Yup, that’s right, I went with Taylor Swift. I listen to Taylor when I need a boost, a pick-me-up, a reminder of both the heartbreak in life as well as the joys.
So I know this is a controversial choice given all the media attention around Taylor Swift. But here’s the thing: I feel like Taylor has always, ALWAYS been all about girl power, before she even really knew what it was. It’s because of her belief in herself and determination that she became a singer and a songwriter. And it’s because of her honesty in her songs that she’s a household name.
Does she make mistakes? Yes. And unfortunately for her, every mistake – every move she makes, is documented and analyzed. Like a lot of young people, Taylor is still learning what it means to be a feminist. She’s got the principles, but she’s not quite there – but she does seem willing to learn. And if that is inspiring billions of girls around the world to believe in themselves and to be honest and out there with who they are? That’s what a boss babe does.
Who’s your boss babe? Who is the female you look up to or have in your heart when you need a boost? Let me know in the comments, and you could win a copy of BOSS BABES! Giveaway below – US/Canada only (sorry, international friends!)
(P.S. If you like Michelle Volansky‘s work, she’s also has pins, cards, and prints available in her Etsy shop – they’re SO cute!)