A kick-ass practical guide that packs a major punch ... without even throwing one! Self-defense lecturer and no-nonsense blonde bombshell Lori Gervasi lays out simple actions and important decisions women must make BEFORE they find themselves in physical danger to eliminate surprise and panic. It's an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves -- with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and -- if and when the time comes -- using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make, including: DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN YOUR FIGHT – Battles are waged from the inside out. Your conscience, intelligence, and guts must be committed to the cause. You and those you love are the things worth fighting for. DECIDE TO DEVISE A STRATEGY – Create a one-way ticket out of every imaginable circumstance, from back-door escape routes to getaways in public places. Think "what-if...?", plan for the unexpected, and be ready for anything! DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT OF THE INITIAL ATTACK – When practicing awareness, you can detect danger before it happens. The bad guy will take steps to get close to you. Watch carefully and identify these for what they are—the preludes to an attack. DECIDE TO MOVE – If an attacker strikes, don't freeze—get moving! Break through your fear with instant mobility. You have limitless options and any movement works as long as it leads to your safety. DECIDE TO ACT ON YOUR INSTINCTS – Your intuition is your guide, but you must respond physically in order to be successful. When something isn't right, take action, change plans, redirect yourself, and control your destiny! ...along with Defense Do's And Don'ts, inspiring "Power Points," and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL...AND WIN
View the Author's website! Seely, the youngest elected president of California's chapter of the National Organization for Women, combines her own story of third-wave feminism with an overview of the feminist movement and words to guide others. Third-wave feminists are aware of both the victories won by earlier feminists and the problems of class, race, sexual orientation, and internationalism that must still be overcome. This book weaves a deep respect for the foremothers with commonsense discussion of current obstacles and suggestions for direct action, resulting in a work that reminds us of what too many activists forget-every progressive movement has a long history, few organizing tricks are new, and problems must be understood before they can be solved. Seely includes booklists, time lines, web sites, and how-to tips that will help readers over the bridge from her insights to real world activism. For midsize to larger public libraries, academic libraries, and all feminist collections. —Library Journal "Want to know what it means to be a feminist of the third wave? Megan Seely's Fight Like a Girl is the answer; there’s enough information here to make you angry and enough resources to make you an effective activist. —Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future “Always engaging, interesting, and insightful. Fascinating and sure to engage many young women!” —Sherrie A. Inness, editor of Action Chicks “The resources, helpful hints about organizing and working with the press, the short bios of companies and fabulous feminists are great!” —Caryn Aviv, co-editor of American Queer, Then and Now Fight Like a Girl is packed with both information and inspiration for young women by a young woman who knows her stuff. It's a terrific practical feminist resource book with an optimistic attitude that says in clear language, “You're in charge of your life and here's how to stay that way”. —Gloria Feldt, former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and author of The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back Fight Like a Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all. Reclaiming feminism for a new generation, Fight Like a Girl speaks to young women who embrace feminism in substance but not necessarily in name. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change, Seely offers a practical guide for how to get involved, take action and wage successful events and campaigns. The book is full of valuable resources for novice and committed activists alike, including such features as “How to Write a Press Release,” “Guidelines to a Good Media Interview,” “A Feminist Shopping Guide,” and a list of over 100 Fabulous Feminist Resources, including organizations, websites, and events to attend. Each chapter is full of ideas, both big and small, for ways to get involved, get active, and make a difference. Exploring such issues as body image and self-acceptance, education and empowerment, health and sexuality, political representation, economic justice, and violence against women, Fight Like a Girl looks at the challenges that women and girls face while emphasizing the strength that they independently, and collectively, embody. Seely delves into the politics of the feminist movement, exploring both women's history and current–day realities with easy-to-follow lists and timelines like those on “Women Who Made a Difference,” “Chronology of the U.S. Women's Movement,” and “Do's and Don'ts for Young Feminists.” A Third Wave manifesto as well as an introduction to feminism for a new generation, Fight Like A Girl is a powerful blueprint for young women today.
Today's twisted pictures of gender roles create confusion over how a woman should define herself. Women and men are encouraged to move closer to center and away from the traits that distinguish male from female. How can women feel good about themselves when society is constantly dictating what they can and should be? In FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, Lisa Bevere exhorts us to embrace the differences between sexes. Her goal is to encourage women to celebrate the unique aspects of femininity. Instead of trying to adopt ill-fitting character traits, women should see themselves as designed and valued by God and savor their femininity as their strength, not a flaw.
A blueprint for the next generation of feminist activists Fight Like a Girl offers a vision of the past, present, and future of feminism. With an eye toward what it takes to create actual change and a deep understanding of women’s history and the key issues facing girls and young women today, Megan Seely offers a pragmatic introduction to feminism. Written in an upbeat and personal style, Fight Like a Girl offers an overview of feminism, including historical roots, myths and meanings, triumphs and shortcomings. Sharing personal stories from her own experience as a young activist, as a mother, and as a teacher, Seely offers a practical guide to getting involved, taking action, and waging successful events and campaigns. The second edition addresses more themes and topics than before, including gender and sexuality, self-esteem, reproductive health, sexual violence, body image and acceptance, motherhood and family, and intersections of identities, such as race, gender, class, and sexualities. Fight Like a Girl is an invaluable introduction to both feminism and activism, defining the core tenets of feminism, the key challenges both within and outside the feminist movement, and the steps we can take to create a more socially just world.
Nearly every day there's another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American (and worldwide) media right now. Today's teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has had before, but what's often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we've gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl will familiarize readers with the history of feminist activism, in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the cause of women's rights. Profiles of both famous and lesser-known feminists will be featured alongside descriptions of how their actions affected the overall feminist cause, and unique portraits (artist's renderings) of the feminists themselves. This artistic addition will take the book beyond simply an informational text, and make it a treasure of a book.
Have you been attacked, stalked, or abused? Are you in a relationship where you fear being yelled at or hit when things aren't perfect? Are you becoming aware of how much violence is in our world and how it can reach out and grab you and your family any second? What can you do about it? You can Fight Like A Girl! Jump in with international award-winning self-defense expert Kym Rock and learn step-by-step how not to be a victim of abuse or violence. This is a hard-hitting book that will teach you how to act differently to avoid dangerous situations and what to do to get out of one. Real situations. Real escape. Real prevention. Now is the time to be free and find out what it really means to Fight Like a Girl!
**This is a 3-part novella series** MMA is no place for a girl - unless that girl is Max Brady. Growing up around the ring as the daughter of a famous fighter, she finally takes her place in the MMA world after her father’s mysterious disappearance. Deciding to fight was the easy part - she never imagined finding a good trainer would be her biggest obstacle. Kingston Lawrence was a rising star in the MMA world, until a knee injury forced him to the other side of the fight. He thought three rounds in the ring was hard, but nothing compares to the battle of training and taming Max. Her sexy body makes up for her sarcastic mouth, and it isn’t long before he wants to be more than just her trainer. But Kingston has a secret, one that could ruin both their lives. He can train Max for a fight, but nothing can prepare them for what happens when that secret is revealed.
Four misfit friends and 50,000 bees against the might of the Citadel. 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner. Exiled in the Forest, Mielitta, Queen of the Warrior Bees, could be happy but for her responsibilities to the very people who think her a freak and a traitor. Her hopes for change in the Perfect society of the Citadel rest on one man. Trapped in a society he loathes and fears, Mage Smith Kermon's mission becomes a test of survival. Can he remain loyal to Mielitta in the double life he leads as her spy in the Citadel? He is quickly embroiled in deceit and subterfuge, forcing him into actions that make him doubt himself and everything he values. Nobody can be trusted. Least of all the Mages bound to Mielitta's treaty by blood oath. When the dead don't stay dead, a broken oath could be Mielitta's doom. Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. Book 2 but stands alone, in an award-winning series. 2020 Kindle Book Awards Finalist, 2019 Wishing Shelf Awards Finalist 'Jean Gill's Natural Forces series offer a rich, strange, and alluring adventure that buzzes with intrigue and nature.' The Booklife Prize 2020 'An epic fight for nature,' Deb McEwan, the Afterlife series
Everyone wants a life that sings. We all desire to have a life of beauty. Sometimes, though, circumstances cloud our vision. My circumstances were anything but beautiful; they were downright ugly. I was tired, worn out, and my eyesight had grown dim to the beauty and goodness of God. I struggled to find beauty in my life. In the midst of the mundane and madness, I had lost my song. I learned that beauty is not defined by circumstances but by my reaction to the circumstances. Each of us has a story and a song, but will we leave the world with a gorgeous melody or an off-key tune? A song of joy and thankfulness or a song of bitterness and regret? The latter leads to isolation, the former to restoration. When you live in bitterness, you feel unworthy and rejected, but God wants to make a great exchange with you; He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). Author Piper Green surveys the lives of some spectacular women in the Word and tells their stories in a way that reaches deep into a woman's heart, enabling readers to relate to their stories in a profound way. These women felt unworthy, rejected, and abused, yet experienced God's grace in miraculous ways. Come on a journey and be eyewitnesses to God's restorative power in some unexpected lives--maybe even your own.
From the Rock 'N' Wrestling Connection to the Attitude and Divas eras to the women's wrestling evolution happening now, A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler is a loosely chronologized cultural criticism of World Wrestling Entertainment's herstory. Lifelong wrestling fan and critic Scarlett Harris uses big ideas, such as #MeToo, the commodification of feminism and how we tell women's stories, to chart the rise and fall and rise of women's wrestling, and vice versa.
Jay Walker, professional student and part-time private eye. Join him as he and his best friend Nick Gordon, attempt to solve the disappearance of one ten year old child. The search begins with Jay finding clues that the police did not or would not. He calls on old friends and contacts to make sense of the kidnapping, unwittingly informing all concerned that he is on the case. Quickly discovering the players are indistinguishable from one another. No police department is willing to help. Two including the nations biggest are ready to kill in order to prevent him from finding the child and the truth behind his kidnapping and dozens more. Jay Walker is a relatively ordinary guy, with extraordinary friends and a never say quit attitude. He thinks quickly, always ready for any situation. The kidnapping of one ten year old boy leads him to a dark world of corruption and murder. Exposure of the people involved would rock the country right to its roots. The police want to handle it their own way, Jay only wants to return a child to his parents. He is up against a well organized group who have friends in high places. The kidnappers work to a time- table, Jay's time is running out. Come inside and you will meet, Nick Gordon, cute as a button and a winning smile. Yet he can not get a date no matter how hard he tries, the only sure thing is he will follow Jay anywhere. Kim Yuen, Jay's girlfriend and lawyer. Rory Farrell, one of the coldest, nastiest people on earth. Kidnapping and murder to order. Walter, Rory's newest helper. They usually do not last long. Street cowboy, an undercover agent close to Rory and in extreme danger. The closer Jay gets the more dangerous it gets for this person. Marshall Barton. He's a cop. He is officially known as the sector chief. His power and influence have no title or limit. His job is to control the mess that is the case that Jay has unwittingly stumbled upon. His first priority is to keep a lid on this potential political bomb. Next, protect his undercover agent, then to catch and stop Rory Farrell and the people he works for. The hardest part is that the people that are pulling Rory's strings may be the same as the ones pulling his. Crazy Bobby, Melanie, Serge, Thad Think, Mitch, Spider and many others interact to make this book earn the title "Action Packed".
This is a story about a young girl who comes to terms with her dysfunctional childhood who learns about trust, acceptance, and love. In her first three years of high school, she goes from a shy girl with many secrets and self-doubts to discover who she is and of what she is capable. With the help of a teacher and a few close friends, she accomplishes things she never thought possible. ~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~ Sam went to school the next day and found her fellow students even more wary of her. There were many whispers behind her back and stares as she walked past. The other students weren?t sure what to think of her. The violence they witnessed yesterday was something very few had seen and certainly none of them had ever seen a girl take a punch from a boy. The fact that she took the punch suggested she had not lied that she had taken one before. It was a level of ugliness too difficult for most of them to understand. However, none of this bothered Sam because she was far too familiar with violence and fending for herself. She lived in a very dangerous chaotic world that she doubted any of these privileged dilatants could survive for even the shortest of times. In her mind, the closer you let someone, the better chance you give them to hurt you because you rule life by fear and intimidation. It was a lesson Frank taught her many times, as she thought back to Ms. Kean?s attempt to help her. How dare she try that touchy feely shit on her? Sam was never going to let anyone get close enough to hurt her again. She discovered the long break for lunch was also for serving detention and after a quick lunch, she walked in the classroom and looked at the teacher sitting at the front desk. The teacher looked up at Sam as she walked in the room and even though she knew why she was there, she wasn?t pleased that she had to babysit one student this early in the school year. ?Congratulations, I believe you might have one of the all-time records for quickest detention in the history of this school,? she said as her voice dripped with sarcasm. Sam wanted to say something back to her but remembered her mother?s request to try to behave and quietly took a seat. She sat there quietly counting the minutes until it was time to leave until the teacher broke the silence when she said, ?I heard you like to get in fights with others so perhaps you would like to put that energy into something more productive. I am Ms. Hamm the girl?s junior varsity basketball coach here.? Sam sighed as she got the teacher?s insinuation and sarcastically replied, ?I think I am a bit too small to play basketball.? The coach ignored the snarky reply as she continued, ?Not all players need to be tall and I assume you will grow some over the next couple years. How old are you now?? Sam answered, ?I will be fourteen in a couple months.? Ms. Hamm then asked, ?Did you start school early? It would make sense you would be smaller than the rest of the girls in your class.? Sam hated always being younger and smaller than the majority of her classmates. Sam felt that, along with being an only child, gave them carte blanche to target her for abuse. ?Yes, my mother thought it would be a good idea to make school even more difficult for me,? she lamented. ?I would like you to come to the gym after school, meet with me and a few players and see how you feel about it,? Ms. Hamm requested. ?I?m not very good at anything team related. I am much more of a solo sport person,? Sam answered. ?Is that what you really believe or is that what you want others to believe about you? There will come a time where you will have to trust others and let them trust you. No one makes it through life alone,? Ms. Hamm finished, as it was nearing time to leave. They both gathered their things to leave. Sam thought to herself, just what I need another one giving me ?I need help and to trust others,? speech. She reasoned with herself, the only person Sam needs and should trust is Sam.ÿ
Instant Wall Street Journal bestseller! From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-nonsense guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room. Behind Tracy Tutor's on-screen persona is an uncanny knack for projecting confidence in the most intimidating of circumstances. The breezy, tough-talking, utterly inimitable businesswoman has rivaled her male co-stars to land increasingly high-profile deals in the world of LA real estate. Now, Tracy is leveraging her years of experience to write the go-to manual for any woman struggling to convince people she's in charge. If you get thrown off course by narcissistic personalities or freaked out by high-stakes situations, don't assume you're weak. When fear is running the show, you get wrapped up in your head and start missing important cues. Yes, the people you're dealing with seem scary, but they're more predictable than you think. Once you understand them, it's easy to push the right levers of influence to get what you want. Through candid, hilarious stories of her rise through a world of misogyny and cutthroat business dealings (text message screen shots from creeps included!), Tracy offers a crash course in the psychology of power dynamics and social signaling. You'll learn: • What five things you should always find out about someone before you meet them • How to choose the perfect outfit for an important meeting, even when dressing on a budget • When and how to use humor strategically to lighten the mood and command authority This book is a must-read for any ambitious woman who wants to win her next business confrontation before she even walks into the room.
For the first time, all seven America Falls books, with over 1100 pages of post-apocalyptic action, are being offered in one title as Fight Like Hell. "Medbury's series will blow you away, its fast, furious and gut punches you when you least expect it..." - Jacqueline Druga - author of the apocalyptic bestseller, Rise. Infection. Invasion. Chaos. A weaponized virus ravages the U.S. somehow leaving children and young adults unscathed. As hundreds of millions die, for those left, surviving the virus is only the beginning… Isaac Race thought he'd found a new family and home. A new Life. He had, but it's all about to be snatched away. When an ambitious enemy launches a sneak attack on the USA, his peaceful life is shattered and Isaac, by his very nature a loner, must band together with a ragtag group of survivors to make their way to a sanctuary, three states away in the depths of a vicious east coast winter. It won't be easy, the invaders aren't the only dangers unleashed in a world suddenly turned upside down, and if they're going to survive, they'll need to be resourceful and ruthless and rely on others in a world where trust has been shattered. This 7 book bundle includes: Hell week On the Run Cold Comfort Rude Shock Luke's Trek Civil War Lone Wolf What readers are saying: ★★★★★ "The characters are rich and believable, I was cheering, raging and crying as I read." ★★★★★ "The story kind of sneaks up on you and before you know it, the afternoon is gone." ★★★★★ "Compelling action! I could not stop reading this series... give me more, more, more! ★★★★★ " I LOVED IT! I couldn't skip words or chapters or paragraphs, I was afraid I would miss something!!! If you like pulse-pounding action, resourceful characters and true American grit then you'll love Fight Like Hell, the America Falls Series, now in one complete volume.
Laura runs the seaside town of Emanaraph. Life seems pretty normal. Then a boat brings in a mysterious passenger, but strange things start to happen after it docks that night. A town is torn apart and a world once divided is now needing help. Its a fight for their lives as for their families. Now Laura and a handful of others have only a short time to find out what happened and help put humanity back in its place. But to succeed, Laura will have to do more than just fit the pieces back together again: she will have to fight the monsters she only heard of in fairy tales while traveling across their world, solving its riddles along the way.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE FREAK HOUSE BOOKS "This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars. Isn't there a 6 star option?" ~ reviewer Corazie "Excellent read that sucks you in till the end" ~ reviewer Moon Cat "Fantastic Gothic Mystery." ~ reviewer Karen Fowler DESCRIPTION Cara Moreau is dying from a supernatural curse. Her only chance of survival lies with the warrior, an enigmatic man who comes from a realm "in between." Quin St. Clair lived hundreds of years ago, but now exists solely to protect the world he once called home. That's all he will tell Cara, the woman he must keep alive by remaining close to her. Very close. But Cara is determined to discover more answers as she grows to like her warrior. While they search for the book of spells and the cure contained within its pages, their feelings for one another can no longer be denied. But what will happen when Cara is cured and Quin's assignment is complete? And can she trust this mysterious man with the book if they find it? As friends and family from the previous Freak House novels help them, and old and new foes vie for power, Quin and Cara must not allow their feelings to get in the way of their task. Or Cara's life, and Quin's afterlife, may be cut short. GHOST GIRL is the start of the 3rd Freak House Trilogy. You do not have to read the 1st and 2nd trilogies to enjoy the 3rd. Keywords: ghosts, spirits, paranormal romance, paranormal fantasy, historical fantasy, victorian era, victorian historical romance, interracial, diverse, demons, mediums, historical paranormal, woman of color
Provides a fresh look at the end of the Cold War and subsequent changes in East-West security relations, asking how policies previously thought to be unrealistic became possible. Combines a post-Wittgensteinian approach to language with insights from Habermas and the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School to explore the relationship between meaning and changing practice in an analysis of the contradictions of the post-Cold War world. Argues that the end of the Cold War represents a transition from conflict to cooperation in a whole Europe. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Number One bestselling author Philippa Gregory's new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy – his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows – without doubt – that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home. ‘A gripping read spanning London, Venice and New England, all beautifully observed by Gregory’ Woman & Home Praise for Tidelands, the first in the Fairmile series: ‘A gripping and intelligent portrait of a woman fighting to survive in a hostile world’ The Times ‘The first in a planned series . . . The author crafts her material with effortless ease. Her grasp of social mores is brilliant, the love story rings true and the research is, as ever, of the highest calibre’ Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail ‘Vivid and beguiling – Philippa Gregory at her best’ Woman & Home ‘A compelling novel that shines a light on the struggles of 17th century women’ Daily Mirror ‘The novel's power lies in Gregory's evocative portrayal of the tidelands and the everyday lives of those who are bound to them’ Sunday Express ‘Philippa Gregory returns with an English Civil War novel that excels in everything she does best. Historical events are written with breathless immediacy, keeping the reader enthralled even if they know the outcome’ Alys Key, The i ‘If this novel is the first sign of what's to come then readers are in for a treat’ Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express