The books you read as a teenager stick with you for life. I know it feels like being a teenager is awful, but it's really a time to explore who you are and you want to become. Every moment and every piece of media is a chance to learn something new and profound about yourself. And if you ask me, that's pretty amazing.
Looking back, as a teenager a lot of the information that was handed to me was centered on the straight, white, cis male experience. When I think about that, it feels so limiting. If I could go back, I would want to give my teenage-self books that could show me other women I could relate to, and that would tell me more about what it means to be a woman in this world. I'd want to give myself books about discovering all the different facets about who you are, about empowering yourself, and about being bold.
So that's what you'll find here. Whether you're a teen or a "grown-up," my hope is that these books will give you the language and the tools to better know yourself and the world around you. Being a teenager is scary, thrilling, and everything in between, and the best way to make it through is with some good books to guide you.