Women Like Us: A Memoir
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It’s not a show just for women’ says Ellen Briggs who appeared recently on Hughsey We have A Problem , ‘In the same way a comedy show by two men would never be seen as a bloke’s only show. Women Like Us is about making our experiences universal rather than ‘niche’. And as it turns out, there are a lot more Women Like Us out there then we ever realised. There’s even a growing tribe of men Like Us too!’
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The unidentified narrator of “Women Like Us,” the epilogue of Krik? Krak!, speaks mostly in the second person–that is, in “you” statements. She starts with saying, “you remember thinking while braiding your hair that you look a lot like your mother and her mother before her” (Danticat 217). She then recites the rules of “your mother,” foremost among them being that writing is forbidden. It is an indolent act and takes time away from useful hobbies, like learning to cook. There are women who write as they cook, “kitchen poets” who slip phrases into their soups; these women “stuff their daughter’s mouths so they say nothing more” (Danticat 218) Women Like Us was personally relatable in a number of ways. The author put everything out on the table while writing this story, and it couldn't have been easy being this vulnerable while telling her story. As I'm reading I kept thinking that these are the same thoughts I have, the same issues. It was as if she was reading my thoughts. But there is hope. Life can be better. Amanda is a huge supporter of libraries and having become a proud ambassador for The Reading Agency, works tirelessly to promote reading, especially in disadvantaged areas. Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...
From her childhood, where there was no blueprint for success, to building a career as a bestselling novelist against all odds, Amanda Prowse explores what it means to be a woman in a world where popularity, slimness, beauty and youth are currency—and how she overcame all of that to forge her own path to happiness.
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Find great jobs with the flexibility you need.Many of our vacancies are part time jobs, or involve working from home.Others offer flexi-time, compressed hours, job shares or term time only hours. You’ll also find roles with employers who are genuinely open to flexible working options for full time jobs.As a woman of similar age this rang so many bells with me, it's rare to read a memoir so life affirming.
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Post moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. She always wanted to write books and finally made that happen which is quite an inspiration not to give up on your dreams.
I connected with so many parts of this and was able to reflect on the women in my life and the lessons they have taught me. I'm still learning, every day. How to be a better friend, wife, mother, worker.