I Am a Woman: A Celebration in More Than Fifty Photographs (Hardcover)

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I Am a Woman is a powerful collection of black and white photographs featuring iconic women from past to present, celebrating the depth and breadth of the female experience. From Dolly Parton to Mother Teresa, and Oprah Winfrey to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, these striking portrayals showcase the journeys of this diverse mix of heroines from all walks of life.

Based on a song of the same name, graphic designer, author, and singer-songwriter Mary Sue Englund created the book to inspire and encourage women of all ages. Within these pages, each of the song lyrics is matched to the more than fifty women chosen to represent and embody those words. These photos are matched to brief bios or inspirational quotes to illuminate both the woman's story and related lyrics.

Among those featured are:

  • Mary Jackson
  • Lucille Ball
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Rosa Parks
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Princess Diana
  • Barbara Walters
  • Simone Biles
  • Anne Frank
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Bethany Hamilton

I Am a Woman includes a dedication page for honoring a special woman and her story with a photograph of her choosing, placing her among this collection of amazing women. Also included is a free link to the song that inspired the book, and a portion of the author's proceeds will be donated toward various women's organizations.

These women, whose stories have been told or are unknown, help us to reflect on the women in our lives that inspired us to greatness: mothers, grandmothers, teachers, coaches, friends, and mentors. Whether you or someone you know is marking a milestone, fighting adversity, wondering where life is leading, or simply celebrating life, I Am a Woman will be a perfect gift, certain to remind us all of the beauty, gifts, talents, and power of women everywhere.

Praise for I Am a Woman: "I am proud to be a woman and I am proud to be included in this wonderful book of inspirational women. I hope to always be an inspiration not only to other women, but to the world. God bless you, Mary Sue Englund " -- Dolly Parton "Together with timeless images that in and of themselves speak thousands of words, the impact is undeniable. I fell in love from the start with the song "I Am a Woman" written by my dear friend, bandmate, and collaborator Mary Sue Englund, and songwriter Thom Shepherd. I have had the pleasure of seeing audiences respond to it with a jolt of recognition, often followed by tears. I knew the song succeeded for the same reason that any work of art succeeds: because it rings so true." -- Pam Tillis

About the Author

Mary Sue Englund is an award-winning graphic designer, author, and singer-songwriter. She is the recipient of an Addy award for the design of Taylor Swift's 2011 "Speak Now" tour book, as well as a Benjamin Franklin award for her work as a cover designer for Jon Hassler's Keepsakes and Other Studies. Englund has designed more than sixty books during her twenty-six years with Afton Press and nine years for Dunham Books, in addition to more than fifty album covers for artists such as Kenny Loggins, Manhattan Transfer, Tom Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Bad Company, Ann Wilson, Heart, and others. Englund studied advertising and graphic design at the University of St. Thomas. As a musician, Englund has penned five full-length albums and has been a regular at the Grand Ole Opry for more than a decade. Englund's songs have been featured on Country Music Television, Great American Country, Fox Television, and WSM worldwide radio out of Nashville, and international radio. Currently she tours and performs with her band, Joyful Noise, and as a solo artist and speaker at events and healing concerts worldwide. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee. I Am a Woman is her first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781947297319
ISBN-10: 1947297317
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication Date: April 6th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English