Women Write the World — Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom

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“These brilliant and moving essays show the astonishing, brave, and passionate lives of women of color as they fight for autonomy, equality and love.” — Isabel Allende, author


All the Women in My Family Sing is a vital collection of prose and poetry by women of color, with topics that range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance and self-worth. The brief, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of these powerful women as they exercise autonomy, creativity, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today's turbulent world.

logo and banner art by Favianna Rodriguez
Women's March photos by Deborah Santana


Photo taken by Deborah Santana


Since the Women’s March in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest of women from every racial and socioeconomic background has evolved into a social and political movement. The past year has proven that women’s voices really do matter and can make a difference.

ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING is monumental and timely as human rights and justice are being challenged around the world. It is a watershed title that is both written and published entirely by women of color, including the editing, book cover design, and promotions. Our vision is to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of book publishing in America — particularly important in an industry that considerably lacks diversity.                   


Photo taken by Deborah Santana

Praise for All the Women In My Family Sing

“In this beautifully composed chorus of sixty-nine voices, Deborah Santana has given us a fascinating and compelling anthology of essays by women of color. Each of these brief, poignant pieces illuminates one woman’s negotiation between her aspirations and the forces that would constrict her dreams. The contributors write prophetically of their struggles and triumphs in the early years of the twenty-first century, challenging the reader with their revelations. All the Women in My Family Sing is essential reading.”
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University


“A revolutionary primer for all us well-meaning white folks who haven't a clue about what it's like to be a woman of color.”     - Susan Gabriel, Author of Trueluck Summer

All the Women in My Family Sing encompasses everything that is important about women of color -- our diversity, sacrifice, crusade for equality, and the impact we have made on the lives of others.”       -Jenny Bach, California Democratic Party Secretary