Make Herstory Your Story: Your Guided Journal to Justice Every Day for Every Woman


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.26 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca Sive, author of Make Herstory Your Story, is the author of three books on American women’s politics and power; a motivational speaker, experienced media and political analyst; admired women’s leadership strategist; and a past lecturer at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and statewide governmental official. Sive co-produced and co-hosted the podcast series, #VoteHerIn, with Two Broads Talking Politics, the latter a “best political podcast,” according to Parade magazine.


In addition to Make Herstory Your Story, Sive’s books include:

  • Vote Her In: Your Guide to Electing Our First Woman President (“inspiring, savvy, and persuasive…” Jessica Yellin, host, News Not Noise) 2018


  • Every Day Is Election Day:  A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House (Cosmopolitan magazine says: a “must read.”) 2013


Sive’s articles and op-eds have appeared in The Huffington Post, Crain’s Chicago Business, The Hill, at MSNBC, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and elsewhere. A founder of one of the nation’s first women’s centers, leader of the campaign to elect Chicago’s first African American mayor (Harold Washington) and advisor to him, Sive was among the national decision makers who developed women’s issues agendas for presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. She was a founding gubernatorial appointee to the Illinois Human Rights Commission. She is included in the encyclopedia, Feminists Who Changed America.


"My friend Rebecca's inspirational new book-the journal, Make Herstory Your Story-is a must-have for every woman committed to bending the arc towards justice." The Hon., Dr. Robin Kelly; Member, US House of Representatives

"Rebecca Sive's new journal for women activists with big dreams, Make Herstory Your Story, is an inspirational and indispensable resource for us all. Our personal stories are an important part of what defines us as leaders and telling our story helps us connect with others." The Hon. Dana Nessel; Attorney General, State of Michigan

"The Make Herstory journal for aspiring women leaders is a terrific resource. It will motivate and inspire you to start your journey now, to which I say: 'welcome.'" Jill Wine-Banks; Author, The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President; MSNBC Legal Analyst

"Barack Obama (my boss) gave me-and millions of other Black women-the opportunity to lead. Rebecca Sive (my professor) has given all of us Make Herstory, a personal journal for getting the job done." Alexandra P. Sims; former field director for Obama 2012; Founder, Black Bench Chicago; Founder, Every Vote Counts

"Make Herstory is the perfect journal for every woman and girl with big dreams and plans for a better world. I wish I had had it when I was growing up!" The Hon. Anna Valencia, Chicago City Clerk

"Make Herstory Your Story is the perfect journal for every woman who aspires to lead and make the world a better place. Time to record your dreams and make your plans! Heartfelt thanks to my friend Rebecca for this beautiful gift for all of us." The Hon. Jan Schakowsky; Member, US House of Representatives

"Make Herstory Your Story is an easily accessible book full of musings, reflections, and summaries of inspirational actions that empower women. It encourages readers to define themselves, write their own stories, and create their own strategies to navigate a world that is in the midst of substantial social change." Michelle Duster; Author, Educator, Public Historian; Great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells

"Make Herstory is wonderful guide for women who want to change the world, who are looking for inspiration from those who have gone before them. If you want to get going-Make Herstory is for you." Heather Booth; Organizer; Founder, Midwest Academy

"What a brilliant invitation to ponder our connections to the women who came before us, the women with whom we share this moment, and the women for whom we're shaping the world-and then turn that pondering into sustainable, impactful change." Heidi Stevens, journalist and Parent Nation creative director