The Awakened Woman: A Guide for Remembering & Igniting Your Sacred Dreams

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Atria Books
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of the most internationally acclaimed voices for women's empowerment and quality education. Hailed by Oprah Winfrey as her "all-time favorite guest," Dr. Trent is an inspiring and dynamic scholar, educator, humanitarian, motivational speaker, author, and the founder of Tererai International. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, SuperSoul Sessions, CNN-Voice of Africa, CNBC, and has spoken at the United Nations, TEDx, and the Women in the World Summit, among others. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Evaluation from Western Michigan University and holds Master's degrees in Public Health and Plant Pathology.


"Any time anyone tells you that a dream is impossible, any time you're discouraged by impossible challenges, just mutter this mantra: Tererai Trent."--Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and #1 nationally bestselling author of Half the Sky
"Against the gripping backdrop of Dr. Trent's beginnings in war-torn, patriarchal Zimbabwe, The Awakened Woman shines as a beacon of hope to women everywhere. She invites the reader to sit around a sacred fire of sisterhood with her, guiding us on a powerful personal journey, and stoking the embers within us all to reclaim our voices to heal our souls - and the heart of the world."--Danica McKellar, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Kiss My Math
"In The Awakened Woman, Tererai Trent weaves her riveting story with that of other women to inspire us to dream as boldly as she dared to, then holds our hands and walks us through each crucial practical step to achieve those dreams. Tererai calls us to remember the foundation of who we are and reminding us of the rituals that ground us. This powerful interactive book is a perfect gift for your girlfriend, your daughter (or yourself!) when you want to say: BE YOU. BE BOLD. BE CREATIVE. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. And what could be more important than that?"--Lisa Bloom, civil rights lawyer and New York Times bestselling author of Think, Swagger and Suspicion Nation
"I am amazed at how eloquently Dr. Trent has shared her story of trials and triumph. It has inspired me to live out my truth and encourage my sisters to do the same. I believe we all need to be awakened from the past that keeps us held back from living the greatness inside of us."--Patrice Register, CEO of PLR Services, LLC
"A mesmerizing and inspiring story of an amazing woman's remarkable journey. It was more than a coincidence that two strong, passionate young women from opposite sides of the world met briefly in a southern African village, exchanged life-changing words, unwittingly documented the encounter with a photo, and years later crossed paths again in the U.S. bonding as sister activists and cherished friends for life, and this is just one of the jaw-dropping stories told throughout Tererai's journey to becoming Dr. Trent."--Jo Luck, Former President & CEO of Heifer International, 2010 World Food Prize Laureate
"Provocative. Illuminating. Delightful. In The Awakened Woman, Zimbabwean-born author Dr. Tererai Trent creates a bridge between unlikely worlds--weaving precious wisdom of Africa with modern-day research, she enlightens women on how to be midwives to their own sacred dreams. Her passionate insight presented through the lens of her amazing life's journey makes this book a unique and rare treasure."--Melissa Cara Rigoli, creative designer & musician
"The power of her new book, The Awakened Woman, is in its wisdom, its simple advice for all women. To recognize and hone the tools we're given. To let go of fear. To use our femininity. To walk away from others' presumptions and follow our own hearts. To build our collective "sisterhood." To believe in ourselves.

Never has there been a more critical time for women to lift each other up, learn from each other, explore new ideas, and take leadership in world order. The Awakened Woman is truly a life-changing guide for every woman looking to explore her best self and give meaning to her life. It is both a "how-to" manual and a deeply moving memoir; as timely as it is timeless. No one but Tererai could have written it, and it has changed my life forever."--Terry Hernandez, executive director of The Chrysalis Foundation
"The Awakened Woman is a call to action for humanity. Tererai taps into deep wisdom reminding us that our sacred sisters can help us to bring forth our dormant dreams. It's only when we come together, awakened, that we can truly live our purpose."--Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO
"Compelling, insightful, gracious, loving--Tererai lights a candle for the world and inspires us all to light ours!"--Theresa Gattung, leading New Zealand business personality, author, philanthropist
"The Awakened Woman empowers women to access a fearlessness that will enable community progress."--Essence
"Remarkable."--O, the Oprah Magazine
"A soul-shaking and potentially life-altering read filled with stories, guidance, and rituals to help readers realize their sacred dreams."--LA Yoga
"Trent's energy and conviction are evident throughout the book, and her story is invigorating, revitalizing, motivating, and encouraging...An empowering story coupled with easy-to-navigate steps that can help any woman achieve her full potential."--Kirkus Reviews