As winter holidays are coming, probably you also have more time to stay cozy at home with good books and movies. Check out some of my recommendations – books & movies not to be missed in 2019. The theme of my selection this time is strong female role models: inspiration & empowerment
These series are definitely one of my best findings in 2019. They take you on an inspiring journey of the art, science, and philosophy of design together with the world’s greatest designers – the most inspiring visionaries from a variety of disciplines whose work shapes our culture and future.
My top choice is Season 2, Episode 2 “Neri Oxman: Bio-Architecture” edition. Neri Oxman is an American–Israeli designer and professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she leads the Mediated Matter research group. She is known for art and architecture that combine design, biology, computing, and materials engineering. This lady & her work is just mind-blowing.
Looking for something educating and at the same time entertaining? Watch a fantastic movie “Frida” by Julie Taymor telling a biography of famous artist Frida Kahlo. Frida is known as a very talented Mexican artist and an important figure in the world feminist movement. She is a true role model for resilience and strength.
Not all role models have to be positive. Closely analyzing the mistakes of others can help you to become better and avoid them in the future. If you still are not fully familiar with the recent Theranos Silicon Valley Epic Saga with Elizabeth Holmes in the main role, then you should totally watch the documentary about it “The inventor — out for blood in Silicon Valley”. For those who are into tech and want to know more hardcore details, I still recommend to read a book “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou.
“Bygone Badass Broads” is the book written by Mackenzi Lee that features the real stories of 52 remarkable and forgotten women who changed the world. Each of them has their own incredible story: living in a different time, coming from all over the world, the only thing that unites them all is their incredible heroism and cunning that let them dare to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time.
Find the selection of my favorite stories in this post: 8 forgotten women who changed the worls
Becoming is the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. This book allows you to find a deep personal connection with the author and understand better and got empowered by her fantastic story: the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother