11 Female Authors You Need To Read

11 Female Authors You Need To Read

Great women from the span of time
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As a female writer, I OBVIOUSLY have a lot of passion for this subject… throughout history there have been plenty of talented women authors who were consistently put on the backburner because of their gender. In fact, Thomas Jefferson took advice from his wife and the wives of his peers, yet believed that women still “had no place in politics.” These women pioneered their respective genres, even if they are not given the credit.

1. Jane Austen

This one is an obvious first choice. Jane Austen is probably the most popularized female author, and rightfully so. A woman who turned down at least one marriage proposal herself, her novels delve into the social standards of her time, explaining class struggles from a perspective underrepresented at her time: the middle-class woman. Her stories are surprisingly relatable; although the context may be different, but the conflicts ring true today. Fun Fact: She in on the British 10 pound bill!


2. The Brontë Sisters

Okay, so this is a three-in-one, as their stories are all intertwined. The Brontë Sisters were three of six; five girls and one boy. Charlotte, Anne and Emily, were talented authors of novels and poems, yet their society did not accept women as such. Therefore, Charlotte, the eldest of the three, published the trio’s works under a pseudonym (allegedly against the will of her other siblings). While the women were alive, a few of the works were popular; however, their fame took off primarily after their time.

3. Toni Morrison

Y’all, I know I mentioned this in my other novel related article, but she has won a Nobel Peace Prize! She is the perfect example of the power of literature; great progress in human rights has been made by the power of the pen. Not only is Morrison revolutionary for a woman, but she made a huge impact on the civil rights movement – one of the biggest of any person during that time.

4. J.K. Rowling

I think the significance of J.K. Rowling’s work is obvious, but the Harry Potter books are just the surface with this author. She is the first person to ever to be a billionaire, and then give up that title by donating most of her money. Additionally, she actively speaks out against human rights atrocities and uses her position in the spotlight to make a difference.

5. Harper Lee

Lee is another one of the more renowned authors on this list. Famous for To Kill a Mocking Bird, she is one of the most read authors in the American school system. This novel was her only one until the sequel was released a few years ago, so it is especially exciting that an author with only one book could have such an impact.

6. Emily Dickinson

Dickinson is one of the few poets on this list. Though you may not have directly read a lot of her works, she influences major poets and novelists alike, and is consistently quoted in major works.

7. Louisa May Alcott

Alcott wrote the famous book Little Women, and the lesser-known sequel Little Men. She is another woman who often told the lesser-known stories of non-wealthy women, often under a pseudonym. She influenced literature and the arts alike, as Little Women is also a popular stage play.

8. Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley is the author of Frankenstein, as well as several stage plays. The daughter of a feminist and political philosopher, Shelley was an all-around academic, writing one of the most engaging books of her time while also editing the works of her husband.

9. Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston influenced the aforementioned Toni Morrison; her work has been used as a way of delving into African American history and culture. She performed extensive anthropological research for her novels and books of folklore to make them as invaluable as they are to modern historians. This woman is important to read now, as she gives important yet easily readable insight into the lives of early African Americans.

10. Catherine of Siena

I included this author on the list because she is one of the most influential Christian women. Her Dialogues have served as a significant critique of the Catholic Church and, as the church has grown and changed, have been quoted time and time again by scholars and theologians to influence the development of Church policy.

11. Christine de Pizan

This author wrote a novel called Book of the City of Ladies, a work that intended to prove the value of women in society and their influence on history. As an author, Christine is important to read because of this work and her influence on documenting the history of strong, intelligent women.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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20 Feelings You Probably Still Have When You See Your Ex

It's never really over.

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Getting over an ex and moving on is HARD. We all felt at least one of these feelings:

1. You changed me 

2. You hurt me 

3. I still care, always will. 

4. I hate myself for caring still 

5. I still think of you 

6. I hate myself for thinking of you 

7. I know you are happier without me, and that hurts. 

8. I still feel like you are the one 

9. I want you back in my life

10. I don't want you back, I just miss the memories, I'm hurt. 

11. I wish you knew how I still cry over you 

12. You broke my heart and you don't even care 

13. I wonder if you even think of me

14. I will never find love because of you 

15. I feel damaged 

16. I don't want to fall in love anymore 

17. I would rather feel nothing 

18. I feel like I'm drowning in my own tears every time I see you

19. I want to be happy again, let me free, please. 

20. I deserve better, but you could of just been..BETTER. 

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