It's a Good Day to Change the World: Inspiration and Advice for a Feminist Future (Hardcover)
30 stories of feminist change to fire you up without burning you out.
What does it take to achieve an equal, just, and joy-filled world—and how do we sustain ourselves when the work is daunting?
Lauren Schiller and Hadley Dynak, the award-winning team behind the nationally syndicated Inflection Point podcast and radio show about women’s power in our modern world, have created an essential guide for action drawn from their interviews with groundbreaking activists, authors, artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who have mobilized change and can show us the way. In It’s a Good Day to Change the World, readers learn from established icons and meet new ones, too. From Ijeoma Oluo to Sarah Silverman, each trailblazer’s story features firsthand narratives and vibrant illustrations. The authors highlight key takeaways for change, along with strategies to keep going.
Discover how to push new ideas forward, the significance of building solidarity, the liberating power of laughter, the importance of valuing your own time, and more. Advancing social justice can be a long road, but change is possible.
This energizing book is an optimistic reminder to care for ourselves and each other along the way.
About the Author
Lauren Schiller is an award-winning interviewer and the creator of numerous podcasts and radio shows, including Inflection Point, about how women rise up, build power, and lead change. Before Inflection Point, Lauren co-created, produced and hosted one of the first women-led podcasts. She was Executive Producer of Audio for Salon Media and has been a guest host for The Conversation on the BBC World Service. She also moderates live events, including for City Arts & Lectures, The Commonwealth Club, Cal Performances, and JCCSF. Her conversations elicit surprising stories and reveal insightful truths about the world we live in, how we got here, and where we go next. Find Lauren’s interviews at inflectionpointradio.org.
Hadley Dynak is an activist, storyteller, and creative producer who helps organizations and groups express why their work matters, join up with one another, and raise funds for impact. She’s worked with dozens of organizations across the country including Code for America, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners, the International Museum of Women, and the Park City Summit County Arts Council. Through her creative consultancy, PEAK86, she collaborates with artists to bring big ideas into the world, inspire conversation, and drive action. She and her husband also own Western Hills Garden, a landmark public garden in Occidental, California where they work to preserve its unique, biodiverse ecosystem and provide opportunities to connect people, plants, and place. She and Lauren joined forces on Inflection Point in 2019.
This book is a remarkable gift and empowering guide by, for, and about change-makers. In centering the stories and voices of so many inspiring women, It's a Good Day to Change the World is a living testimony of transformation. It's the book that makes its title self-fulfilling—it will stir your soul and, more importantly, get your feet moving.
— Meena Harris, founder of Phenomenal Media
Thank you to Lauren Schiller, Hadley Dynak, and the inspiring, brilliant women featured in It’s a Good Day to Change the World for sharing the essential tools for a more equitable world. This joyful, practical, and visionary book offers the motivation and the energy we need to take action.
— Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
Every day is a good day to change the world—and Lauren Schiller and Hadley Dynak are here to show us how to make it happen. This gathering of inspiration and motivation from incredible women will get any reader's gears turning. It's a Good Day to Change the World is a fun, engaging, and illuminating guide for how we navigate the present moment and make it to that feminist future.
— Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A–Z and more
This book is exactly what changemakers need! It’s a Good Day to Change the World is packed with invigorating encouragement, actionable plans, and a shared vision for a better future.
— Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women