Words and Art by Gaby Capule & MJ Viernes
Edited by: Keegan Bernardo & Joaquin Ferrer
“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” - G.D. Anderson.
Time and time again, women have proven that they have never been and never will be the secondary sex. Until now, women continue to break gender barriers, fight against oppression, and pave their definition of success in a male-dominated world. Amazing, aren’t they?
This International Women’s Month, join us as we raise a toast to appreciate all the women in our lives! Together, let’s celebrate women’s stories through various media – may it be books, TV series, or podcasts. With this, here are stories by women on women that have personally inspired us! #LumineRecs
1. Girl Decoded: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology by Rana el Kaliouby (Non-fiction)
In a captivating and inspirational narrative, Rana el Kaliouby shares her journey from growing up in Egypt and Kuwait to pursuing her dream as a scientist.
What makes Girl Decoded unique from other modern memoirs is how Kaliouby provides a deep and tangible chronicle of how, despite all odds, she was able to achieve her goal of connecting technology to what makes us human—empathy. Her hard work resulted in Affectiva, an emotional artificial intelligence (AI), which is an awe-inspiring feat!
All in all, this book is a must-read for those who are interested in AI, the history of technology, or even those who are just trying to find their place in this world!