Lessons By the Page: The Woman’s Wisdom Through Words

Everyone has their source of inspiration, a haven where they can mentally restore. For some, there are certain people they yield to in time of need, a delicious treat, physical activity, or maybe even all three. Outside of the tangibles, there are many who’ve found harmony and order within the pages of a book.

We’ve had a chance to interview two ladies on the books they found essential to their growth as a young woman. Hopefully the books mentioned will resonate to you in your time of need or just serve as a friendly reminder that, everything is going to be alright!


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Olivia Irick || Accountant || @Olivia.vi_

Styling Soul: What book would you say has been the most influential in shaping you in to the young woman you are today?

Liv: The Purpose Driven by Rick Warren

Styling Soul: At what point in life did you read this book and what influenced you to do so?

unnamed (8)Liv: My mother gave this book to me when I was 17 years old, right before going to college. She told me to use it as a guide in finding myself while pursuing happiness, all while walking the Christian path.

Styling Soul: How did it change your perspective on issues you may have been internalizing in your time of need?

Liv: The book changed my life. It provided a clear picture that read to me, “It’s not about you”, and because of it, I was able to steer away from my selfishness and live in a more Godly way that was considerate of others. When I learned to accept that my life isn’t about me but rather a vessel for the Lord’s work, my character began to develop, making it easier for me to deal with life’s obstacles.

Styling Soul: Would you recommend this book to another woman?

Liv: I would recommend this book to women because of the wonderful feeling it is to truly understand and actually live your purpose in life, and the content of this text helped me to do just that.


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Angelica Hill || Photographer, Graphic Designer,
Multimedia Producer of A3 Entertainment LLC || @a3entllc

Styling Soul: What book would you say has been the most influential in shaping you in to the young woman you are today?

Angelica: Don’t Give it Away by Iyanla Vanzant

Styling Soul: At what point in life did you read this book and what influenced you to do so?

Angelica: Middle school age, I’ve forgotten the exact what age. I was going through a really dark phase as a pre-teen, I was trying to make decisions while confronting my own demons and my parents observed and heard silent cries is what I like to say.

unnamed (6)Styling Soul: How did it change your perspective on issues you may have been internalizing in your time of need?

Angelica: While reading it I understood how important it was for me to develop into a young lady gracefully despite my own struggles whether mental or physical. And if I did have issues it my own job to confront them and acknowledge them to be able to move forward.

Styling Soul: Would you recommend this book to another woman?

Angelica: I would definitely recommend this book to young girls who are struggling between becoming their own person and what everyone else wants them to be. I believe at a young age is when young women start dealing with internal issues of confidence and self-assurance. Mothers can give great advice, but this book served as the necessary reinforcement to what my mother was telling me and trying to help me with.


Whatever your outlet, let it serve as an everyday compass when you’re feeling lost in this maze of life. Never feel alone, there’s always someone who can relate to the issues you may be experiencing. You’ll be lucky to find that calm voice within the pages of a book. I wish you well on your journey!

Crowned,
Meghan Delaney ❤
Styling Soul Writer and Contributor

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