“Here are some books by women that have stayed with me.
Hope you can check them out!”


In the Time of Butterflies
by Julia Alvarez
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Disappearing Earth: A Novel
by Julia Phillips
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women a Movement Forgot
by Mikki Kendall
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency
by Eva Feder Kittay
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books

Origins of Totalitarianism
by Hannah Arendt
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

No Visible Bruises:
What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library
Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World
by Zahra Hankir
Owl’s Nest Books
Shelf Life Books
Calgary Public Library

About Esmahan Razavi

Esmahan Razavi is passionate about gender equity. She is a co-founder of Ask Her and served as its first President. She is also a former steering committee member of Equal Voice Calgary, and former national board director for Equal Voice. She has held senior campaign roles for women candidates in federal and provincial politics, and co-led the Calgary Women’s March in 2018 and 2019.

For her work in supporting women in politics, Razavi was selected as one of Canada’s top 33 women in 2017 by Chatelaine magazine. She was also named one of the top 50 Arab women in North America by the Arab Women of Excellence Awards in 2019. Razavi is an Associate Principal at Champion Communications & PR.