A Glorious Freedom : Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives
With her charming illustration style and honest voice, Lisa Congdon explores the idea that after a certain age, women begin to worry less about what other people think, become more themselves, pursue new endeavours, and become ever more free. Profiles, interviews, and essays from women-both famous and everyday-who've found creative fulfilment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are beautifully illustrated and hand lettered.
"You cannot capture the beauty of being a woman coming into her own power without art. No one knows that better or does that better than Lisa Congdon. A Glorious Freedom captures the spirit of what it means to show up, be seen, and be free." --Brene Brown, Ph.D., author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Rising Strong "We hear all the time that women become invisible after 40, but not in this book. Lisa Congdon captures the beauty and humanity of getting older, wiser, and--in many ways--freer." --Andi Zeisler, cofounder Bitch Media
Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colourful hand lettering, paintings, drawings, and pattern design. Her work has been featured in numerous publications on- and offline, including Martha Stewart Living, Dwell, Hi-Fructose, Poketo, the Atlantic, and more. She keeps a daily blog about her life, work, and inspirations called Today Is Going to be Awesome. Lisa lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner, her chihuahua, and her two cats.