My first book, The Female Assumption: A Mother's Story, Freeing Women from the View that Motherhood is a Mandate, the recipient of a 2014 Global Media Award, is a call to action. The power of our words affect the inner selves of females. Not all women want or are able to achieve motherhood, for various reasons. It is important to speak in ways that support the idea that there are many paths to a fulfilled female experience. No one should tell another person that the love in their life is less meaningful. This book's targeted audience is every woman--and every person who speaks with a female about her life. Viewing all women through the motherhood lens can have precarious results. Women's voices have been stifled. It is time to amplify the conversation. Women are whole beings, no matter their path in life.