My mom is an avid reader of actual books, no technology for her. I’ve been around books all my life. Books are knowledge and in turn, knowledge empowers. Being a girl growing up in the 60’s and 70’s at the height of the women’s movement, education was (is) key to self empowerment. And key to self-sufficiency and independence. My mom made sure I received an education and lead by example as she is a very strong and independent woman herself.