“Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…”

This, the stuff of our WYSKy dreams, is the empowering opening of We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere: 9 Principles to Live By, a new book written by long-time friends, award-winning film, television, and theatre actress Gillian Anderson and award-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel. Scheduled for release this March, it aims to be an “inspiring, empowering, and provocative” vehicle for personal fulfillment and collective change.

For the last decade, Gillian and Jennifer say they’ve “stumbled along together, learning, failing, crying, laughing, and trying again.” So the aim of their manifesto is to be a “rallying cry to create a life that has greater meaning and purpose.” They do this by “combining tools that are practical, psychological, and spiritual,” rendering a guide that “is both a process and a vision for a more fulfilling way of living.” It’s their vision for “a happier, more emotionally rewarding future we can all create together.”

In a press release Gillian said, “WE is a call-out to all women around the world – and by women I include girls, transgender, anyone who identifies themselves as being intrinsically female. It’s a reminder that we are all linked by the fact that we are female and that we need to stick together and stand up for each other and not compete against each other. That wherever we are in the world and whatever our skin color, sexual preference, or religion, we are all united by the fact that we are female.”

We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere: 9 Principles to Live By is available now.

Lead image via Gillian Anderson’s Facebook page