Womankind began when journalist Donna Nebenzahl and photographer Nance Ackerman became inspired by the work of women activists in their own communities – in particular, by how these women often did the unglamourous work, the work that kept body and soul together. They decided to seek out women who were guiding similar initiatives around the world. They travelled to every continent to find, write about and photograph these remarkable activists. The amazing portraits that resulted from this journey are collected here. An essay on each woman transports us into her world, offering us words of advice, experience and hope. The accompanying photograph invites us to read a story in each face.