Only the Strong Survive: A Womanist Journey by Adeyela Albury Bennett

Only the Strong Survive is a coffee-table book to enjoy time and time again. Written from a womanist perspective that centers on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), the author takes readers on a journey that highlights women leaders and goddesses from each continent. This book is a great conversation piece for book clubs, women’s groups, and anyone interested in getting a glimpse into the power that women have held in the universe since the beginning of time.


The first of its kind, Only the Strong Survive introduces readers of all ages to powerful feminine influencers, such as:

◊ Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice
◊ Atabey, the creator goddess of the Taino-Arawak people of the Bahamas and the Caribbean
◊ Kidst Dingel Mariam, the Ethiopian name for the Virgin Mary
◊ Madragana, the Moorish woman who is an ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II


Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit girls, young women, and transgender and nonbinary people in the Women in Training, Inc., programs to end period poverty and End Poverty. PERIOD!


Only the Strong Survive: A Womanist Journey by Adeyela Albury Bennett


Lilian Broca, a renowned mosaic artist, generously granted Adeyela Albury Bennett permission to feature her artwork titled “Queen Esther Revealing her True Identity” in Bennett’s book, “Only the Strong Survive: A Womanist Journey.” Bennett’s anthology celebrates resilient women, blending myth and history to honor those who triumphed over adversity. Broca’s intricate mosaic, known for its profound portrayal of identity and strength, aligns perfectly with Bennett’s narrative, enriching the book with visual symbolism and artistic depth.

Connect Lilian Broca


The documentary Mary Magdalene in Conversation with Lilian Broca is available on Prime Video Direct in the US and UK at the following link. US: