A master list of empowering women to know.
This month we’ve given you quite a bit: empowering speeches to keep you motivated, exquisite creatives to know, and the best books for your budget. This time, we’re giving you the silent (or-not-to-be-silenced) sisters of activism. The world is changing fast, and women are a key factor in the changing it. Women are a key factor in changing this world. We complied a list of the most empowering ones. Grab a pen and get ready because these women will turn 2017 on its head.
If you’re new to the blog, maybe you don’t understand the extreme obsession we have for Elaine Welteroth (soon-to-be Mrs. Singletary). The Anna Wintour-approved editor is leading the way in the revitalization of Teen Vogue while flooding your TL with empowering mantras and available resources for change.
You need to remember her name: Alejandra (much like the excellent and understated Lady Gaga song). This spitfire worked under the direction of President Obama for 9 years and is now eyeing a run for Congress in 2017. The daughter of Mexican immigrants and as a child present in LA during the racially charged tensions of the 90’s, she is determined to change the lives of those with seemingly no voice. Get to know her now.
Dr. Sunitha Krishann
The elimination of human trafficking is a cause this blog is committed to, and where we learned about Dr. Sunitha Krishann. She’s the co-founder for Prajwala, a non-governmental organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and reintegrates sex-trafficked victims into society. With so little awareness towards sex trafficking, Dr. Krishann is making waves with her determination to eliminate human trafficking. In 2016, she was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award.
The goddess, the Queen: OPRAH. Oprah is known for her charity work and has been an empowering figure since the 80’s. This year, though, she’s started to spread her tentacles more into the film industry. The approval of Oprah goes extremely far and now she has the clout, power, and social presence to produce the stories of real people. Representation means so much in today’s society and Oprah’s influence only means more authentic stories.
Nevertheless, she persisted. Our MF’in gal, Elizabeth Warren. If you don’t know, you need to get into it because I don’t have time to explain all of her greatness to you. Elizabeth is our fighter taking the punches to the gut for our rights. She has dedicated a significant portion of 2017 to dismantling false and divisive rhetoric, holding Congress accountable, and pushing bills that help the most people through. Her commitment to the cause is exactly what’s needed in 2017 and ahead.
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