So far, this year has been a year full of female empowerment, historical movements, and big changes. Women have been some of the most monumental leaders of all of it, which is why celebrating the vinas around us has never been so easy! These pictures are some of our favorite pictures that sum of what female empowerment really means. 🙌🏽
Malala Yousafzai is a 21-year-old human rights advocate, who is fighting for education for the females of tomorrow. When locals in Taliban banned girls from an education, she took charge so young women can learn and thrive. She is fighting to give back what war and discrimination has taken from young women all over the old. We are BIG fans of what she does. 👏🏽
Learn more about Malala and support the Malala Fund here.
Emma Gonzalez is not only a high school student, she is also and avid activist and an advocate for gun control. She is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, but she lost 17 of her peers in the tragedy. Today, she fights for gun control and safety of student all over the globe. She is an inspiration to all of us.
Learn more about Emma here.
Elyse Fox is a 27-year-old woman who strongly advocates for mental illness awareness. She began the Sad Girls Club in 2017 to help normalize mental health awareness and creating mental health resources more accessible. Her club has created a safe space for people of all ages to talk openly about mental illness and find the help they need. She is changing the stigma around mental health and we couldn’t support her more. 💕
Learn more about Elyse and the Sad Girls Club here.
Yara Shahidi is an actress and activist who uses her platform to fight for important issues like diversity in Hollywood, voting rights and women’s education. Shahidi started a program called “Yara’s Club“, where students can come together and discuss social justice through social media platforms. Ah-maze-ing!
Learn more about Yara here.
Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who fights against sexual harassment and assault. After hearing a young girl’s sexual assault experience, she created Just Be Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps victims of sexual harassment and assault. Her movement was later named “Me Too.” The Me Too movement supports survivors of sexual harassment and helps to ends sexual violence. Her movement has changed the course of sexual assault and has made it less stigmatized and easier to talk about. *Endless applause.*
Learn more about Tarana here.
Ellen Pompeo is a Hollywood actress and activist. She stands by the idea that women in Hollywood to get paid the same as men (I mean. . . why aren’t they?!). Pompeo is famous for her show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and fought for herself to get paid equally as her male co-stars. She wants women to stand up and ask for what they want in all areas–business and life alike. Her ideas are helping women to not be scared to ask for what they want. You go, girl! ⭐️
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