March is National Women’s History Month, so you know we’re all about celebrating the badass femmes in the news! Here are our top five picks for the week of March 15:
Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh stood with protestors against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory wearing of headscarves, and is now facing jail time for defending the group. US News reports, “Sotoudeh received the awarded the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Union in 2012. Her previous clients also include Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi.”
Sotoudeh is an activist, a humanist, and a strong, empowered woman who stood with other women during the pushback of mandatory dress laws–and we are standing with her.
Erin Caszatt is one of the only woman in her field of construction work in West Michigan, and she has the Presidential role at Grand Rapids chapter for the National Association of Women in Construction.
Oftentimes, she’s reportedly the only woman on her site, and it’s her mission to let other women know that they can work in construction, too. You go, Erin!
ANNE MCCLAIN, CHRISTINA KOCH & JACKIE KAGEY
These three badass women just had to be grouped together for this post, because they will be taking part in the first all-women expedition in space!
Astronauts McClain and Koch, along with flight controller Jackie Kagey, will be heading to space on March 29th for the International Space Station spacewalk, part of Expedition 59.
We’re so excited to witness history with these ladies!
General Hospital actress Amber Tamblyn has just released her first book, Era of Ignition, in which she divulges memoir pieces about her personal experiences with feminism and calls to all women to band together, despite race. We’re reading this book STAT!
Sex coach Demetra Nyx is slashing the stigma against periods on her Instagram by smearing her own blood on her body.
We know that periods are natural and beautiful, and Nyx is taking it to the next level! G
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