I’m writing this in the Nashville airport at 5am. My flight has been delayed two hours and Real Housewives of Orange County won’t load, so here we are! I’m rolling out another list of incredible women that did some really cool things in October.
1. Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano recorded a video in January for her daughter, addressing the #MeToo movement and sharing her own story. This past month, Milano shared that video with the public on the one year anniversary of tweeting, #MeToo herself. Talk about vulnerability, people! Too often women are criticized for showing too much emotion or being “too emotional”, but Milano didn’t hesitate. Since sharing her story, she has advocated for survivors of sexual assault relentlessly. To watch the video, click here.
My queen. Rihanna does it again. After being asked to perform at the Super Bowl, the superstar passed on the opportunity to stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
3. Taylor Swift
I have never been a Swiftie (and probably never will be) BUT, I was proud of “American’s Sweetheart” for finally stepping out and speaking her mind when it came to politics. She encouraged others to vote and even caused a spoke in voter registration in the state of Tennessee. What a time to be alive. You can read Taylor’s full statement below!
I don’t understand how we’re already into the sixth month of the year, but here we are I guess! As you’ve (hopefully) seen, each month I like to take a look back at women who accomplished some great things during the previous 30 (or so) days. So since it’s ALREADY June, let’s take a look back at some cool ladies from May!
Continue reading “My Favorite Women – May”
HOLY CRAP IT’S MAY! How?! We’re almost halfway through this year. We all know it’s been full of political tension, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. I hope you all voted or are planning to vote in your local primary elections! (If you’re not registered or don’t know how to, leave a comment and let me know). I still believe this is the year of the woman and I will not stop celebrating all of the incredible women creating space for change! With that being said, check out three ladies doing awesome things.
Dr. Ellen Stofan
Holy crap let’s talk about inspiring.
Who was once a little girl who thought only boys could work at NASA, later became a Chief scientist at NASA and is now the first woman to lead the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washignton, DC. After spending 18 years in the STEM industry, Dr. Ellen Stofan is looking forward to creating positive change and inspiring young women and girls to pursue STEM related careers.
UM, YES DEDICATION! Desiree Linden was a seasoned marathon runner, but had never “broken the tape”. Until she became the first female runner in 33 years to win the Boston Marathon. Despite the horrible weather conditions, Linden prevailed. What an incredible testament to persistence, dedication, and BOTH physical and mental strength. YOU GO GIRL.
Screen writer Misan Sagay is writing her way through all kinds of barriers. She’s fed up with the “sassy black woman” characters she sees on screen and is instead, pushing for more dynamic roles. After being told that there is “no audience” for films with black female leads and that there’s an “uneasy disconnect with films centered on a black woman, Sagay just doesn’t buy it. “If diversity means giving white men more work writing about black women, we’ve failed”. This woman has some incredible things to say, read more of them here.
Want to celebrate some of the incredible women in your life? Shoot me an email and let’s get them featured! firstname.lastname@example.org