2018 is the year of the woman. I have no doubt.
What does that mean? – That means that this year women strive individually and as collectively as we can to continue progress towards gender equality in our respective countries, cities, workplaces, homes, etc.
So for every month of 2018, I’ll be highlighting women who are doing some cool things! Check out my list from January.
*These are in no particular order, so let’s not read into things.
1. Tarana Burke
As the founder of the #MeToo Movement, Tarana is striving to “help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Using the idea of “empowerment through empathy,” the me too. movement was ultimately created to ensure survivors know they’re not alone in their journey.” YAS QUEEN.
2. Catt Sadler
Longtime host of E! News and a slew of other things, Catt was in a very public role. She chose to step away from the E! Network which surprised us all. Giving up your dream job can’t be easy, and honestly, I don’t think most of us are as strongly convicted about this issue as she is. But what I appreciated most about the situation, was her decision to share why she left, publicly. Shedding light on a very real issue – the pay gap (You know, that one that some people still believe either doesn’t exist or is in someway fair??). You can read all about her decision and where it’s gotten her here on her blog.
3. Rachael Denhollander
Rachael was the first gymnast to file a complaint against former USA Gymnastics Doctor, Larry Nassar. Her bravery helped others come forward and continue the healing process for themselves. Not to mention, stopping Nassar from hurting anyone else because JUSTICE WAS SERVED YA’LL.
Who’s inspiring you this month?