Tag: Activism

How This Woman Went From A Theater Camp Counselor To A Social Justice Activist

BY MADISON FELLER Brittany Packnett Cunningham wasn’t looking for the fame that sometimes comes with being an activist in 2020. She started her career as an educator who took a senior role at Teach for America in her mid-20s. Then in 2014, after a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Packnett Cunningham gained recognition as one of the organizers of the Ferguson protests.…

Fashion Meets Activism With Cara Santana’s New Collection

Fashion Meets Activism With Cara Santana’s New Collection Actress, entrepreneur, producer, writer and activist Cara Santana is striking out on her own and out of the shadow of big retailers by creating her own fashion collection, to be sold online directly to consumers a price point of under $100. The collection was set to launch as a second season in partnership with Kohl’s, but due…

Indian Women Protest New Citizenship Laws, Joining A Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Written by Alka Kurian. All opinions expressed and experiences written are reserved to the author. Women are among the strongest opponents of two new laws in India that threaten the citizenship rights of vulnerable groups like Muslims, poor women, oppressed castes and LGBTQ people. The Citizenship Amendment Act, passed in December 2019, fast-tracks Indian citizenship for undocumented refugees from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan –…

Greta Thunberg: One Of The World’s Most Powerful Women

By Maggie McGrath Greta Thunberg is not your typical listee on the Forbes Most Powerful Women rankings. She is not an elected official, like German chancellor Angela Merkel. She is not a CEO or founder of a company, like Susan and Anne Wojcicki (of YouTube and 23andMe, respectively). Nor is she a perennial entry on one of Forbes’ wealth lists, like Forbes 400…

Yara Shahidi’s Metric for Success and Purposeful Living.

Written by Lola Ogunnaike Yara Shahidi: ‘My Metric for Success Is Having an Impact on Something Greater Than Myself.’ Meghan Markle is a fan. Michelle Obama wrote one of her college recommendation letters. Oprah Winfrey believes she’ll be president of the United States one day. Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, tells me, only half-jokingly, “I want to be her when I grow up.” They’re…

Yara Shahidi Empowers a Generation of Activists

Shahidi entered the cultural lexicon at 14, playing Zoey Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish, but she cemented her position there offscreen, by speaking out on issues of social justice. The first word used to describe her is as often activist as actress, and no less an eminence than Oprah Winfrey has said she hopes she is still alive when Shahidi becomes president, because…

Amnesty International Celebrates Female Activists with new T-shirt Collection

Amnesty International has unveiled a new collection of T-shirts in recognition of female activists who are fighting for women’s rights around the world. The range, which has been launched in collaboration with online retail marketplace Everpress, marks 100 years of women’s suffrage in the UK. The T-shirts have been created by nine female and non-binary artists, with the designs representing various important topics such as…

7 Women Making A Difference In The World.

Who runs the world? That’s right, girls. Be inspired by the influential women contributing to society and create your own positive change. Here are 7 women making a change for the better… Priyanka Chopra Chopra has been working for years on perfecting the arts of acting and activism. She began her career in India as a Bollywood actress and after…