Hello Beautiful’s Women To Know List philton4 January 12, 2018 Black Lives Matter In the centuries since our long, tireless walk to freedom began, Black women have been the beating heart of the push for social change. From organizing and protesting, to advocating and uplifting, Black women’s work is never done. And yet, hand-in-hand with the tireless efforts of our mothers, sisters, and daughters is the grim reality that too often, our stories go untold. At HelloBeautiful, it is our mission to celebrate Black women from all walks of life, daily. We share, we confess, we indulge, and we encourage each other. Since the inception of “Women To Know,” our annual list has served as a way to not only celebrate the incredible, remarkable achievements of Black women, but also offer a space where their stories can be told. Each year, we are more impressed with the women we get to know through this list and it is our pleasure to celebrate them as the heroines they are. CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE WOMEN PROFILED Considering the tumultuous news cycle of the past year — and the reaction and concern that you, our audience, gave us — we knew that this year’s group needed to be a reflection of the times we live in. And so, the list of “gamechangers” was born. The 2016 list is made up of Black women from all walks of life – politicians, prosecutors, activists, teachers, entrepreneurs and artists – who are using their platforms to effect change in their community. Activism, like our community, is not a monolith. It looks different for each person and should be recognized as so. Whether it’s in a courtroom, an artist’s studio, in Washington, in a classroom, in the boardroom, on their Twitter page, on their campus, or on their podcast, these women are challenging the status quo. They are running toward the hurdles we face, engaging in the difficult conversations and making changes we so desperately need to see. It was an extremely difficult task to narrow the list down, as there are so many incredible Black women doing amazing things. I, like you, could easily list dozens more names off the top of my head. What I am sure of, however, is that this list will leave you empowered. Not just by the impressive work these women are doing, but also by their words. It is their deeply personal stories of hope, persistence, tragedy, heartbreak and, perhaps most importantly, awakening, that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Every day when I come to work, I am reminded that each of us has a story to tell. Indeed, we are all women to know. So I encourage you to participate in sharing both their stories and your own. Using our “Engage” feature, you can upload a photo of yourself and use the hashtag #hbwomentoknow to share your own testimony with the world. For it is in sharing our stories as sisters that we demonstrate that Black women carry a flame of greatness that can never be extinguished. SEE OUR FULL LIST OF WOMEN TO KNOW BELOW: Charlene Carruthers — Director of The Black Youth Project DeShaunya Ware — Mizzou Student Activst NyKidra Robinson — Creator, Black Girls Vote Marilyn Mosby — Baltimore City State’s Attorney Kimberlé Williams-Crenshaw — Activist, Creator of African American Policy Forum Sharon Cooper — Advocate, Sister Of Sandra Bland Abigail Hollis — Mizzou Student Activist April Reign — Creator, #OscarsSoWhite Bree Newsome — Activist, Filmmaker Angelica Sweeting — CEO, Naturally Perfect Dolls Patrisse Cullors — Co-Creator, Black Lives Matter Wanda Johnson — Civil Activist, Community Organizer, Mother Of Oscar Grant Muriel Bowser — Mayor Of Washington, D.C. Erica Garner — Activist, Daughter Of Eric Garner Alicia Garza — Co-Creator, Black Lives Matter Opal Tometi — Co-Creator, Black Lives Matter Kimberly Bryant — Founder, Black Girls Code Tracy Clayton — Co-Creator, Buzzfeed’s “Another Round” Podcast Heben Nigatu — Co-Creator, Buzzfeed’s “Another Round” Podcast Crissle West — Co-Creator, “The Read” Podcast Sybrina Fulton — Activist, Mother Of Trayvon Martin Brittany Packnett — Activist, Educator, Co-Founder Of Campaign Zero Symone D. Sanders — Press Secretary For Bernie Sanders Kamala Harris, Attorney General, California Laurie Cumbo — Councilwoman, 35th District, NYC Valeisha Butterfield Jones — Head Of Black Engagement, Google For the full list, click here. – Allison McGevna, Managing Editor of HelloBeautiful.com SEE ALSO: The Women Of The Black Panther Party New Political Caucus To Champion The Causes Of Black Women & Girls #BlackLivesMatter , #OscarsSoWhite , alicia garza , Allison McGevna , Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby , Black Lives Matter , Black Women , Bree Newsome , Charlene Carruthers , Erica Garner , Hello Beautiful , Marilyn Mosby , Opal Tometi , Sandra Bland , Women To Know Source link Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.