In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing!
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Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. In addition, our favorite political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers founder Sybrina Fulton, #OscarsSoWhite April Reign and #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Opal Tometi also made the list!
Woke Cover Alert! In our May issue, we're launching our first-ever #Woke100 list. It's filled with change agents who are part of a new guard of activists, educators, journalists, thinkers and creators who are more than conscious–they're ever vigilant about creating a nation in which we all have a seat at the table. Available on newsstands Friday, 4/21.
This is the first time the publication has had this many women on one cover.
According to the website, each woman talks about her role in the fight for Black liberation, highlighting why participation in the movement is more urgent than ever.
“Women can empower ourselves by embracing the intersections of our advocacy and educating ourselves on the issues impacting others,” says Janaye Ingram, one of the organizers of the Women’s March.
So dope! #StayWoke y’all!
Catch the issue on newsstands on April 17.
HelloBeautiful Presents Women To Know, Class Of 2017: The Comeback Queens
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2. Soledad O’Brien2 of 22
3. Michelle Gadsden-Williams3 of 22
4. Warsan ShireSource:Instagram 4 of 22
5. Jamira Burley5 of 22
6. Lisa Nicole Carson6 of 22
7. Nadia Lopez7 of 22
8. Blair ImaniSource:Instagram 8 of 22
9. Angela BentonSource:Instagram 9 of 22
10. Timea GainesSource:Instagram 10 of 22
11. Draya Michele11 of 22
12. Miko Branch12 of 22
13. Regina King13 of 22
14. Gabourey Sidibe14 of 22
15. April Ryan15 of 22
16. Roxanne Shante16 of 22
17. Fantasia Barrino17 of 22
18. Savannah Maziya18 of 22
19. Ciara19 of 22
20. Ricki Fairley20 of 22
21. Terrie Williams21 of 22
22. Monica CostSource:Instagram 22 of 22