This past weekend ESSENCE announced an honorable list of 100 “woke” women who are contributing to the betterment of our society. These women are trailblazers for and spokeswomen for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America.
This issue of ESSENCE is a special anniversary issue that is 100 percent focused on sisterhood and empowerment. ESSENCE magazine believes that Black women will save the world and we are all here for it!
“Advocacy is a part of Essence’s DNA ever since, for 47 years, ever since its inception. So we understand the role that we play in the community and making sure that our voices, especially the voices of women of color, are not squashed down, that they’re given a platform.” De Luca via MSNBC
The full list was released on Monday (April 17th), and it includes some of our favorites like Shonda Rhimes, Angela Rye, Joy-Ann Reid, Tamika Mallory, April Reign, Luvvie Ajayi, and many more. These hand-selected women talk about how they rise up, speak up, and push the movement forward.
The special empowerment issue will hit newsstands this Friday, April 21st!
Check out the video below and be sure to STAY WOKE!