Essence Will Celebrate 100 Woke Women Of Color in It’s May 2017 Issue


It is hard for publications and blogs to avoid advocacy and activism in today’s society. Women of color from all walks of life are using their platforms to speak out, staying in the forefront of political conversation and talking about the things that affect us all socially and politically.

In celebration of that Energy Essence magazine for the first time will honor 12 women on its cover who are blazing the trail for equal rights and inclusion and a total of 100 women within its covers.

The magazine will honor women like Shonda Rhimes, Joy-Ann Reid, Michelle Obama and everybody’s’ favorite blogger Luvvie Ajayi among others!

Via Essence:

For the first time ever, ESSENCE honors 12 women on its cover who are blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America.

The cover features a host of dynamic women, such as writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, veteran journalist Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez.

Plus, appearances from Women’s March organizer Janaye Ingram, political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers founder Sybrina Fulton, author/blogger Luvvie Ajayi and social activist April Reign. #BlackLivesMatter cofounder Opal Tometi and educator/activist Brittany Packnett are also featured.

The full list of 100 women will be published Tomorrow!


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