Five Fierce Femme Feats: May '19 Edition

Celebrating and capturing our favourite moments in modern feminism around the globe

1. Halima Aden On Breaking Records And Giving Back All At The Same Time

Halima may only be 21 years old, but her poise and groundbreaking actions prove she is well polished for a 20-something woman. She recently graced the cover of the prestigious Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated sporting a hijab- the first woman to do so in history. Her physical beauty is obvious but Halima knew she wanted to make a difference in the world having grown up in a refugee camp. "The fact that modelling and fashion opened the doors to something that I've always valued… well, it shows you that today you don't just have to be a model, it's okay to have a voice to use your platform for other things.” FULL STORY

2. Halsey Showcases Fierce Females in "Nightmare" Video

The theme is female empowerment and singer Halsey stayed true to her new song's message. Halsey's new video was directed by a woman, and features an all female cast that push back societal pressure to conform to traditional definitions of femininity. READ MORE

3.'Female Rights Are Human Rights': Priyanka Chopra Champions Education in Ethiopia

Straight from the glamorous red carpets of Cannes and star studded parties to spending time with locals in Ethiopia. Priyanka, a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, shined a spotlight on Unicef's work to protect refugee children and their right to quality education. After meeting with Ethiopia's President, Priyanka had this to say,"her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented". FULL STORY

4. Female CEOs Take a Stance For Reproductive Rights And Challenge Corporations To Join

It took only mere days after the Alabama ban on abortion was passed for a collective of high powered females in business to join forces. In a new full-page open letter running in The New York Times, the CEOs and cofounders of seven women’s health companies are speaking out against the wave of state abortion bans and challenging corporate America to join them in standing up for reproductive rights. Together we can make a change! READ MORE

5. How Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Got Everyone to Listen 

This young lady stood in front of 150 members and advisers in the U.K. Houses of Parliament and posed the question,“Can you hear me? Because I’m beginning to wonder.” Thunberg is a climate activist and at the age of 16, she has already spoken at UN Climate Change summit and to the Pope. This world is new to her and caught on like wildfire after being inspired by the strength and difference the survivors of the Parkland high school shootings have made. Thunberg may just be one girl but her voice is being heard, “I felt everything was meaningless and there was no point going to school if there was no future." SEE MORE

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