Let’s honor Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian writer who is known for being one of the most prominent authors in the modern day feminist movement. Some of her most well-known pieces, Americanah, We Should All Be Feminists, and A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, have been vital in advocating for women’s rights and representing African culture.
“Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change, but in addition to being angry, I’m also hopeful because I believe deeply in the ability of human beings to make and remake themselves for the better.”Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Let’s honor Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks. She is an American author, professor, feminist, and social activist. Her writing has focused on the intersectionality of race, capitalism, and gender, and their role in creating and perpetuating systems of oppression and class domination. She believes that if feminism can mean everything, it means nothing.
“‘Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression.”bell hooks
We are honoring Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is one of three female world leaders leading climate change action in their nations. In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and her government introduced strict gun laws in response. She leads her nation, measuring success based on the well-being of her constituents, rather than on GDP.
“Do you want to be the leader that looks back in time and say you were on the wrong side of the argument when the world was crying out for a solution?” Jacinda Ardern