Daniela Saffran, Rollins College
The trend has been around for decades, but society has polarizing opinions concerning the effects that its promotion has on adolescent girls.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Beyoncé’s latest release is a celebration of Black beauty to empower Black women. The project unites African music and cultures in a visual masterpiece.
Alicia Furlan, University of Pittsburgh
New feminist safety classes not only teach women how to defend themselves in real-life scenarios, but also interrogate society’s response to violence.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
From black squares to grayscale selfies accompanied with #ChallengeAccepted, Instagram activism is turning more and more into a bandwagon for people to jump on. Is it harming the original movements?
Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
DePaul University’s Bushra Amiwala is proving to the world that young people can engage in politics and make positive changes in their society.
Julian Randall, Texas Tech University
Social movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp are reaching the furthest corner of the tight-knit fashion industry to bring about a better work environment.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
From her edgy music to her fierce look, Pink continues to charm the world with her message of woman empowerment and barrier breaking.
Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
The world needs more poetry by unapologetically powerful women.
Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
For several of the contestants, being sent home in a limo was the best thing that ever happened to them.
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