Happy Friday and happy day-after International Women's Day! In honor of a one-day holiday that should last 365, we're highlighting notable women in this week's wrap-up.
From NPR - 7 Gutsy Women to Know this International Women's Day - This article includes a sex trafficking survivor and activist in Argentina, a Boko Haram survivor, leaders in science and advocacy, and more.
From Thought Catalog - 7 Badass Women From History You Should Know (but probably don't) - Self-explanatory, obviously, but still a great read. Did you know a Japanese woman is credited with writing the first novel?
From Refinery 29 - 20 Black Women You Need to Know Right Now - As advertised, this article is a list of outstanding women with links to in-depth interviews.
From Good Housekeeping - 120 Women Who Changed Our World - I realize the lists keep getting longer but IMO, there's no list too long. What I especially liked about this gallery is how timely it feels -- #1 is Emma Gonzalez, the Parkdale, FL high schooler who is helping lead the way to put a voice to the pervasive gun violence afflicting our schools and communities. It's also a good mix of household names and should-be-but-aren't household names.
(Bonus) From NYT - By way of rounding out this post with some more detailed information about the day itself, I'm including this NYT article that puts a nice exclamation point on this year's significance. Since IWD last year and this year, much has occurred. #MeToo, Time's Up, bigger marches, more candidates -- it's been intense and amazing. This article offers a nice roundup of activities that took place worldwide yesterday and the ways that women are fighting systemic inequality.