Femme's & Women's History Month is a series presented by Equality for HER during the month of March.
The series has taken many forms over the years. Our first series featured minimalist graphics of femme icons from the past and present. In 2015, we continued the tradition featuring more photorealistic graphics. During 2016, Equality for HER expanded the features to take place throughout the year. During March 2017, featured over 25 figures from diverse cultures, career fields, and backgrounds with artwork by Monique Le. View the latest features below:
Blair Imani is a Black American Muslim activist and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Blair is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER.
Lori Ro is an activist and organizer of Guatemalan and Salvadoran descent based in New York. Lori is the Global Communications Director for Equality for HER.
Najma is a Somali American writer and editor living in Brooklyn. Najma serves as Equality for HER's Editorial Director.
Constance Tianming Wu is a Taiwanese-American actor and advocate known for her role as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series, Fresh Off The Boat.
Eman Idil Bare is a Somali-Ethiopian-Canadian Muslim fashion designer and journalist, and advocate of ethical manufacturing.
Amandla is a nonbinary African-American and Danish-American activist, actor and singer.
Ilhan Omar is a Somali-American politician and organizer known for being the first Somali-American lawmaker in the history of the United States.
Issa Rae is a Black American writer, producer, activist and actor starring in the HBO series, Insecure.
Alicia Garza is an editor, activist, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter based in Oakland, CA.
Opal Tometi is a New York based Nigerian-American writer, strategist, community organizer and Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter.
Patrisse Cullors is an American organizer, artist, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and founder of Dignity & Power Now.
Kim Kardashian West is an Armenian-American business mogul, model, actor, and star of the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Lorraine Hansberry was an author and activist known for writing the play A Raisin In The Sun.
Layshia Clarendon is a Black American athlete and LGBTQ activist.
Asha Noor is a Somali-American racial justice and human rights activist, peace building and conflict resolution specialist, educator, and writer.
Geraldine Roman is Representative of the 1st District of Bataan in the Philippines. In 2016, she became the first openly transgender politician in the Philippines.
You may have seen the incredible film, Hidden Figures, documenting the three Black women mathematicians who played a pivotal role in NASA's first voyage around the earth.
Serena Williams is an American athlete best known for her prowess on the tennis court.
Brittany Packnett is a Black American activist, educator, writer, and Co-founder of Campaign Zero.
Roxane Gay is an American author, professor, and self-proclaimed “bad feminist” who lives her truth unapologetically.
Ava DuVernay is a world renown filmmaker known for her groundbreaking films ‘Selma’ (2014) and ‘13th’ (2016).
Bob Bland is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer, entrepreneur, and community organizer.
Tamika Mallory is an American social justice activist, speaker and community organizer.
Carmen Perez's activism reveals a deep commitment to bringing about a more just and equitable world.
Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian American Muslim activist, mother of three, and selfless mentor to many aspiring creators of change.
Leslie Jones is an American comedian and actor known for her brilliant and unique style of stand-up comedy as well as her prominent role on Saturday Night Live as a writer and cast member.
Ibtihaj Muhammad is a Black American Muslim athlete, Olympic medalist, activist, and founder of LOUELLA.
Raquel Willis is a Black queer transgender activist, writer and media maven dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color.
Rokhaya Diallo is an Afro-Parisian journalist, award winning director, and human rights activist.