March is Women’s History Month! It is essential to pay homage to the women who have paved the way for many generations of strong-willed women to come. Throughout time, women have had a hard time at home and in the workplace. Women have always wanted to be treated equally because we are human beings and deserve everything men have and then some. Women have accomplished so much and will continue to make strides. This month we will be highlighting women that inspire us to push forward and continue to do better!
Mara Brock Akil
Mara inspires me because of all of the things that she has accomplished throughout her career. Growing up, I would watch shows like Moesha because I saw myself in the characters she helped bring to life. Now that I am an adult, shows such as Girlfriends and The Game have shown me what it takes to develop a binge-worthy show. I aspire to be a successful screenwriter one day, and Mara Brock Akil has shown me what it takes to create high-quality television. I want to be able to entertain others through my storytelling. Her legacy is definitely something to live up to.
- Amari Morrison
Rihanna inspires me because of her drive and boss mentality. Seeing all of the things that she has accomplished is inspiring; for example, her music, her Fenty Beauty line, her Savage x Fenty lingerie line, and more. Rihanna strives to only focus on what is most important to her instead of listening to outsiders. She is the epitome of working in silence, popping out with results, and doing whatever she sets her mind to! I hope to be as driven and accomplished as her in my career and future endeavors.
- Johnna McClendon
Elaine is a journalist, editor, and author that inspires me because of her diverse skills and accomplishments. She was the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and the youngest Conde Nast editor and second African-American person to hold the title in their history. Her memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), touches on the discrimination she overcame to accomplish her goals. She influenced the magazine to rebrand and talk about cultural issues and politics such as the 2016 election, race, feminism, etc. Welteroth continues to bring forth important issues and has since become a television co-host of The Talk. Her determination to highlight the importance of black women in media is inspiring and encouraging for the next generation!
- Sarah Rand
Contributors: Amari Morrison, Johnna McClendon, and Sarah Rand