As Oprah Winfrey said in her speech earlier this year at the 2018 Golden Globes, “A new day is on the horizon.”
There’s no denying that the world is being shaken up and, quite frankly, waking up. From Me Too to women marching together the world over, it’s a great time to be a woman (well, it always has been – but imagine what things are just around the corner in light of recent events?).
Like Oprah also said in her speech: “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too’ again.”
If you love your daily dose of female empowerment, then these are the six Instagram accounts you NEED to follow now. Go on, right now!
1 // Recipes for Self Love
Complete with beautiful illustrations and a palette of pastel hues, you will quickly become addicted to these daily recipes for all things self-love.
You’re not perfect and you don’t have to be. You’re not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but it doesn’t matter. Don’t change yourself to get other’s approval, don’t apologise for who you are. . . #recipesforselflove #support #love #positivity #bodypositive #beyourself #allbodiesaregoodbodies #selflove #selfcare #loveyourself #smashthepatriarchy #youareperfect #fuckthepatriarchy #hijabi #effyourbeautystandards #feminism #lifestyle #instagood #feminsta #feminist #zine #illustration #digital #drawing #adobe #design #graphic #art #women #love #yourself
2 // For All Womankind
You will love this design initiative for #fempowerment. Dedicated to raising much-needed funds for organisations working to advance women’s rights, you can pick yourself up some loot to support the cause, including posters, really cool pins, rings, temporaray tats, shopping bags and more.
3 // The Wing
Meet The Wing – a network of women-only social clubs and co-working spaces. Currently with locations in the US, they have plans to take over the world and open in multiple spots worldwide. The flagship NYC location has pastel-hued interiors that include beauty rooms stocked with products from brand partner Chanel, feminist libraries of books by and about women and cafes stocked with crostini and frose. Founders Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan, both in their 30s, raised a US$32 million Series B round of funding as the Wing quickly grows into a network of outposts in multiple cities. And for a fun fact about Audrey? With a background in politics, she helped inspire the character Marnie from TV show, “Girls”.
4 // Time’s Up
Need we say more. If you’re not following this account already, mamas, hop to it!
When the top critics deciding which movies are “good” are overwhelmingly white and male, audiences aren’t seeing the full picture. Last night, @brielarson used her acceptance speech at the @womeninfilmla to talk about the lack of diversity in film criticism… and to announce that the Sundance Film Festival and TIFF both have pledged to allocate 20 percent of their press credentials to underrepresented journalists. Thank you, @sundanceorg and @Tiff_net, for your leadership!
5 // Tracee Ellis Ross
Whip smart and one of the funniest women on the planet, Tracee Ellis Ross had us at hello. She’s an actress, model, comedian and activist. Last year she gave a kickass speech at Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit. Oh, and she’s the daughter of Diana Ross. If you haven’t watched the speech, do yourself a (massive) favour. You can watch it here. One of our fave quotes from the speech? “The Brave You… She’s in you right now, in your journal, in the back of your mind, in your Netflix queue, waiting for your invitation. So let her out, let her have your glory.”
6 // Women’s March Sydney
This is the Sydney outpost of the international organisation. Their mission? “The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organisers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”
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