Emily Ratajkowski protesting and arrest

8 uplifting examples of women supporting women

In Body + Soul, Boss Mama, Features, Life, Stories by Nicole Fuge

When women support women, amazing things happen! Here at Mama Disrupt we are huge champions of supporting, loving, encouraging and inspiring ALL women. NO. MATTER. WHAT.

Over the last week there have been many examples of women from around the world doing some seriously badass things in support of women. Even if it means they might get arrested while standing up for what they believe it. Yep, that did happen to Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer. They were two of hundreds of people arrested during a protest in front of a Senate building in Washington on Thursday. The protesters were making a final bid to stop a vote on Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, whom multiple women have accused of sexual misconduct.

Here we’ve rounded up eight examples of kickass women standing up for – or supporting – other amazing women.

1 // Emily Ratajkowski

One badass gal right here, Emily was recently arrested for standing up for the women who have accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

2 // Jessi & Lisa @ Modern Day Mumma

We hear you, mamas!


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I like this 🙌🏼 to all the mums and dads out there…. #mumquote #qotd #happyfriday

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3 // Jen Robinson

Hailing from Australia, Jen is a human rights lawyer who is kicking butt in London where she works as a lawyer AND barrister with Doughty Street Chambers. She’s also a fierce protector of women’s rights. (Oh and Electric Woman – who created this Insta post – are also pretty amazing champions of women, too, so check them out).

4 // Canna Campbell

You’ll love Canna from SugarMammaTV who helps to empower women to financial freedom with knowledge and some savvy financial tips and tricks.

5 // Rachael Finch

On a mission to empower women to feel their best (and look after themselves from the inside out), Rachael’s positivity, self-love and self-care are palpable. We love this mama!

6 // Ashley Judd

Getting back to nature – and her true self – we love what a fierce supporter of women this inspiring lady is.


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Over this important weekend, I unplugged from devices and headed to the wilderness. I slept on the earth, without a tent. I climbed, one tiny toe and finger hold at a time, towering ancient mountains and stood tall, competent and capable, on top of them. I wondered about the news but did not turn on my phone. At that point, it was going to be what it was going to be. My heart had a sinking feeling even as I let nature deal in her soothing, enlivening way with my body and soul. I was happy in spite of the foreboding, because I was in the moment. I knew I had given resisting this ugly confirmation my personal all. When I came out of the woods, taking a train through the bucolic countryside, the dispiriting reality assaulted me. But I am strong. I am fierce. I am resilient. And we are fighters. This is by no means over. “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” I believe you Christine. I believe you, Survivors. And I believe that those who voted for this patriarchal _____ think they did the right thing. And I believe somehow this savage state and condition that afflicts everyone of us must be broken open and changed and I am deeply contemplating what that would look and sound like, and what I can do to contribute. Everyone is hurt. Everyone needs healing, including our country. #timesup #metoo #vote

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7 // Liv Purvis from The Insecure Girls’ Club

We’re loving this badass new Insta account created by blogger, Liv Purvis, to help women embrace their vulnerabilities and “empower themselves through wearing their insecurities on their sleeves”.


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One of the first emails I received when I started taking submissions, was from Anastasia from @natbeestravels . It was titled ‘The Scientist With Imposter Syndrome’ and I knew from the word go it would strike a chord with so many. Whether or not you work in science, battling with insecurity and feeling out of your depth in the workplace is something we all have to tackle- and her story of encouraging other women to not be afraid is one I was so excited to share: ‘Dr. Anastasia…’ were the first two words I heard during my PhD graduation. My supervisors along with other academics applauded me from the front row and suddenly the room felt warmer. Reality is, even though I had achieved something I was dreaming of for years, I didn’t quite feel proud of myself because the way had been rocky and full of doubts (and deep down I still couldn’t believe I made it)! I was fully oblivious to the difficulties that a PhD project entails when I applied for it – twelve hour long continuous experiments without having lunch or toilet breaks (which later resulted in me getting hospitalised with kidney stones) and laboratory instruments that weren’t working – was the norm. But having supervisors who could barely (or never) supervise me and not giving me the chance to participate in international conferences, made everything much worse. Add to all this that I’ m not a native speaker and that no one read my thesis prior to submission- you can see why Imposter Syndrome and I are good friends. But four years of laboratory experiments, three months of statistical analysis and 4.5 hours of oral examination later and I made it. Despite the massive lack of help, the doubts and judgement- I was a Dr. and no Imposter Syndrome or anyone else could get this away from me. Sometimes, I wish I had the strength to stand up and talk to all the people who diminished me but looking back I am glad I didn’t. I do not need to prove myself to anyone because above everything else I have proven it to me, the hard way, and that’s all that really matters. Imposter Syndrome, I might still look at my thesis wondering how I made it, but I am slowly getting over you so buzz off!’ 🖌 @_ellamasters_

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8 // Rachelle Hruska MacPherson

After building a brand based on empowering people (especially women), we just love watching all that Rachelle does. It’s no wonder the world has been singing her praises (and buying up her amazing cashmere knits). Go mama!

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