Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day and we’re feeling empowered!
This week we’re rounding up the five women who inspire us every day, Those incredible females who are changing the game and giving us the fire to become our best selves.
Here’s our top picks…
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, actress and writer
Having delivered some of the best female characters we have seen on TV for a long time, the Killing Eve and Fleabag writer delivers content with a feminist stance that gives us the realistic and wonderful depiction of women that was missing from our lives. Her work analyses what it means to be a feminist, looking at issues including body image and the messy intricacies of female friendship. We can’t wait to see what she produces next!
Jameela Jamil, actress, activist, TV presenter
The former IT girl has completely reinvented herself into a fierce advocate for equality and body positivity and we can’t get enough of her honesty! Her vocal response to issues around feminism and anti-dieting ads has seen her launch several highly intelligent social media assaults on those brands and celebrities who are profiting from making women feel bad about themselves – something we can all get behind! Not to mention, her body positive ‘I Weigh’ movement is all about giving women the power to feel confident in their own skin and look at what they stand for beyond their bodies.
Anna Whitehouse, blogger, influencer, campaigner and writer
Having cemented herself as one of the most popular mummy bloggers in the UK, Heart radio presenter Anna founded the Flex Appeal campaign which is focused on encouraging employers and employees to realise the value in flexible work. She’s created a platform for change that has gone all the way to parliament to change the law on flexible working. She now regularly speaks on panels to address workplace issues in her campaign for change. We love Anna’s quest and her commitment to improving our work/life balance is certainly something to admire.
Bryony Gordon, mental health advocate, author and journalist
Bryony’s acclaimed book, Mad Girl detailed her battles with obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia and addiction, creating a safe space for others who instantly related to her struggles and her incredible honesty. Her third book, Eat, Drink, Run, was about training for the London Marathon and setting up a mental health support group, Mental Health Mates. From body positivity to mental wellbeing, her Instagram has fast become a go to for those seeking motivation and acceptance. Not to mention, her podcast ‘Mad World’ became a viral sensation when Prince Harry chose the outlet to speak about grief and the impact it had on his mental health. Offering up one of the most relatable Royal stories, the episode catapulted Bryony to the forefront and she shows no sign of slowing down. We’re excited to see what she has in store for 2020!
Adwoa Aboah, model and activist
The British model showcased an admirable amount of honesty when she spoke about her struggles with mental health and drug addiction, opening up the door for others to talk frankly about these issues. Not to mention, she is a prominent activist for feminist issues and founded the online community Gurls Talk, to give girls and young women a safe space to discuss the issues they care about. A truly unique woman within fashion, we love Adwoa for giving us a runway role model we can all connect to.
We admire all of these epic women, but as the 8th March approaches, we’re championing you to embrace your own strength and achieve whatever goals you set for yourself!