“There’s a Glitch in our Online Communities” #TWT

In 2017, a brilliant organization named Glitch was created. Seyi Akiwowo, who is 28 years old, is the one behind the organization and designed it to end online abuse.

Did you know that women are 27 times more likely to be harassed online than men, and if you’re a women of color it is a lot worse?

Seyi Akiwowo experienced online abuse herself and felt that there wasn’t much guidance or anyone to help her. She decided to take matters into her own hands and started Glitch to support women and girls who are victims of online abuse as well as help them stand up for their rights. Through many online campaigns and media coverage, Glitch was finally able to get social media platforms to take action.

Aside from Glitch, Seyi was elected as the youngest black female councillor in east London in 2014 and last year, she was named Amnesty international’s Human Rights Defender.

It is so inspiring for Seyi to rise from her trauma and create a platform to help prevent girls from online harassment, especially because social media is prominent in our generation. I admire her strength and her ability to be an advocate for all women. Seyi Akiwowo is a girl with beauty and brains!

The ‘We Call B.S.,’Game-Changing Teenager #TWF

This beauty is a teen activist and advocate for gun control. She is a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that happened earlier this year. Our terrific woman this Friday is Emma González.

After the shooting that happened at Emma’s school, she realized that it was important to take action so that nothing like that ever happens again. So in response to the situation, she co-founded the gun control advocacy group.

Emma has also helped organize the worldwide march, March for Our Lives . She has made many high profile media appearances and continues to speak for those who have lost their lives due to gun violence.

Emma is a beauty with a bright future ahead. Her actions are truly inspirational and she emphasizes how important it is for your voice to be heard. She is a girl with beauty and brains!

She’s an Advocate for Feminism in the Comics Industry #TWT

This beauty has changed the comic book business for good by creating a female Muslim superhero. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is G. Willow Wilson.  

G. Willow Wilson has been reading comic books since she was a little girl. Her first encounter with comics was when she read an anti-smoking pamphlet featuring X-Men. From that point on, Wilson loved comic books, but she noticed that only boys were being spotlighted as the heroes.

Wilson is the writer behind Marvel’s series, Ms. Marvel, which features a Muslim girl with superpowers. Not only does she touch on girl power but her series also touches on religion. Wilson is also the creator and writer behind Marvel’s series, A-Force, which is about an all-girls superhero team. She uses her comic books as a platform to stop discrimination and to acknowledge what girls are capable of. Ms. Marvel received a lot of negativity, but it also was named one of Marvel’s bestselling series.

Thank you, Wilson, for writing about topics that many authors are too uncomfortable to talk about. G. Willow Wilson is a girl with beauty and brains!