“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!

Award-Winning Actress #TWF

Cicely Tyson is a legend to many! She’s an award winning actress seen in ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,’ ‘The Help,’ and Broadway’s ‘The Trip to Bountiful.’ She is our terrific woman this Friday!

Cicely was very secretive with her personal life. But she was very involved in her community. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, she co-founded the Dance Theater of Harlem. She would also teach master classes at a performing arts school in East Orange, which was actually named after her.

She has won many awards such as 2013 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress. In 1977 she was added to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame and was honored by the congress of Racial Equality. Cicely was also awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.

Cicely is 93 years old and is still acting and setting the bar high for aspiring actresses. She 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!

Kate Spade #TWT

This beauty was one of the most successful fashion designers in the 1990s. This Tuesday’s terrific woman is Kate Spade.

She started the launch of her Kate Spade bags in 1993 and opened a small boutique in SOHO, Manhattan shortly after. These modern, sleek, and vibrant bags were then featured in high-end stores like Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus. Kate was always thinking outside the box and branched out of just selling bags. She sold all kinds of merchandise from eyewear to shoes to paper goods. Kate also wrote three books named  MannersOccasion, and Style, which shared her personal style and philosophies.

 Although Kate Spade has passed away, her legacy and contribution to fashion will last forever. Kate was a girl with beauty and brains; may she rest in peace.

Terrific Woman Tuesday

Hello Beauties! Every Tuesday I will be giving you facts about an inspiring woman! The series will be called #TerrificWomanTuesday, so tune in every Tuesday to get your weekly facts about an inspiring/powerful woman!

This Tuesday I’m giving you facts about the queen of all media!! This Beauty is Oprah Winfrey. I am sure you all know who she is, but did you know that in 1993 Bill Clinton honored Oprah by signing into the law that is now known as the “Oprah Bill.” This bill created a national database that allows people to search for child abusers. She also became the first African-American woman on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Richest People” list in 2003. Wow!! In 2007, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened in South Africa. The school houses 152 girls from different backgrounds and provides them with an education. Oprah Winfrey every year raises the bar for woman, showing us that with hard work anything is possible. At the Golden Globes last Sunday, Oprah became the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She also gave a speech at the Golden Globes, which was absolutely iconic. Here is one of my favorite quotes from her unforgettable speech! “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud, and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.” Oprah Winfrey continues to inspire and give hope to women all over the world! Oprah Winfrey is a girl with beauty and brains.