Who Made The List? A Recap Of OkayAfrica’s 100 Women Campaign

OkayAfrica’s goal is to connect their global audience to the continent of Africa through partnering up with freelance writers, producers, and photographers. They touch on fashion, music, news, and entertainment just to name a few. Every month they have a theme and for last month in honor of March being Women’s History month OKayAfrica’s theme was ” Black Girls Only” and they put together their first annual “OkayAfrica’s 100 Women.”  The goal of this campaign was to pay homage to African women who are leaders,  in their fields, notable figures included Yvonne Orji, Lupita Nyong’o , Issa Rae, and Iman.

As a culture, we are becoming more unified and supportive of our sisters and brothers and I find it extremely important to not miss opportunities like these to educated yourself on the accomplishments of people who look like us. It’s just as important for women as it is for men to have positive role models to look up to that don’t fit the social media norms of ” success ” and ” beauty ” so take the time out to view some people on this list and educate yourself with some interesting facts about our black queens.

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Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.

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