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Viola, Kamala, Janelle and More Are Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year

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Viola, Kamala, Janelle and More Are Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year

By Maiysha Kai via

What do Viola Davis, Kamala Harris, Janelle Monae, Naomi Wadler and 97-year-old forest ranger Betty Reid Soskin have in common? Well, aside from all being incredibly dynamic and inspirational black women, they’ve been named Glamour’s 2018 Women of Year—alongside Chrissy Teigen; the other young female activists of March for Our Lives; Saudi Arabian women’s right activist Manal al-Sharif; and Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and the gymnasts who brought down former U.S. gymnastics doctor and sexual predator Larry Nassar.

Viola Davis

It’s hard to believe she’s only become a household name within the past decade (since her Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for Doubt), but Viola Davis, The Icon Woman of the Year for 2018, continues to use her own story of struggle-turned-success to shine a light on the disenfranchised, telling writer Carvell Wallace that her own deeply impoverished upbringing “was ripe ground ….

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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