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Celebrating Black Herstory Month in 2020

Celebrating Black Herstory Month in 2020

by Callie Garp

February 29, 2020

I was so excited to announce that Lizzo was the Fab Feminist Fav for February, which is also Black History Month. However, I knew I wouldn't be satisfied with creating an illustration for just one badass black babe this month.



♥ Lizzo "This Is Me And It's Not Going To Change"

  • Badass flautist, rapper & singer
  • Fat black woman celebrating self love and inclusivity, and ROCKING IT
  • Vocally and proudly Pro Queer & LGBTQ+Won 3 Grammys in 2020
  • Advocates her fans to get out and VOTE!
  • Vocally anti-Trump and pro “IM🍑MENT.”
  • Self proclaimed F E M I N I S T
  • TIME's Entertainer of the Year, 2019

♥ Serena Williams "You Have To Believe In Yourself When No One Else Does"

  • Has been ranked world number one tennis player by the Women's Tennis Association 8 times
  • Has won the most major single's titles of any tennis player, regardless of gender, in the Open Era (the current era of tennis, est. in 1969)
  • Was the highest paid female athlete in 2016, earning around $29 million
  • Vocally addresses sexism and racism within the tennis circuit and International Tennis Federation, including when Tennis Federation President said he would ban full body suits, which Williams wore in 2018 to prevent blood clots
  • Has partnered with Purple Purse Allstate Foundation three years in a row to support victims of domestic violence 
  • Proudly identifies as a feminist.

♥ Maxine Waters "I Am A Strong Black Woman. I Cannot Be Intimidated And I'm Not Going Anywhere"

  • 81 year old (as of Feb. 2020) badass member of the US House of Representatives from California
  • Has held office for over 15 terms, and is one of only 12 black women currently serving in Congress
  • Vocally opposes Trump & the Trump regime and called for his impeachment shortly after he took office
  • Co-founder of the Black Women's Forum, a LA-based non-profit
  • Recipient of the Bruce F Vento Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Recipient of the Candace Award from National Coalition of 100 Black Women

♥ Alice Walker "Whenever You Are Creating Beauty Around You, You Are Restoring Your Own Soul"

  • Pulitzer Prize winning writer, who coined the term 'Womanist' in 1983
  • Had an abortion during her senior year of Sarah Lawrence College and is expressly pro choice
  • Met Martin Luther King Jr and participated in the 1963 March On Washington
  • Member of the anti-war group CODEPINK
  • Supporter of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
  • Co-founder of feminist publishing company Wild Tree Press
  • Published 35 books and collections of poetry
  • Recipient of the Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • National Book Award for Fiction
  • Named Humanist of the Year in 1997 by the American Humanist Association
  • Recipient of the LennonOno Grant For Peace


♥ Angela Davis "We Must Learn To Lift As We Climb"

  • Badass author, activist and academic who has dedicated her life's work to intersectional feminism, ending the US Prison System
  • Publicly opposed University of California's board of Regents who did not agree with her political leanings or her activism in 1967 &1970. She returned to teach at UCLA in 2014.
  • Taught in the UC Santa Cruz Feminist Studies department from '91-'08
  • The Rolling Stones and Yoko Ono & John Lennon both released songs about/ dedicated to Davis in 1972 when she was accused of murder
  • One of the founders of Critical Resistance, which works to abolish the prison system
  • Publicly came out as a lesbian in a 1997 edition of Out Magazine
  • Author of 12 books
  • Recipient Lenin Peace Price


♥ Michelle Obama "Work To Create The World As It Should Be"

  • Lawyer, activist, author and the first black First Lady of the United States
  • Served as the Executive Director for the Chicago branch of non-profit Public-Allies, dedicated to engaging young people in politics & social issues
  • One of my favorite Michelle Obama quotes: "We are all only here because of those who marched and bled and died, from Selma to Stonewall, in the pursuit of a more perfect union."
  • Author of two books: Becoming, and American Grown
  • Obama Foundation initiative, Girls Opportunity Alliance works to get girls in school, and keep them there


♥ Misty Copeland "It's Time To Write Our Own Story"

  • The first ever black principle ballet dancer in American Ballet Theater
  • Included in 2015 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People In The World list
  • Recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts
  • Recipient ESPN Impact 25 award
  • First ballet dancer to be sponsored as an Under Armour Athlete
  • Vocal advocate for increased representation and diversity in ballet, both on stage and behind the curtains
  • Has authored/co-authored four books


♥ Stacy Abrams "I Believe In The Power Of Words"

  • Served in the Georgia House of Representatives for 11 years
  • First black woman to deliver a response to the State Of The Union address
  • In a widely publicized campaign, Abrams ran against Republican Brian Kemp for governor of Georgia in 2018
  • Vocal opponent of voter suppression and unfair election practices
  • Founded Fair Fight Action, an organization dedicated to voting rights
  • Pro choice, pro gun control, pro healthcare-for-all, pro criminal justice reform
  • Wildly successful romance novels under the nom de plume Selena Montgomery
  • Author of, Minority Leader: How To Build Your Future And Make Real Change and Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose and the Fight for a Fair America


♥ Janelle Monáe "Silence Is Our Enemy And Sound Is Our Weapon"

  • Singer, songwriter, actor & producer, who recently came out as gender nonbinary via a tweet
  • Prominent intersectional feminist, whose music & music videos addresses themes of racial and queer identity politics in the US
  • Vocal opponent of police brutality
  • Has been nominated for 8 Grammys to date
  • Recipient of first ever Harvard College Women's Center Awards for Achievements in Arts and Media
  • Trailblazer of the Year Award (2018)
  • Founding member of the Wondaland Arts Society


♥ Janet Mock "Owning Who We Are Is Power. We've Got To Dare To Stand Out"

  • Came out as trans in a magazine article in 2011
  • Author of: Redefining Realness, and Surpassing Certainty
  • Badass reporter, writer & correspondent
  • Serves on the board of the Arcus Foundation @arcuslgbt 
  • One of the writers, directors & producers of @poseonfx making her the first openly trans woc writer hired for a TV series
  • Her 2019 deal with Netflix makes her the first openly trans women of color to get a deal with a major content company
  • 2012 recipient of Sylvia Rivera Activist Reward
  • 2014 recipient @glsen Respect Reward

We need to be celebrating black history every single day, not just for the month of February.


You can get the Black Herstory sticker collection here.


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