This past Thursday, March 8, 2018, the world celebrated women everywhere. And although we should celebrate women everyday, this particular day is just one highlight of the year. Only just about a fourth of the year is over already...let me say that again, ABOUT A FOURTH OF THE YEAR IS OVER ALREADY! Though this is a short amount of time and the year has been flying by to say the least, black women are always accomplishing great things and reaching new heights. So in honor of this year's past International Women's Day, I am going to give a few women whom we may not be all too familiar with the spotlight.
First up we have Marsai Martin. Ms. Martin is the youngest Black-ish star. At just 13 years old she will executive produce and star in a comedy entitled "Little". This movie is based on Martin's very own idea. The movie is about an adult woman being overwhelmed from the pressures of life (I can totally relate) and she receives the opportunity to relive her youth. Marsai Martin will be working with other big names and producers in the business. I'm not sure when the film is expected to be released but definitely be on the lookout for it!
Next we have Janaye Ingram. Many of us have heard of Airbnb and some of us may have just recently have left some because of spring break. If you are unfamiliar with it, it is an app where homeowners have the opportunity to allow tourists to stay in their homes for a certain duration of time. (This is my explanation in a nut shell) Anyway, Ms. Ingram is currently the first director of national partnerships at Airbnb. Not only does she hold this position, but she is a woman who wears many hats. One of the other hats that she wears is being the secretary and logistical coordinator for the Women's March on Washington. She has also received acknlowdgement from First Lady Michelle Obama from the previous role that she had as national executive director of the National Action Network which is a Civil Rights organization founded by Reverend Al Sharpton. Janaye Ingram definitely proves to be a woman who is active. Definitely check into her to make sure that I did her justice and didn't leave anything out.
Up next is Angela Rye. If you know her you know she is also a woman who wears many hats. Ms. Rye is an attorney but is better known for her role on CNN as a political commentator. However, that is not all she does. She is also the CEO of IMPACT strategies which serves as a political advocate "firm" for all people, and she is a political analyst for NPR (National Public Radio). She is very articulate and calm for such a very stressful job and people that she deals with within her job. Regardless of weather you are a political person who likes to watch the news or not, I can say for myself she is definitely someone worth watching.
These are just three of many black women who are making a difference every day in their community. This is not including our sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and mothers who wear many hats as well. They are a prime example of why International Women's Day should not just be contained to 24 hours but to 365 days. Thank you to all the women in my life who are helping me and grooming me to become an influential woman. Happy International Women's Everyday to all the women around the world.<3