Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde is what every woman should aspire to be, compassionate, innovative, intelligent and resilient. Lorde is, as she describes herself, "a black feminist lesbian mother poet." She has redefined the meaning of feminism, being a lesbian and being a mother, while handling the injustice and mistreatment of being a Black woman in America. Any challenge presented to her, she's conquered fearlessly and her legacy is just a remarkable as her poetry.

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Rebecca Walker

As women have continuously progressed in their efforts towards social and political justice, during the 1990's and early 2000's feminism was being directed to a new focus. As the first wave of the feminist movement (19th and early 20th century) concentrated on abolishing slavery and women having the right to vote, the second wave of the feminist movement (1960s-1980s) focused on sexuality, reproductive rights, equality for women across the globe and in the workplace. The third feminist wave begins with Walker, who coined the phrase in an article titled, "Becoming The Third Wave,

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Shonda Rhimes

You can have your reserved feelings towards Shonda Rhimes, but she is a pioneer in her own light. Being the first African American woman to have a Top 10 Network Series, while winning the Lifetime Achievement Award in Television from, Producers Guild of America Award (PGA) , she's making her mark in the television industry and you can't help but to notice.

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