HelloBeautiful Salutes Black Female Gamechangers With Our Annual ‘Women To Know’ List

YESSSS!!!!! Sistahood & SOLIDARITY

#WeAreTheONES
#WarriorsOnTheBattleField

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'Women's Liberation' In Support Of Black Panthers Source: David Fenton / Getty

In the centuries since our long, tireless walk to freedom began, Black women have been the beating heart of the push for social change.

From organizing and protesting to advocating and uplifting, Black women’s work is never done. And yet, hand-in-hand with the tireless efforts of our mothers, sisters and daughters is the grim reality that too often, our stories go untold.

At HelloBeautiful, it is our mission to celebrate Black women from all walks of life, daily. We share, we confess, we indulge and we encourage each other. Since the inception of “Women To Know,” our annual list has served as a way to not only celebrate the incredible, remarkable achievements of Black women, but also offer a space where their stories could be told.

Each year, we are more impressed with the women we get to know through this list and it is…

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Teen Slays In African-Themed Prom Dress, Despite Teacher Saying It Was “Tacky”

#AfrikanPrincess :: UBUNTU SALUTE!!!

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Garfield Heights High School’s Makalaya Zanders was clear that she was going to slay this year’s prom her way, despite what others had to say. 

See Zanders had her heart set on a dress that spoke to her sense of beauty and style. Inspired by a gown that Nigerian model Jessica Chibueze wore to a ball, the Ohio senior knew that African print was the look she was going for. But according to Yahoo News, a white teacher at her school tried to dissuade the 17-year-old by shaming her and saying that particular style was too “tacky for prom.”

#IJustCant.

Thankfully, Zanders didn’t listen to her teacher’s uninformed and culturally insensitive comments and “proved them” all wrong by rocking this breathtaking custom-made cobalt blue and gold print…

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