She’s first among First Ladies. She’s a class act. She interrupts violence and save lives. She puts out fires. She’s a visionary who has a way with words and images. She’s a genius. She celebrates our history. She has healing hands. She tells our story. She brings needed health care to thousands. She isn’t so awkward, after all.
She is fierce!
As our manifesto states in part: “To be fierce is to embrace all that’s wonderful about being a black woman. To live your dreams, celebrate your strengths and appreciate your true beauty. It means being confident and unapologetically you!”
Here are 15 women who fit this description and made their mark on 2016. Their stories will inspire you in the new year and beyond!