With all the highs and lows of 2018, one thing that prevailed was the might of women around the world. Throughout the year, we saw, time and again, women standing up for themselves and what they believe in. While it was hard to scale down this list to just a few individuals, here are 6 courageous women who inspired us to keep fighting for progress. With a different woman-in-arms to motivate us for each day of the week, take a few minutes daily to revisit this article as a reminder of why the future is most definitely female.
A survivor of a Parkland, Florida high school shooting in February 2018, Emma Gonzales became a force to be reckoned within gun violence activism after she spoke up and spoke out against lack of federal gun regulation and firearm safety laws. Gonzales made several major media appearances in 2018 and assisted in organizing March for our Lives, where she held a 6-minute long moment of silence, the length of the shooting spree she had survived months prior. Co-creator of gun control advocacy group called Never Again MSD, Gonzales continues to be a voice of justice and advocacy for her generation.