Profiles

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Viral ‘Slutwalk’ Queen Samirah Raheem Thinks Its Time Women Own The Word ‘Slut’

Body positive model Samirah Raheem  (i.e. Sam), went viral this weekend when a 2017 video of her taking on religious conservative pundit Jesse Lee Peterson took off on twitter. Raheem’s instant appeal came from her insanely quotable and at times, hilarious clapbacks at Peterson, such as “everybody is a slut.” In the following exclusive interview with The I AM Women Project, Samirah clears the air about her now viral conversation with Peterson, why calling yourself a ‘slut’ can actually be a really empowering feminist term, and how even after all the drama, Samirah still leads with empathy and education towards antagonistic guys like the Jesse Lee Petersons of the world. 

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This Female Founder Is Finding Funding For Women Entrepreneurs

What is remarkably motivating about Lisa’s journey is that her reputation and success have been led by a series of choices. The choice to work hard and stay disciplined, the choice to step outside of her comfort zone and share her goals with the universe, and the choice to continually learn and grow. It’s through these small actions of straightforward choices that can lead to mass impact and social change.

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Gala Darling Wants You To Change Your Life With Radical Self Love

Perhaps there was something cosmic involved in the timing of my conversation with Gala Darling. I spoke to the author, blogger, and speaker immediately after my own self-love hiatus – a sophisticated way of admitting that I’d stopped making myself a priority since April. Gala has been helping women find ‘radical self-love’ for almost a […]

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Ludnie Faustin Is Building Female Strength In A Whole New Way

Miss Fitness Belgium, Ludnie Faustin simultaneously shuts down and reinvents the fitness scene. A strong, harmonious, and powerful young Black woman, she proudly takes up space whether on stage or in the middle of Grand Central Station.

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Lily Herman Of ‘Get Her Elected’ Is Taking On The Senate

The work Lily Herman is doing is nothing short of radical. In an era in which politicians blatantly avoid passing sexual harassment legislation and brag about assaulting women, Lily is working to get women-identifying candidates elected at all levels of government across the entire country.

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This Feminist Media Company Is Taking On The Cultural Revolution

Cristina Cala, a digital editor and founder of The Why Women Project, a feminist platform powered by women in media, is determined to make sure that women who have traditionally been left out of dominant media narratives, will have their voices heard.

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Nike (and Art’s) Next Big Thing, Uzumaki Cepeda, Wants You To Be 1000% In The Game

With no more than what she could pack in bags, and a little cash, Cepeda couch surfed and house hopped pursuing what she was destined for – making a living off her passions.

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The Women of Wethos Are Unapologetically Taking On The StartUp World

Sexual harassment is something the Wethos women have experienced more times than they care to remember. But that didn’t stop them from acquiring one million dollars in VC funding.

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Nai Vasha Is On A Mission To Make You Get Off Your iPhone And Move

As a society, but especially as a generation of millennials, we are consumed and obsessed with success. Nia Vasha – cofounder of UNDO-Ordinary, is here to change that.

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Doubting Your Goals? Natasha Wodak Wants You To Know This

Canadian distance runner Natasha Wodak’s career has been a game of stop-and-go, with mostly stops. Now, she’s one of Canada’s fastest-ever long distance runners.

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Valerie Broussard On Quiet Confidence And What Keeps You Reaching

In addition to having everything it takes to be a successful pop star —the voice, the talent, the looks— Valerie’s mind and relentless sense of humor makes her a force to be reckoned with.

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Yvonne Chang and Jae Lee on Being Women in a Man’s Startup World

When female architects Yvonne Chang and Jae Lee reached the startup world, they quickly realized that it is something of an act of courage each time anyone who isn’t a man decides to found a company.