The 50 most empowering Nu-Gen activists you need to know about right now: Vicky Spratt and Shon Faye listed

International Women’s Day is fast approaching and here at GLAMOUR, we want to celebrate women every damn day. So if you’ve ever felt like you need a running list of of exceptional feminist icons to lift you up in times of need, you’ve come to the right place. in fact, Facebook’s new research shows that a lack of visible female role models looks set to impact the rise of the next generation of female entrepreneurs. The research found that almost half (46%) of young girls (16-22 year olds) admit they don’t think they could name a female business leader or entrepreneur at all.

Shon Faye, writer, comedian and trans activist

Journalist and stirring LGBTQ activist Shon also presents an online series called Shon This Way; focusing on queer politics and history. She also campaigns for Stonewall and UN women, helping both better communicate with the trans community. Nothing escapes her spot-on commentary – like her most recent viral evisceration of Ed Sheeran’s t-shirt vs. Beyonce’s couture stage outfits on Twitter.

Vicky Spratt, political journalist and housing rights campaigner

Though she wouldn’t call herself an activist, there’s no denying Vicky’s important activism when it comes to housing rights. She successfully campaigned to get letting fees banned in the UK, as part of her #MakeRentingFair campaign and her journalism frequently shines an important light on the inequalities of housing in the UK. In fact, she’s writing it all down for her new book TENANTS, out later this year.

 

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