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5 Girl Crushes For Now

The awesome ladies inspiring us this International Women’s Day
Laura Collins
6 Mar
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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Who run the world? Girls! We reckon these five deserve an extra special shout out for making it happen in the here and now.

News
|6 Mar|3 mins

5 Girl Crushes For Now

The awesome ladies inspiring us this International Women’s Day
Laura Collins
6 Mar
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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Who run the world? Girls! We reckon these five deserve an extra special shout out for making it happen in the here and now.

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Emma Gonzalez

As a survivor of February’s Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, Emma’s incredible rally speech – calling BS on the American government’s lack of solutions in the wake of another mass shooting – quickly went viral. The activist also co-founded Never Again MSD, a gun-control advocacy group which is currently making waves across America.

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As an integral voice of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, Reese is also a leader of the Time’s Up campaign. Most of us know about Time’s Up because of the wear-black protest at the 2018 Golden Globes, but the campaign has also raised over $20USD million for it’s a legal fund (to represent victims of sexual assault and harassment), and had over 200 lawyers volunteer to fight for the cause.

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This year, she’s been the subject of some cruel commentary around her fluctuating weight, but brave Gigi called out her haters. She revealed that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which attacks the thyroid, saying: "I've loved my body when I was just diagnosed and I loved [it] going through it and I love my body now. It's just about everyone accepting their body as it matures and knowing that it's not always going to look the same and you can love yourself in all different sizes." It’s a reminder not to let criticism from others stop you from doing your thing, and loving yourself in the process.

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Her 2017 film Lady Bird – a coming-of-age story which pretty much sums up exactly what it’s like being a teenager these days – scored her a Best Director Oscar nomination, and she’s only the fifth woman to ever receive a nod in that category (huh?!). She’s considered one of the most defining actresses of her generation, and pivotal in the movement of women who are reshaping Hollywood.

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She’s one of the most influential women in the Australian fashion industry, and now Pip is taking her wares – luxury activewear brand P.E. Nation, to be exact – to the world (Kylie Jenner is a fan). Alongside her business partner, ex-Sass & Bide designer Claire Tregoning, she’s proof that hard work and passion can get you far in life.

Laura Collins
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