Oprah received the honourary Cecile B. DeMille award (given for outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment) at the Golden Globes 2018, which went viral instantly. In her speech, she expressed her gratitude towards all the women who have “endured years of abuse and assault”. She ended her speech by wishing for no woman to say “me too” ever again. Her powerful, moving speech got her a standing ovation and rightly so. She indeed is a real hero to take inspiration from, not just on Women’s Day, but every single day!
When Rihanna dropped her makeup line, everyone practically lost their minds (in a good way, of course)! For the first time in the history of makeup, a brand introduced 40 shades of foundation going from palest to the deepest shade. In an interview, she said, “there needs to be something for a dark-skinned girl, there needs to be something for a pale girl, there needs to be something for everyone in between.'"—and the fact that she successfully made it happen makes her a true hero!
We’re so happy about this delightful piece of news that came out just a day before Women’s Day (coincidence much?)!16-year-old Manu Bhaker won her second successive gold medal at the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup. She’s an overachiever at just the age of 16 and we’ve never been prouder!
Kareena has always been open about her career choices and when people and the media practically poked their noses into her business, she wasn’t afraid to call them out. She addressed the bigger issue of being able to do what you love and pursue your career exactly the same even after marriage and childbirth. She embraced her weight gain and maintained a DGAF attitude by making appearances be it on television or TV commercials all the same. In one interview, she even spoke about how she doesn’t care about what people say about her double chin. What an inspiration!
Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil DeMille award at Golden Globes 2017. In her acceptance speech, she took a subtle dig at American President Donald Trump and his racial atrocities that we’re all aware of. She said, “ Hollywood is crawling with foreigners and outsiders, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except football and mixed martial arts”. She’s certainly the coolest!
The 21-year-old badminton champion became the first Indian woman to have won a silver medal at the Olympics! She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna post her Olympic win. This Woman’s Day, we’d love to take a moment and appreciate all that she’s done to make the country proud!
She became the first ever Indian woman to fly a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet solo. Her mother revealed how she always wanted to “become like Kalpana Chawla someday”. We’re so proud!
On the eve of International Women’s Day, we urge you to embrace womanhood and continue being the strong, badass woman that you are, all your life!
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