- Nicki Minaj is taking “pay your dues in tuition” to the next level. The queen of rap has been paying off school bills for a few lucky fans with straight A’s. Minaj also announced she’s starting a formal charity to help students with college loans in the near future.
- Centered around environmental justice and advocating for Native women, the quilting of Mohawk artist Carla Hemlock has gotten new life in an analysis by Feminist Studies journal.
- High fashion has put Cara Delevingne, Evan Rachel Wood, Stella Maxwell, Ruby Rose and Ingrid Nilsen on. But NYLON writer Trish Bendix asks, “When will queer women of color get their chance in fashion?”
- Sylvia Trent-Adams is the first non-physician black woman to act as the U.S. Surgeon General. Looks like America’s health is in better hands.
- Lawyer, teacher and activist Fatima Zaman was honored at Britain’s Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Backed by the Kofi Annan Foundation, Zaman, who is Bengali, holds workshops to prevent terrorism and the radicalization of girls in London. She also researches and advises on counter-extremism policy. AWAA’s board named her as a potential Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work.
- Created by empowerment group Forward Together, “Mama’s Day” is an intersectional alternative to Mother’s Day celebrating motherhood in all its forms.
- Nigerian artist Mikael Owunna is reclaiming queer African history through his documentary project, Limit(less).