In a momentous and well-deserved honor, Ariana DeBose and America Ferrera have been named “Women of the Year” by Glamour UK, celebrating their exceptional contributions to the world of entertainment and their unwavering dedication to advocacy and social change.
These two remarkable women have shattered glass ceilings and used their platforms to uplift and inspire others, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and the broader social justice sphere.
In 2022, Ariana made history by becoming the first queer woman of color to win an Academy Award. She used this opportunity to write an essay about the significance of her activism and how it feels to use her platform and performances to become a genuine game-changer.
The star said that she found a sense of purpose in advocacy.
America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, and director. She is also the co-founder of two non-profit organizations, Harness and Poderistas, which aim to bring about social change. In an essay, America explains how she has combined her two passions to impact society positively.