Happy Women’s History Month! 🎉
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Happy Women’s History Month DIVAs! Our team celebrate women every year, every month and every day, our motto is “Love women? Love DIVA” for a reason. Here are some of the many inspiring LGBTQI women queering up the status quo and making herstory.
Throughout her career, Phyll has fought for a better future for us all. Black queer women rarely get recognition for their contributions to society so it was amazing to see Phyll awarded Honorary Doctorate for her “incredible leadership in the fight for equality” earlier this year.
It’s so great to *finally* see an increasing amount of LGBTQI actors and creators getting the recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, Mj Rodriguez makes herstory as first trans actor to win at Golden Globes for her portrayal of Blanca Evangelista in Pose. Last week Mj was named one of TIME’s Women Of The Year, making her the first Afro-Latina trans woman to be featured.
KStew fans rejoiced when this year’s Oscar nominees were announced. Kristen Stewart and Ariana Debose made herstory as it was the first year that two openly LGBTQI actors have been nominated within the acting categories and the first time a queer actor has been nominated in 20 years.
The aforementioned star has continued to break even more barriers at this year’s 28th Annual SAG Awards where she took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story. Her win also marks the first time an Afro-Latina and openly queer woman of colour has done so.
Model, TED speaker, transgender advocate, director and writer, Geena is a woman who can do it all. She has a memoir in the works and her directorial debut Caretakers was recently nominated for the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards.
In January, Joelle won the TS Eliot Prize for her book C+nto & Othered Poems. Her win provided some much needed butch visibility. Shortly after her the news, the poet took the time to talk to DIVA about her win and used it encourage our LGBTQI community to come together now, more than ever when so much atrocities are happening around the globe for.
Throughout her career the model and activist has achieved many herstory making milestones. But earlier this year she became the first trans woman to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan UK for the magazine’s 50th anniversary issue. The magazine promoted the cover reveal on its Instagram account and shared a quote from Munroe. “I hope there’s a young trans girl looking at this cover thinking, ‘I can do it too and who I am is not going to hold me back’.”
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