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When Champagne Joy walked into a room, you knew it. She had a way of materializing like a force of nature β€” like a storm β€” rather than a regular human being. It wasn't just her badass personal style, complete with neon eyebrows and lipstick, skull motifs, and quirky Japanese designers: There was an inevitability about anything she said; you had no choice but to be swept away by her, to nod your head yes. She could have used this special gift of hers to accomplish pretty much anything, but she chose to devote it to tirelessly advocating for the more than 100 women and men who die every day of metastatic breast cancer β€” a disease that she died from yesterday. Refinery29 is honored to have had the chance to partner with Champagne and #Cancerland to spread this important message and share the stories of the people who face Stage IV breast cancer every day β€” and we're committed to continuing her mission. Tap the link in bio to read all of the details.
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Anousheh Ansari is the first Muslim woman in space as well as the first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station. Along with her accomplishments in space, she is also the co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. She is an encouragement for women in the STEM industries to continue to push boundaries forward and an inspiration for women who want to start their own businesses. πŸš€
For each and every single day of #WomenHistoryMonth , we're spotlighting a woman who is #BreakingGlass and shattering barriers.

"My favorite thing about the Lower Eastside Girls Club is the community. I like feeling welcomed and accepted for who I am. I never feel judged for being a young woman of color. In this community, I am told that I can make it, that I can be something. It is a way young women of color are taught to love themselves. In 10 years, I hope that I am successful and happy. I see myself traveling the world and giving back. Hopefully inspiring young girls to conquer the world." β€” Aicha, age 15
For #WomensHistoryMonth , our #GirlsOfGram are girls who are a part of the Lower Eastside Girls Club @girlsclubny. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is a community that aims to empower young women to reach their highest potential and to be fearless about raising their voices. This space provides young women with access to a female mentor who helps them learn the value of their health, find their passion and joy, master 21st century skills, develop networks, and feel confident and empowered.
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"The wisdom of women is rising. Let's get louder." β€” @ladygaga
HBD #LadyGaga , thank you for ALL of the wise words and glorious fashion inspo, meat dress included. πŸ—πŸŽ‚

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"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." β€” @oprah #BreakingGlass

Spread all the love and pick up this t-shirt we made (and more) at @tictail β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œAll proceeds go to @sheshouldrun, a non-profit that helps support women running for office.
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#WomensHistoryMonth #BreakingGlass

There were 501 cases of missing teens, many of them Black or Latinx, in the D.C. area over the last three months. 22 of those cases remained unsolved as of March 22nd.
Why is so little national attention devoted to their cases? The disconnect between how the media reports about violent crimes against white women versus women of color is incredibly problematic, particularly when you consider that about 40% of all the missing people in the U.S. are people of color.
Share this post to join the conversation, and please ☎️ 212-727-9099 if you have any information. To get all of the details, tap the link in bio. #missingdcgirls

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17. She is an activist for education specifically women in her native country, Pakistan, where the Taliban had banned girls from attending school. She fights for the global right to education around the world. #Malala is an inspiration for those who are displaced, faced with adversity, and denied the human right to a good education regardless of gender. #MuslimWomensDay
For each and every single day of #WomenHistoryMonth , we're spotlighting a woman who is #BreakingGlass and shattering barriers.
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The disappointment is real. Comment a non-halal food that you're craving.
#MuslimWomensDay

Black lipstick: not just for Metallica lovers (but also for Metallica lovers too). πŸŽΆπŸ–€
"I don't think beauty can really be defined. I mean, everyone is beautiful to someone." β€” @hafizah_uzumaki #MuslimWomensDay
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Because it's #MuslimWomensDay and there's no limit on how much love you can spread. πŸ’–βœ¨πŸ’•
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Tag your trusty friend that is always there to give you a heads up when this happens. πŸ’„β€οΈ #MuslimWomensDay

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