A mayor, a authorized titan and Hollywood royalty—Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Regina King are simply three of the unimaginable ladies named Glamour journal’s 2020 Women of the Year, every honored together with her personal digital cowl. Inside the challenge, every girl’s story is penned by fellow luminaries like bestselling writer Tayari Jones (Bottoms), Melissa Harris-Perry (Ifill), and Soraya Nadia McDonald, who acknowledges the conflicted emotions of the second in her function on King:
“Somehow, amid the relentless existential punishment of 2020, King is having one of the greatest years of a multidecade profession in a enterprise that may be notoriously unfriendly to Black ladies,” the 2020 Pulitizer finalist writes.
It has certainly been a 12 months of holding a number of, usually contradictory truths; for example, it is a landmark 12 months for Glamour’s annual honors—the thirtieth—happening as a pandemic, racial rebellion and essential election have converged to tell not solely our nationwide conversations however our most intimate understandings of freedom, loss of life and justice. In addition to the three aforementioned honorees, this 12 months, Glamour honors 90-year-old activist and lifetime achievement honoree Dolores Huerta and important employees Navdeep Kaur, Jasmin Moshirpur, MD, Veronica Henry, and Meida Sanchez, the “guardians” of COVID-19 hotspot Elmhurst Hospital. And, in a nod to the resilience we’ve got collectively proven throughout this devastating 12 months, a particular illustrated cowl options ladies each well-known and nameless, honoring “Every Single One of You“—together with the lately departed Ruth Bader Ginsberg and tragically murdered Breonna Taylor, who garners a special tribute penned by poet Camonghne Felix.
Says Glamour Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry:
For three a long time, Glamour has acknowledged the most influential and achieved ladies on the planet. Our Women of the Year awards have fun trailblazers and energy brokers and Nobel Peace Prize winners. The 2020 class of honorees isn’t any exception: frontline hospital employees, a civil rights lawyer, a headstrong politician, a labor rights icon, and a celebrity actress bringing untold tales to the display screen. But amongst all that star energy, it was additionally essential to us this 12 months to shine a light-weight on our exceptional viewers. To dwell by way of this second is to show Herculean resolve, resilience, and energy. We all deserve an award for getting by way of it, tears, breakdowns, and all. And so this 12 months belongs to every and each one of you—our ladies of the 12 months.
Those who need to have fun this 12 months’s honorees and 30 years of Women of the Year will not have to attend lengthy; a digital movie particular introduced by L’Oréal Paris will air on Monday, October 19 at 7 pm on YouTube and Twitter. According to a press launch, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Legend, Gabrielle Union, Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, Maxine Waters and extra will seem in pre-filmed segments lauding the honorees.