5 Fierce Females to Follow on Social Media

Who doesn’t love scrolling through social media and finding fierce females doing awesome things with their lives?

From civil rights activists to investigative journalists, here are five women you should be following on Instagram:

1. Nelufar Hedayat


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Nelufar Hedayat is an award-winning journalist and TV presenter who covers a variety of topics: from the secrets of the food and cosmetics industries to highlighting human rights issues all over the world.  You’ll find her in the thick of the action reporting on a number of issues, from gun-smuggling to the exploitation of animals. Nelufar also knows her way around a blending brush or two and her make-up is always flawless. Most recently, Nelufar was involved in the Doha Debates as their digital host, fielding questions from people on social media on the topic of the refugee crisis.

2. Emma Watson 


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Emma Watson has been inspiring us ever since she brought Hermione Granger to life in the Harry Potter films. Just like Hermione, Emma is a fiercely compassionate and outspoken voice for equal rights. She uses her platform to raise awareness and advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. She has campaigned for movements such as #HeForShe and #MeToo and was made a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. As well as all of this, Emma started an online book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’ that is open for anyone to join. Hermione would definitely approve.


3. Malala Yousafzai


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Malala started campaigning for girls’ education after the Taliban tried to stop her from going to school as a child. A bullet to the head couldn’t stop this amazing young woman from fighting for her rights. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her work campaigning for children’s rights to education. Her new book ‘We Are Displaced’ highlights the experiences of women and girl refugees around the world. We all need to read this book, stat!

4. Amandla Stenberg


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She rose to fame as Rue in The Hunger Games and is now known for being outspoken about cultural and social inequalities. Amandla campaigns for LGBTQ+ rights and came out as gay in 2018. She also featured on the cover of Time Magazine in October 2018 as a “next generation leader”. Amandla recently won the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award and, in her speech, she addressed the difficulty of navigating a “very straight” Hollywood. You can’t help but admire her courage and sense of self-worth.

5. Tarana Burke



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Tarana founded the #MeToo movement years before it became the global phenomenon that is it. Tarana is a civil rights activist who advocates for sexual abuse survivors and campaigns for women’s rights and minority groups. She recently won the 2019 VH1 Trailblazer in recognition for her work. Everyone’s social feed should have Tarana in it.

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