It may be the US' Black History Month, but any month can and should be Black History Month in our eyes, particularly in days like these.
Instead of taking you through a history lesson of important figures of black history's past (though that's a worthy trip to make), we've decided to look to the future.
We think these girls and women will be in the history books of the future, carving the way for more girls of colour to mark their mark.More
Although we know both Obama girls are going to make history (with those genes?), we've got our eye on Malia for the moment. After going on a secret 3-month trip to South America, nabbing an internship at Girls and Harvey Weinstein's company and securing a spot at Harvard, you know this girl is going to do great things. Heck, people already want her to run for president. We know we'd vote for her if we could.
42-year-old Roxane Gay grew to international prominence after her collection of essays Bad Feminist was published in 2014. Her writings critique culture through a personal, gendered and racial perspective in a relatable and humorous way. Bringing perhaps marginalised critique to the masses was no easy feat and Gay continues to write both fiction and essays that enlighten her readers.