Marie Claire: 100 of the most inspiring women from the last 100 years
To celebrate 100 years since (some) women got the vote in Britain, Marie Claire has compiled a list of the 100 most inspirational women from the last century. From Emmeline Pankhurst to Pink, these are the women who have challenged, shaped and smashed the status quo.
by Victoria Fell
Over the last 100 years, the role and rights of women have changed beyond all recognition. But, one thing that has stayed constant is the sheer number of awe-inspiring women that exist all over the world. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of partial suffrage, we’ve made a list of the 100 most inspirational women from the last century. Some are feminist mainstays, some are relative unknowns and some are controversial – but they all changed the world. From badass suffragettes to empowering quotes: ladies, prepare for a healthy dose of #inspo.
Who: Lil’ Kim
Why she inspires us: Rapper, singer and LGBT advocate, Lil’ Kim was one of the first women to insist that women belonged in the 90s rap scene, whilst making no apologies for her sexuality.
What she taught us: Don’t apologise for yourself: with lyrics like ‘If I was you I’d hate me too/Louis Vuitton shoes and a whole lot of booze’, Lil’ Kim certainly doesn’t.