Women’s voices take center stage

“More room will be made to discuss topics such as women’s political aspirations, leadership abilities, feminism and intersectionality, reproductive rights, fight for equal pay and battles against sexual harassment, with less bias and more nuance.”

In the aftermath of the scandals of 2017, women’s voices will take center stage in 2018.

More room will be made to discuss topics such as women’s political aspirations, leadership abilities, feminism and intersectionality, reproductive rights, fight for equal pay and battles against sexual harassment, with less bias and more nuance.

Vanessa K. DeLuca is editor-in-chief of Essence.

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