Estefany Herrera

Women are complex and dynamic. While each woman's story is different, they all deserve and call for a platform from which to share and inspire others. With Trust Your Vision, Estefany Herrera provides just that through a digital platform that shares the motivational journeys of diverse women overcoming adversity. 

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Marian Guerra

Marian Guerra is a leader in the political and activist communities. Specifically, she is the communications director for New York City council member Margaret Chin and a part of Asian American Millennials Unite. In our current social and political climate, she emphasizes the importance of organizing within communities for systemic reform and concrete change.

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Mented Cosmetics

KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson are the founders of Mented Cosmetics, a beauty line for women of color. Unlike many other companies and pop culture figures in the makeup industry, Mented isn’t mistaking diversity for a trend. It's devoted to celebrating the beauty of women of color through accurate representation.

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Paloma Valenzuela

It's no surprise that today's media continue to highlight white narratives. Even when a network or film's director decide to show a person of color, they usually do it without nuance and with plenty of inaccuracies. Paloma Valenzuela saw and felt this lack of identity in media and created The Pineapple Diaries, a comedic web series on YouTube. It surrounds the lives of four Latinx women in Boston's Jamaica Plain, maneuvering their way through their 20s and 30s.

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Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen is making her mark on the United States’ legal system and paving the way to civil rights for sexual assault survivors. Taking action after her own assault and experience with the justice system, Nguyen has brought together a community of advocates and survivors, providing a platform to reclaim power and agency. Her organization, Rise, seeks to make meaningful changes in an unfair and faulty system that has historically undermined survivors’ civil rights.

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Chama Mechtaly

Chama Mechtaly is an activist for the indigenous people of North Africa and a visual artist who is passionate about the intersection of arts and politics. Her work has been displayed several times in the United States, Germany, and Morocco.

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Shams Al-Badry

Shams Al-Badry found her passion for social activism and education equity during her time at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. After graduating from UNL in 2014, Shams joined Teach for America, spending two years teaching at a bilingual Early Childhood Education Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Sonia Erika

Sonia Erika is an illegal alien who graduated with Harvard's class of 2016. She studied social anthropology, economics, and visual environmental studies (art). She was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. at the age of 6. Sonia uses art and technology to reframe narratives about being Latinx, female, undocumented, and cannabis.

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Sonic Feminista

Mai Nolasco is the founder of Sonic Feminista, a platform that challenges the idea of who a feminista is supposed to be by producing videos that allow them to define themselves. The goal of Sonic Feminista is to create a community where we can collaborate, mentor, and befriend like-minded people. This sort of community bonding empowers both Mai and provides support for other women of color.

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Isabella Brandao

Meet Boston-based designer Isabella of Alleb Asor. By taking on an intrinsic approach, Isabella seeks to empower women by connecting them with one another. Inspired by the women in her family, particularly her mother and the bond they share, Isabella materializes this matriarchal relationship in her designs.

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Flor Khan

Meet Flor Khan, a poet, artist, and educator who is committed to empowering youth of color in San Francisco. She is a recent graduate with a Master's in Equity and Social Justice in Education. When she's not collaborating on murals or developing curriculum, you can find her in the Mission District spitting fire on the mic. She is a firm believer that the power within the creative arts can be used as a tool for liberation.

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Awara Adeagbo

Awara Adeagbo is a fitness guru who lives and works in Silicon Valley, where people of color are often underrepresented. She aims to connect people of color, particularly women of color, and to create a sense of community.

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