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3 inspiring women in the arts who you need to know

Inspiring women in the arts

In a time when Instagram influencers, reality show stars, and YouTube vloggers are getting all the hype, there seems to be a lack of focus on people who have made positive contributions to various communities all over the world. Those with a large social media presence are even viewed as role models, and a new survey reveals that one in four younger Americans want to become an influencer once they get older. While some influencers are in the spotlight right now, many women artists also deserve support since they use their respective platforms to bring awareness to certain issues that need to be discussed. These are the inspiring women in the arts who you need to know more about.

Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil. aitchisons from United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

1. Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil is a British actor who made waves as the name-dropping heiress in the comedy series “The Good Place.” While most people know her as an actor, presenter, and model, she also advocates for disability awareness.

On top of that, she constantly champions body positivity and diversity on social media. In 2015, she launched Why Not People?, an events company that ensures accessibility for disabled people at music venues and events. They cater to people with hearing, sight, and physical impairments, making sure to create a safe environment where they can enjoy music.

The 37-year-old also started the I Weigh movement to explore social issues ranging from climate change to the representation of marginalized groups. To date, I Weigh has successfully assisted in creating policies on Instagram and Facebook regarding the advertisement of diet products to minors.

Speaking with Inc., Jamil said that businesses can be more successful if they make diversity and inclusivity a priority. The actor said that businesses can create authentic messages that can appeal to a broader audience. She also said building a better workplace culture can “lead to more success and more longevity” for businesses.

Dr. Brené Brown
Dr. Brené Brown. Dell’s Official Flickr Page, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

2. Brené Brown

Writers make art using their skills, experiences, and creativity. Moreover, they use their words to build worlds or inspire readers to find strength and see the beauty in life. Such is the case with Dr. Brené Brown, an American professor, author, and podcast host.

Dr. Brown has analyzed courage, vulnerability, and compassion, and she has written five books, which all made it to number 1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Reading Brené Brown’s books, such as Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection, and Rising Strong, can encourage you to embrace who you are and change how you live your life.

It’s also important to note that her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” is among the five most viewed TED Talks online. The video was posted on Dec. 23, 2010, and it has over 60 million views to date. In a recent episode of her podcast, Dr. Brown said that vulnerability can be a person’s greatest tool when faced with hardships. “What makes us vulnerable makes us beautiful and our vulnerability is our primary source of strength,” she said.

Bishop Briggs
Bishop Briggs. Photo by Andy Witchger, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3. Bishop Briggs

The alt-pop rockstar Bishop Briggs proves that women in music can make a difference in the industry and in other women’s lives at the same time. Not only was she the first woman artist to headline iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO Concert, but she also donated part of her Hangout Fest concert earnings to an organization that gives people abortion relief funds in Alabama.

In 2022, Briggs released a new music video for her song called “Superhuman.” This song is about finding the strength to carry on in the face of tragedy.

Speaking with Forbes, the singer-songwriter said that it can be isolating when you feel nothing but grief and pain, but it can be liberating when you realize that you’re not alone in the journey. “The whole experience can be completely different, but you’re all on the journey struggling together,” she adds.

Amazing 3 women in the arts

Jameela Jamil, Brené Brown, and Bishop Briggs prove that you can use your artistry and your voice to bring awareness to issues that affect people today. These women artists show the world that you can be successful and make a difference at the same time.

6 thoughts on “3 inspiring women in the arts who you need to know”

  1. Yes, Christy – this is a great post on (3) powerful and impactful women. After reading each of their stories, I feel motivated and even more proud to be a woman. Thank you!

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