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My feminist icon: Nikita Gill on why Maya Angelou inspires her the most

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    My feminist icon: Laura Bates reveals why Gloria Steinem inspires her the most

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My feminist icon: Mary Beard reveals who inspires her

“She’s got lots of lessons for us; one is pushing and finding a voice, and going out there and saying ‘I can do this’”

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My feminist icon: Sarah-Jane Crawford on why Meghan Markle inspires her the most

"You only have to look at her influence on and input into the royal wedding"

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My feminist icon: Toni Collette reveals why her grandmother inspires her the most

"She was so strong, and she had this secret affair, this secret relationship, which nobody ever knew about"

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My feminist icon: Gina Miller reveals why Indira Gandhi inspires her the most

“She was a lioness that empowered and emancipated women across the Asian continent”

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My feminist icon: Rosie Day on why Caitlin Moran inspires her the most

“I met her when I was in the middle of a tough time, and her words kept me afloat for months”

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My feminist icon: The Slumflower on why Munroe Bergdorf inspires her the most

"She embodies diversity, she prioritises trans rights, and she encourages us to change the conversation about it"

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My feminist icon: Sinead Keenan on why Francis Sheehy Skeffington inspires her the most

"A man way ahead of his time in terms of his view on women in society and one of the foremost proponents of the enfranchisement of women in Ireland"

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My feminist icon: Yrsa Daley-Ward on why Alice Walker inspires her the most

“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t read anything by Alice Walker to do so, because it’s transformative”

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My feminist icon: Antonia Thomas on why Nina Simone inspires her the most

"In the face of rejection, she swam against the tide in terms of what was expected of female African American artists"

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My feminist icon: Munroe Bergdorf on why Kimberlé Crenshaw inspires her

"Until I found out about Dr Crenshaw, feminism didn’t really resonate with me"

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My feminist icon: Susie Dent on why Jane Goodall inspires her the most

"Goodall persistently and patiently defied the media’s stereotype of 'beauty and the beast'"

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My feminist icon: Katie Piper on why Michelle Obama inspires her the most

"She is a powerful advocate for women and girls across the world"

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My feminist icon: Celeste Ng reveals why her mother inspires her the most

“My mother taught me that there didn’t have to be limits on what girls could do”

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My feminist icon: Hera Hilmar reveals why Bjork inspires her the most

"I saw her perform in London once, when she was releasing an album about her divorce, and I just cried"

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My feminist icon: Paloma Faith reveals why her midwife inspires her the most

"Being a mother is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it is also the ultimate feminist achievement"

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My feminist icon: Jacqueline Wilson reveals why Jane Cholmeley inspires her the most

“She has always taken a back seat, but I think it’s time younger women knew what a part she played in making the feminist movement a talking point”

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My feminist icon: Sofie Hagen reveals why Travis Alabanza inspires her the most

“If I had known someone like them when I was a teenager, everything would have looked different”

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My Feminist Icon: Angellica Bell reveals why Oprah Winfrey inspires her the most

“As a young girl unsure of what the future would hold, it was reassuring to watch someone who looked like me doing so well”

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My Feminist Icon: JoJo Moyes reveals why Monica Lewinsky inspires her the most

"She has survived the slings and arrows of a misogynistic world and done it with grace and without self-pity"

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My Feminist Icon: Dawn O’Porter reveals why Mary Portas inspires her the most

"She is also a fellow bob haircut aficionado, so I feel an even stronger level of admiration for her…"

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