Happy Birthday Laverne!

This week, Laverne Cox (an actress in Orange is the New Black, a trans activist, and all around badass) is gracing the cover of TIME magazine anddd today is her birthday so that’s pretty sweet. Tagging this under Feminist Friday even though it isn’t Friday because Laverne is a role model for all women.

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Hooray Malala!

Cover Photograph by Mark Seliger for TIME

From TIME: “Activist Malala Yousafzai appears on one of seven covers for our TIME 100 issue. Seliger says of his experience: ‘One of the most humbling and powerful experiences I’ve had as a photographer was my trip to Birmingham, England to photograph Malala. Although her name means ‘grief-stricken’, her eyes were filled with compassion.'”

She’s my hero. You can read more about her here.