Time Magazine has released a list of FEMALE FIRSTS that includes Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Selena Gomez, Aretha Franklin, Oprah and more!!
This is a brand new project they’re calling “Firsts: Women Who Are Changing The World” and their goal is “for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular.”
Here are some of the celebs:
Though Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow) has been a household name for a long time, she didn’t really come into her own power and understanding of who she is “until probably the last 10 years”, she tells TIME. It has been a rocky road to prime time but she kept doing comedy “out of love” and became the first person to star as an openly gay character on prime-time TV. Watch more inspiring stories from glass-shattering women at TIME.com/firsts. #sheisthefirst
- Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) is a trailblazer and a tastemaker and the most followed person on Instagram. She is one of 46 iconic women featured in TIME’s multimedia project, FIRSTS, which launches today. Though Gomez has grown up in the spotlight, she believes her strength comes from her ability to be “vulnerable.” Learn more about her journey and the stories of other iconic women at TIME.com/firsts. #sheisthefirst
- Hillary Clinton
- Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick (@danicapatrick) has been racing Indy cars for 12 years. During that time she learned in a “crash-course style” how to protect herself and “deal with the real world.” Now, the first woman to lead in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, her success has also been a journey of self-discovery. “It’s not all kittens and rainbows,” she tells TIME. Learn more about Patrick and other glass-shattering women at TIME.com/firsts. Photograph by Luisa Dörr @luisadorr for TIME #sheisthefirst
- Candice Cayne
Candice Cayne (@candiscayne) began her transition to being a woman back in 1996. Today, she is the first transgender woman with a major role on prime time TV. “When I first started my hormone treatments, it was like I could breathe for the first time in my life. I felt true to myself,” she tells TIME. Learn more about her journey and the stories of other pioneering women at TIME.com/firsts. #sheisthefirst
- Issa Rae
Issa Rae (@issarae) set out to make TV characters that people could relate to. Now, she has become the first black woman to create and star in a premium cable series. “There’s so much subtlety in the sexism and racism in this industry that you either have to call it out and risk being shunned, or move past it and find your own entryway,” she tells TIME. “I’m definitely in the latter category.” Learn more about her journey and the stories of other glass-shattering women at TIME.com/firsts Photograph by Luisa Dörr (@luisadorr) for TIME #sheisthefirst
- Ilhan Omar
Ilhan Omar (@ilhanmn) arrived to the USA as a refugee aged 12, fleeing civil war in her home country of Somalia. More than 20 years later, she has gone on to become the first Somali-American Muslim legislator. “In this representative reflective democracy it’s really scary to have people creating policies who are completely ignorant of what it means to be a refugee,” Omar tells TIME. Learn more about her journey and the stories of other pioneering women at TIME.com/firsts Photograph by Luisa Dörr @luisadorr for TIME #sheisthefirst
- Michelle Phan
Many people underestimated Michelle Phan (@michellephan) because of her age. But at 28, she has become the first woman to build a $500 million company from a web series with her YouTube make up tutorials. Her advice to women who want to be entrepreneurs? “Find a problem in any business and if you’re very passionate about it…find a solution!” Watch more inspiring stories from groundbreaking women at TIME.com/firsts. #sheisthefirst
- Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) is the first Indian-American woman to be elected U.S. governor. When she ran for office, many people gave her reasons why she couldn’t do it. “It was those reasons that they said I shouldn’t, that was exactly why I thought I should,” Haley tells TIME. Learn more about her journey and the stories of other pioneering women at TIME.com/FIRSTS. Photograph by Luisa Dörr @luisadorr for TIME #sheisthefirst
Oprah Winfrey (@oprah) didn’t always get the respect she deserved early on. She tells TIME; “I always knew there would come a time when I would be in a position where I wouldn’t have to swallow it.” Now, she is an iconic figure in the public consciousness and the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. Learn more about her journey to success and the stories of other glass-shattering women at TIME.com/firsts. #sheisthefirst
- Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi (@nancypelosi) is the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She broke what she calls the “marble ceiling” but as a mother-of-five she constantly faced criticism about whether she was up to the job. “Running for office as a woman is hard, because people trivialize everything that a woman has done,” she tells TIME. Read more inspiring stories from pioneering women at TIME.com/firsts. Photograph by Luisa Dörr @luisadorr for TIME #sheisthefirst
- Carla Hayden
Carla Hayden who became the first woman and first African-American Librarian of Congress (@librarycongress) knows the importance of cultural diversity. “To have a woman be the librarian of congress is just as significant in terms of the diversity of culture,” Hayden tells TIME. Learn more about her journey and the stories of other pioneering women at TIME.com/firsts #sheisthefirst
- Gabby Douglas
Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas) is the first American gymnast to win solo and team all-around gold medals at one Olympics. But her journey to victory has been met with plenty of self-doubt. “You have to believe that you’re good enough,” she tells TIME. “You have to not give up.” Learn more about her Douglas other fearless women at TIME.com/firsts #sheisthefirst
- Serena Williams
Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) is the first tennis player to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles in the open era. But as a woman, she has faced constant criticism about her body and the clothes she wears on the court. Her solution? “When criticism happens, I try to take a moment to appreciate myself. There will always be criticisms—you have to have so much self-confidence and love for yourself”, she tells TIME. Watch more inspiring stories from glass-shattering women at TIME.com/firsts Photograph by Luisa Dörr @luisadorr for TIME #sheisthefirst
To see the other FIRST women, click HERE.
Hallelujah football is BACK!!! Yesterday, the Kansas City Chiefs completed CRUSHED the New England Patriots 42 – 27.
Quarterback Alex Smith says, “It’s a big win. But you’ve got to be able to handle it the right way. We’ve got to be resilient and turn our attention to next week. You can’t forget that it’s one of 16. You’ve got to keep that same mentality, that same week in, week out, attention to detail mentality.”
The Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon will be on September 12 at 8 p.m. on the West Coast and streaming live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter. They will also be opening up the benefit to potential victims of Hurricane Irma.
“Due to the impending possibility of Hurricane Irma, the Hand in Hand hurricane benefit has now made arrangements and is prepared to expand its beneficiaries of the Sept. 12 telethon to also include those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma in addition to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are prepared to help in any way we can.” – Event Organizers, Scooter Braun and Bun B.
Some of the performers will be: Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbara Streisand, Justin Bieber, Faith Hill and Drake. Robert De Niro, Oprah, George Clooney and Sofia Vergara among many others will be there as well.
There is yet ANOTHER mashup of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and it’s with Backstreet Boys’ “The Call.”
Check it out below…
Speaking of Swift, there’s also a hilarious AT&T commercial with Andy Samberg!
The ad follows a fictional day in her life and a choreographed fight with Andy that you have to see.
Watch it below…