Influential Women Are Celebrated Through Special “100 Women Of The Year” Covers By TIME

bell hooks & Black Lives Matter co-founders featured in TIME’S 100 Women of the Year, via

Women’s History Month is upon us, and TIME Magazine is honoring women who have often been overshadowed by men and other circumstances throughout the years.

For over seven decades, TIME named a Man of the Year. It wasn’t until 1999 that the magazine changed it to a more politically correct title, “Person of the Year,” yet women were still primarily excluded. With their timely and ambitious project which features 89 beautifully illustrated covers spotlighting influential women from 1920 until now, the prominent news magazine changes this narrative.  

“The 100 choices in this project are the result of a months-long process that began with more than 600 nominations submitted by TIME staff; experts in the field; our creative partner, filmmaker Alma Har’el; and a committee of notable women from various backgrounds,” wrote TIME. 

African-American honorees include Bessie Smith, Mary Bethune, Aretha Franklin, Marsha P. Johnson, Angela Davis, bell hooks, Anita Hill, Tony Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, Beyoncé, and the three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement (Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi).

Each woman received a brief article where they were praised and recognized for their life’s work. To learn more and view the project in depth, please visit

Ayanna Nicole

Hi! I’m Ayanna, a writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I also manage a book hub, which you can find on Instagram @bloomingliterature.

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