Skip the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade this year. We’d like to float our own version by you. (Sorry, Snoopy. You’re still a good boy.) Here’s a procession that celebrates the achievements of women in 2019.
The talented U.S. women’s national soccer team took home the championship World Cup title, making that two-in-a-row for them, following up their 2015 win. Along the way, Megan Rapinoe and the team energized the nation — and sparked debates about equal pay in sports.
After years of speculation, the first image of a supermassive black hole was released and well, it looks like … a black hole. The capture of the image was made possible by Katie Bouman, a postdoctoral student at MIT who discovered one of the necessary algorithms.
Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has become the face of climate activism and, as a result, a constant in the news cycle. The Swedish teen traveled two weeks by sailboat to speak at the U.N. Climate Action Summit, led school climate strikes and most recently declined a prestigious honor because, as she put it, “The climate doesn’t need awards.”
With their androgynous features, simple clothing and customizable hair, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral dolls is “for everyone.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” returned with a second season that was both hilarious and heartbreaking. With the addition of Andrew Scott as a new, forbidden love interest, the Amazon Prime show won six Emmys – and had many fans wondering just how strict Catholic vows of celibacy are.
Scrunchies, crocs, a puca shell choker. No, this isn’t a “'90s, 2k and today”-themed costume party. It’s the unofficial uniform of VSCO girls. Made famous on TikTok, VSCO girls are the Internet trend we love to hate. Or just genuinely love.
Unicode released a new batch of emoji, creating gender-neutral options for dozens of human characters and emoji representing disabled people.
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s trailblazing stories gave African American women a voice in literature. She has been described by former president Barack Obama as “one of our nation’s most distinguished storytellers.” She died in August.
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” became the only late-night talk-show hosted by a woman currently on air. Singh was a YouTube comedy star before being picked up by NBC for her own show and is the first woman of color to have a late-night show.