This February, we're facing forward and shining the spotlight on 18 incredible black women making history. In this series of powerful profiles, POPSUGAR aims to elevate the voices and impact of these women — among them artists, politicians, musicians, activists, entrepreneurs, and designers — as well as the authors chosen to tell their stories here. While the breadth of their passions and gifts are diverse, each of these remarkable people proves the enduring power of black women to make change, shape our culture, and better our world.
Join Sen. Kamala Harris — one of the very 18 women we're recognizing this month — as she introduces this project and reflects on the lasting legacy of black women in history.
— Edited by Brittney Stephens, Lindsay Miller, and Nancy Einhart