From the Women’s March on Washington to International Women’s Day, women in general have been standing up for what they believe in this year, but Black women in particular are standing up for women’s rights as well as against the injustice of Blacks and so much more! Political fashion statements are being made, and Black female celebrities are using their platforms to hopefully incite change.
Stars like Janelle Monae participated in the Women’s March on Washington. Gabrielle Union and countless others remembered Trayvon Martin on the fifth anniversary of his death, and director Ava Duvernay wore a Muslim-designed dress to the Oscars while Ruth Negga wore a ribbon supporting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Check out the 10 Black female celebrities who made political fashion statements this year.
Rihanna attended the Women’s March in New York City and wore this pink anti-Trump sweatshirt. Buy a similar one here.
Janelle Monae gave an inspiring speech at the Women’s March on Washington while wearing a feminist sweatshirt. She wore the same sweatshirt along with her girl gang on International Women’s Day. Buy the t-shirt version here.
Yara Shahidi also attended the Women’s March on Washington. In the past few weeks, Shahidi has been spotted wearing this “Phenomenal Woman” slogan tee on Instagram. Buy an almost identical version on Etsy.
Zendaya wanted her fans to know that she’s “feminist AF” on International Women’s Day. You can find a similar version of Zendaya’s t-shirt on Etsy.
On International Women’s Day, Tracee Ellis Ross wore a limited edition Marc Jacobs t-shirt that he created with Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington. Get a shirt with the same message on Amazon.
Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga wore a blue ACLU ribbon on her red Valentino dress at the 2017 Oscars. You can make a donation to the ACLU here.
Ava DuVernay chose to wear a Muslim designer to the Oscars to show her solidarity with Muslims. Lebanese brand Ashi Studio designed DuVernay’s evening gown. Check out Ashi Studio here.
Numerous celebrities wore hoodies in honor of the five year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death on February 26, 2012. Gabrielle Union was among the group of star supporters. You can find a similar hoodie to honor Martin here.