Most Woke Moment: Publicly checking Giuliana Rancic for describing her beautiful faux locs hairstyle on the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet as probably smelling like “patchouli oil and weed.”
Most Woke Moment: Inspiring a natural-haired, melanin-drenched Marvel comic character named Riri Williams.
Most Woke Moment: Um, have you HEARD her new number 1 album, A Seat At The Table?!
Most Woke Moment: Using her platform to constantly highlight the appropriation of Black culture in Hollywood and mainstream media.
Most Woke Moment: Speaking out about police brutality against African-Americans and sexism in her cover story for Interview magazine.
Ashley Blaine Featherson
Most Woke Moment: Using her platforms to spread awareness about the many social injustices targeting African-Americans.
Most Woke Moment: Speaking on the importance of representation and diversity in Hollywood during an interview with Teen Vogue. She described her portrayal of her ‘Black-ish’ character Zoe as “activism through my art.”
Most Woke Moment: Being moved to tears while discussing how Black people today still carry the pain of the inhumane treatment of African-Americans during slavery at the 2016 Revolt Music Conference.
Most Woke Moment: Refusing to subject herself to the racism and sexism present within the practice of typecasting women of color and women in general in Hollywood.
Most Woke Moment: Leading her teammates in a movement to support Black Lives Matter by wearing t-shirts bearing the organization’s name during pre-game WNBA warm ups, despite knowing they’d be fined for it later.
Most Woke Moment: Making it plain that the fight for Black lives shouldn’t have limitations with the quote: “You can’t pick and choose when Black Lives Matter,” said during a World Aids Day event interview alongside brother Jussie Smollett.
Most Woke Moment: Using her platform as a history-making Olympic gold medalist to bring awareness to police brutality against African-Americans.