PHOTOS: Your Shining Moments of 2013

In our December issue, ESSENCE highlighted "Our Shining Moments of 2013"—moments when Black women showed the world how resilient, intelligent, compassionate, fearless and truly inspirational we are. We then asked our Instagram followers to do the same and share their shining moments of the past year. Check out our favorite submissions.

Dominique Hobdy Jan, 03, 2014