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19 Times Women In Hollywood Inspired Us In 2016

“Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with. To learn from. To be inspired by. To collaborate with. To support. To be enlightened by.” —Madonna

1. When Gina Rodriguez loved her body.

2. When America Ferrera became a force for change.

3. When Jenny Beavan didn't do heels.

4. When Madonna called out sexism.

5. When Beyoncé urged us to stand up for justice.

6. When Constance Wu knew who our heroes were.

7. When Jill Soloway got political.

8. When Jessica Chastain rejected double standards.

9. When Emmy Rossum got that back pay.

10. When Auli'i Cravalho didn't need romance.

11. When Julie Dash saw the power of storytelling.

12. When Lady Gaga spoke out against sexual violence.

13. When Maysoon Zayid was unapologetically proud.

14. When Lilly Wachowski was angry, bold, and poised.

15. When Kehlani called for empathy.

16. When Gabrielle Union looked to the future.

17. When Priyanka Chopra was daring.

18. When Phoebe Robinson paved the way.

19. When Margaret Cho raged.