Welcome to my feature on pioneering black women in history!
Representation matters, so this page is a celebration of the women featured in Vashti Harrison’s
brilliant book “Dream Big Little Leader”. You will find out who
these woman are and their groundbreaking work.
To be able to see yourself in someone else’s story can be life-changing. To know a goal is achievable can be empoweringVashti Harrison
Vashti Harrison is a writer, illustrator and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York.
She is the author of the ‘Dream Big Little Leader‘ series. Vashti also was the illustrator of the Oscar winning short film ‘Hair Love‘ as well as Lupita Nyong’o’s ‘Sulwe‘.
Click here to find out about Mae
Find out about Josephine
Find out about Wilma
ALMA WOODSEY THOMAS
Find out about Alma
Find out about Ella
Click here to find out about Bessie
Find out about Bonita
Find out about Raven
Find out about Augusta
Find out about Oprah
Find out about Julie
Find out about Katherine
Find out about Mary
Find out about Tessa
OCTAVIA E. BUTLER
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Find out about Nichelle