Glamour magazine’s December cover girl Lupita Nyong’o is sharing Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year 2014. Other notable women being honored Monday night, November 9 include Chelsea Clinton, Robin Roberts, Sylvia Earle, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Burton, Natalia Vodianova, Samantha Power and Lavern Cox as Glamour Women of the Year 2014. ( See our Sensual Rebel Blog post on Orange Is The New Black star Lavern Cox and her new documentary ‘The T Word’. )
Today we celebrate Lupita’s latest ad for L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, lensed by Mert & Marcus. Lupita’s clear, confident voice on the subject of embracing her own beauty — thanks to seeing models like Alex Wek — inspire her to become a resounding voice for a broad definition of beauty in America and worldwide. There is no doubt that Lupita is empowering young women everywhere with her confident and joyful, sensitive and psychologically empathetic spirit.
Lupita Nyong’o Meets Her Beauty Icon Alex Wek
Glamour Magazine’s The Girl Project
The most important news coming out of Monday night’s Glamour magazine Women of the Year awads dinner is the creation of The Girl Project, a collaboration between Glamour readers and supporters and four organizations devoted to keeping girls in school.
“Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor in chief, said that the magazine started this initiative in part because of recent world events, including the girls kidnapped from their school in Nigeria and the many schools damaged in Gaza,” writes the New York Times.
Glamour will partner with CARE USA, Plan International USA, Girls Inc. and Communities in Schools to distribute the funds.
Malala Also Rebuilding Schools in Gaza
Glamour readers will be joined by Malala Yousafzai, who recently donated her prize of $50,000 from the World’s Children Prize to rebuilding schools in Gaza. Listen to Malala’s speech in Sensual Rebel.
Equally inspired in Anne’s post was news of an innovative project in Kenya where the government will pay a Maasai father nine cows — her bride price — for each daughter he keeps in school.