Honoring Extraordinary Women

Here at BYOU Magazine, we highlight the many women who are changing our world for the better! Whether it’s the woman you’re reading about in your school history book, a teen girl whose campaign is going viral on Twitter, or your average girl making a difference in her community, we love spotlighting all women and girls!

In BYOU Magazine we often honor extraordinary women who have impacted the world. From sports to civil rights, there are endless women who’s stories need to be heard. Keep reading to learn about the women we’ve featured in BYOU Magazine and at BYOUmagazine.com.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

elizabeth cady stanton and susan b anthonyJust as George Washington is considered a forefather of American democracy, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are “foremothers” for women’s equality. The stories of why these women were so passionate about women’s rights are very different…

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Lucille Ball

Lucille BallBorn in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was singing and dancing in her community by the age of 12. When she turned 14, her family scraped together what little money they had so she could attend an acting and drama school in New York City. It was there that Lucille knew she was destined for a life in showbiz!

Read the full article here!



Maya Angelou

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou was a writer and an activist who inspired people through her words and stories, including the book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Her story is one of overcoming adversity and hardships to go on to become one of the most inspirational women is history…

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Rosa Parks

RosaparksCivil Rights Activist, Rosa Parks was truly an UPstander during a time when she was expected to be a bystander. Rosa Parks made her mark on the world in 1955 when she refused to give up her bus seat. From there, she became a Civil Rights Activist; fighting for the equal rights of blacks…

Read the full article here! 




 Who would you like to see featured in the next BYOU Magazine’s Extraordinary Woman section? Leave a comment and tell us!

Girl Scout Founder: Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low“Daisy,” as she was nicknamed, is considered America’s first Girl Scout. Born in 1860 in Savannah, Georgia during the time of the Civil War between the northern and southern states, she rarely had enough to eat and was often sick. Yet Daisy kept her spirit, and was always jumping into new hobbies, ideas, or games. She loved drawing and writing poems, had many pets, was quite athletic, and was often silly with her great sense of humor…

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Lizzy Valasquez

h-LIZZIE-VELASQUEZ-960x540Lizzie Velasquez has a rare condition and cannot gain weight. She had already experienced bullying because of the way she looked. But because of her parents, she was able to think positively. Though the cyberbullying hurt her, she decided she could make a difference by starting her own YouTube channel inspiring others to be confident in who they are and how they look…


Read about Lizzie’s Documentary here! 

Also be sure to check out girls, like you, who are making a BIG difference!

 Serena Williams

Serena Williams. Credit Christopher Griffth for The New York Times

Serena Williams. Credit Christopher Griffth for The New York Times

Winning endless tennis titles and constantly being in the spotlight will not stop Serena Williams of standing up what she believes in: Herself and women like her. Talk of Serena’s greatness recently came in The New York Times in the article titled, “The Meaning of Serena” by Claudia Rankine. Shedding light onto Serena’s career was just the start of this; the author also praises Serena for staying true to who she is. Serena Williams, winner of 21 Grand Slam singles tennis titles, is proud of who she is, being an African American female to be exact…

Read the full article here!



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