Women who defy conventions, shake up the status quo and succeed on their own terms? We call them Auntie Heroes and here are some standouts for this week.
Gabby and her Girls, Baller Babes:
Congrats to The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team for winning its record-setting 100th consecutive game on Monday night. They haven’t lost a game since November 2014 (in overtime at Stanford). Standout Gabby Williams (15) scored 26 points.
Clair McLafferty, Mixology Maven
Aunt-bassador Clair McLafferty has published her first book! The Classic & Craft Cocktail Recipe Book: The Definitive Guide to Mixing Perfect Cocktails from Aviation to Zombie is now available on Kindle but the paperback will be released on February 21, 2017. I’ve pre-ordered my copy. How about you? Oh and be sure to check out Clair’s advice for building a career as a freelance journalist. We can say we knew her when.
Sasha Lane, Outspoken Actress
The American Honey actress has been thrust into the spotlight after being “discovered” by a filmmaker while on spring break in Panama City Beach. In Teen Vogue, she gets candid about mental health and Hollywood, a topic that usually only gets the tabloid treatment when a starlet has public meltdown. Next up for Lane, appearing alongside Chloë Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a film about gay conversion camps.
Denise Bidot, Body Positive Inspo
— Lane Bryant (@lanebryant) February 15, 2017
Denise shows off her smokin’ hot bod, complete with tiger stripes, in a fierce ad for Lane Bryant appearing in Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit edition. Proving yet again that a bikini body is just a body in a bikini.
Know any Auntie Heroes who are empowering or inspiring other women to live their best lives? We’d love to hear about them. Sound off below.
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