Feminist Faves: The Instagram Posts We Liked This Week

Welcome to Feminist Faves—our weekly round-up of powerful and punchy Instagram posts from feminist celebrities, activists, luminaries and influencers. Want to see more of what you like next week? Tag @Ms_Magazine in the comments next time.

Two young women leading the global fight for gender equality finally crossed paths this week when Nadia Murad, who survived the Yazidi genocide and now works alongside feminist luminaries like Amal Clooney to advocate for victims of sexual violence, met with Afghan activist Malala, who survived being shot by the Taliban on her way to school and became a tireless campaigner for girls’ rights. Filed under: Proof that the future is feminist—and that this movement spans borders.

Rep. Lucy Mcbath’s son Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in 2012 at just 17 by a man at a gas station—and in the wake of his death, she became an outspoken advocate for stronger gun laws. This week, McBath participated in the nationwide #WearOrange movement in his honor, with a prayer for action—challenging her colleagues to put their own agendas where their “thoughts and prayers” are.


We didn’t know we could love Broad City co-creator and feminist comedian Ilana Glazer more, but this week she honored black trans women from the past and the present—and connected the dots between the tragic epidemic of violence that faces black trans women each day and the erasure of the black trans women who paved the way for the modern LGBTQ movement.

Ms. cover star and feminist comedian Amy Schumer built an entire stand-up routine around her messy and hilarious new life as a mom—and this week she used social media to face down the pressure women feel about their bodies after giving birth.

If “see Lizzo live” wasn’t on top of your feminist to-do list, it is now. The feminist performer used her platform at Sacramento pride to speak out in support of black trans women—and used Instagram to amplify it.

That’s all for this week. We’ll see you on Friday—and in the meantime, follow us on Instagram to see our favorite posts each day!


Ali Marsh is an editorial intern at Ms. Magazine in Los Angeles. A rising senior at American University, Ali is majoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a double minor in Justice and Studio Art. She is a self-published author of a writing/film photo book based off her six months of solo backpacking across Europe. She was one of the focuses of a Vice documentary series about inspirational women, and her activism has led her to be featured in Time Magazine, i-D, New York Times, Quartz, LadyGunn, Topshop and more. She is known for her frequent live streams on Instagram where she discusses politics and current events. You can find her here Instagram