Olympic champion and author, Simone Biles is one of Essence Magazine’s 2019 Woke 100!
This year’s list includes women who exemplify the true meaning of being change agents and power players, according to the publication. Working in areas from social justice to politics to entertainment, they inspire not only us here but also others around the world.
She might just be the greatest gymnast of all time. The Christian athlete is not only the most decorated American gymnast in history, but in 2019 she became the first in her sport to land a double-double dismount. Having spent three years in the foster-care system, she now uses her voice as an advocate for displaced children and has been vocal about ending the stigma attached to those living with learning disabilities.