From releasing music for the first time since the bombing at her 2017 Manchester concert, to responding artfully to her breakup with Pete Davidson, 2018 saw an Ariana Grande that is as strong and resilient as ever. Thank u, next indeed. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Filmmaker Paola Mendoza spent 2018 serving as the artistic director of The Women’s March, and working with refugees in Tijuana. She has continued to use her platform to speak out against corruption in Washington and advocated for those who need it most. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
While she didn’t win her election, Stacey Abrams made history in 2018 by becoming the first black female major-party gubernatorial nominee in the history of the United States. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.