On Thursday, April 19.Time Magazine revealed her 100 most influential persons of 2018, Interestingly, the list records 45 women who were listed alongside 55 men, who not only wields power but according to Times’ estimation are individuals whose time is now.
Among Times’ 100 most influential people include Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, President Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Kim Jong Un,
Parkland shooting survivors and student activists, Jaclyn Corin, , Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind David Hogg, and Emma Gonzalez , were also listed.
Several people of power wrote short stories about the 2018 Times’ influential people.
The 44th President of The United States, Barak Obama on the Parkland student activists “Seared by memories of seeing their friends murdered at a place they believed to be safe, these young leaders don’t intimidate easily. They see the NRA and its allies—whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories—as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay. They’re as comfortable speaking truth to power as they are dismissive of platitudes and punditry. And they live to mobilize their peers.”
Tiffany Haddish on Oprah Winfrey, “When I first met Oprah Winfrey, I was an extra on the set of a movie she was producing, Their Eyes Were Watching God. I was telling jokes and making the other extras laugh when Oprah walked by and said, “You’re really funny. What’s your name?” She told me to keep her updated on my career. So I wrote her all these letters, and she never wrote me back.
Then she surprised me on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February. When she walked onstage, my soul was overjoyed. That was everything. It made me feel like I’m on the right track, and it inspired me to push even harder.
I’ve been watching Oprah since I was 7. In my eyes, she’s my auntie. I call her Auntie O. I remember coming home from school, putting on The Oprah Winfrey Show and feeling like I could achieve anything I put my mind to. Oprah had the roughest childhood and has gone through all these difficulties. But no matter what, she stays focused on her goals and achieves them. She made her dreams come true. And because I watched her, I did too”
This is Oprah 10th time on the list.
Yara Shahidi on Maxine Waters, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces and nephews. She is adored and admired by people who care about social justice and is oh so eloquent in letting the world, particularly the white men of Congress who dare test her acumen, know that she is not here for any nonsense. From “reclaiming my time” to leading a movement to “impeach him,” she says what many of us are thinking. And she reminds us that we are worthy of any space we occupy.”
Jaha Dukureh on Nice Nailantei Leng ‘Ete, “Nice is an extraordinary example of young African girls standing up for themselves. After the loss of her parents, she could have given up and followed the norm, knowing that challenging attitudes in male-dominated communities can get you cast out. But instead, she fought to get an education so she could help change the sociocultural structures that continue to impede women’s lives and well-being.”
Kevin Hart on Tiffany Haddish “…Now Tiffany is bringing a whole new level of fresh to the comedy scene. She’s just so authentic and unfiltered. You never know what’s going to come out of her mouth. And you can tell she’s having fun—she’s seen a time when things couldn’t get any worse, and she’s giving it all she has…”
The females who made the 2018 Times’ influential people include; Tiffany Haddish, who is an actor, comedian and best-selling author , Jacylyn Corin, Cardi B a musician who according to Taraji is now the biggest thing in music, Rihanna, Nice Nailantei Leng ‘Ete, Chloe Kim-the best Snow boarder, Jan Rader- the first woman to lead a professional fire department in West Virginia ,Peggy Whitson the first female chief of the NASA astronaut office -, Issa Rae, Jesmyn Ward, Ruth Davidson, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Marica Branchesi an astrophysicist , Ann Mckee, Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Millie Bobby Brown, Lena Waithe, Greta Gerwig, Roseanne Barr, Deepika Padukone, Jr, Judy Chicago, Meghan Markle, Carmen Yulin Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Jacinda Ardern, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Sheikh Hasina, Jenniffer Lopez, Tarana Burke, Cristina Jimenez, Janet Mock, Kesha, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Maxine Waters, Sinta Nuriya, Rachael Denhollander, Daniela Vega, Oprah Winfrey, Cindy Holland, Sonia Friedman, and Elizabeth Diller.