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Bree Newsome scales the flagpole at the South Carolina state house to remove the Confederate flag. (YouTube/The Tribe)

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Bree Newsome, Nicolle Gonzales, Isa Noyola: Women of color to know

By WITW Staff on December 29, 2015

Colorlines’ newly-released end of year wrap up includes 15 of the incredible activists and artists that took 2015 by storm: women of color like Bree Newsome, who scaled the flagpole at the South Carolina state house to remove the Confederate flag and Isa Noyola, a “translatina, gender fluid, activist, two-spirit, queer, jota, pastor’s kid, muxerista, and cultural organizer.” The list also includes Native midwife Nicolle Gonzales, the co-founder of the Native American Birth Project and Dior Vargas, who started the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project to debunk the myth that mental illness is a “white person’s disease.” Performer Staceyann Chin and her 3-year-old daughter also made the list for their “Living Room Protest” series.

Read the full story at Colorlines.