It’s Women’s History Month, which means there’s no better time to not only celebrate women, but especially women in solidarity with other women.
The idea that women are in constant competition with one another isn’t true. Of course, while there’s nothing wrong with healthy competition, some of the most beautiful, fulfilling and long-lasting relationships women can have are with other women. Take, for example, the lifelong friendship of Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, who together founded Ms. Magazine in 1971 and remain allies till this day.
In celebration of solidarity and support, below are 22 photos of women from the worlds of activism and entertainment who demonstrate the beauty of friendship between women.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated the name of Beverly Palesa Ditsie as Palesa Beverly Ortaie.