3. Zora Neale Hurston (1891 – 1960)

Hurston is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which looks at the lives of black Americans through a female viewpoint. It’s a story about love and identity and Hurston really effectively bucks against the kinds of traditional roles imposed on both woman and people of colour at that time.

Betty Friedman (1920 – 2006)
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