Feminist powerhouses transform the world around them into a more equality-friendly place. But what about how the movement has changed their lives?
To celebrate feminism and the people pushing the conversation forward, The Huffington Post asked six influential feminists to explain how the gender equality movement has impacted them personally. From big names like Janet Mock and Marlo Thomas to newer faces such as Laci Green and Franchesca Ramsey, these women are bringing important feminist conversations to the forefront and making real change.
We asked each woman how she first discovered feminism and how the movement has changed her life, both personally and professionally. Their answers are poignant, powerful and a welcomed reminder of the positive impact feminism can have on all of us.
Scroll below to read how the feminist movement changed these women's lives and, in turn, helped them change others' in the process.