Voices for Change

PEOPLE elevates and amplifies the stories and perspectives of everyday people and celebrities alike making an impact in the fields of racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, climate action and more.

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Jennifer King on Being the First Black Female Full-Time NFL Coach: I Had to Be 'So Good I Couldn't Be Denied'
King, named assistant running backs coach for the Washington Football Team in January, says her goal was always "to bring so much to the table that it didn't matter that I was a woman — which earned her the historic first
Rep. Colin Allred on Being First to Take Paternity Leave in Congress: 'There's No Substitute for Time Spent'
The congressman's experience being raised by a single mom, playing in the NFL and serving in congress informed his desire to make paid parental leave law — and to encourage men to take it
Olympic Basketball Star A'ja Wilson on Sports' Gender Disparity: 'It Hurts My Soul for Young Girls'
WNBA basketball player and Olympian A'ja Wilson talks gender disparities in sports, heading to the Olympics and inspiring young girls
Nicole Beharie on Her Health Crisis Being Exacerbated by Racism: 'People Use [Skin Color] to Justify' Mistreatment
Actress Nicole Beharie says that common misconceptions about Black people's tolerance for pain led to her health crisis not being taken seriously on the Sleepy Hollow set, as part of PEOPLE's Voices for Change series
Tia Clark on Defying Expectations with Her Crabbing Business: 'No One Expects a Woman to Be In Charge on the Water'
The entrepreneur and founder of the Charleston-based Casual Crabbing with Tia on how she got the courage to launch her business: 'There were no women doing what I was doing ... There was no example, no template'
Jennifer Nettles on Continuing Her Fight for Equal Play: 'Women in Country Are So Underrepresented It's Gross'
Voices for Change is PEOPLE's editorial series committed to elevating and amplifying the stories of celebrities and everyday people alike who are dedicated to making change and uplifting others in the fight for racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, climate action and more
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Hacks' Carl Clemons-Hopkins on the 'Blessing' of Playing Marcus, and Showing Fans a Better World 'Is Possible'
The actor writes a powerful essay about why the role of Marcus was so healing for them, and why Black and Queer art is so important: "My skin, sexuality, and personhood does not need to be divided"
Designer Esteban Cortázar on Finding Acceptance as a Gay Teen in Miami: 'Empathy and Love Creates a Happy Life'
Fashion designer Esteban Cortázar, who has dressed Cate Blanchett, Beyoncé and more stars, shares how his bohemian childhood growing up among creatives in '90s South Beach shaped who he is — and how he learned to love himself — in PEOPLE's Voices for Change series
Amber Stevens West Grew Up in a 'Beautiful Existence' Where 'Race Wasn't Really Discussed' — but Now Is Ready to Talk

Voices for Change is PEOPLE's editorial series committed to elevating and amplifying the stories of celebrities and everyday people alike who are dedicated to making change and uplifting others in the fight for racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, climate action and more