Zimbabwean scholar, Tererai Trent’s life-size statue was unveiled this Monday in New York. Nine other women including media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett had their statues too unveiled, that same day.
Tererai Trent is a Zimbabwean scholar who was denied education growing up because of her gender. According to a tweet she put out via her Twitter account, she was “beyond honored” to be among the first ten sculpted by the artists.
Others who were also sculpted include, activist Janet Mock, chemist Tracy Dyson, author Cheryl Strayed, conservationist Jane Goodall, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.