This year’s TIME 100 list has plenty of Black Girl Magic. Some of the stars that made the list include “Titans” like Simone Biles and Shonda Rhimes; “Leaders” like Stacey Abrams and Vice President Kamala Harris; and “Icons” like Meghan Markle and Naomi Osaka.
In Simone Biles’ feature story, penned by Serena Williams, the tennis champ writes that “Simone’s athletic achievements are seen once in a lifetime.”
“Simone strikes the powerful balance between humility and confidence — she’s enthusiastic yet stoic, believing in her strength, trusting her body and embracing her greatness,” Williams explains. “With a total of 32 Olympic and world championship medals….What she embodies truly reflects the endless potential of Black women. I wish I had her to look up to when I was younger and trying to realize my dreams.”
For the second year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will bring the TIME 100 list to life with a special television event called TIME 100. Airing on Monday, Sept. 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, the program will offer an entertainment-filled inside look at the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans and innovators comprising the 2021 list.
For the full TIME Most Influential list, including featured essays, visit TIME.com.
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