22 women who marked 2022

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” Simone de Beauvoir

22 women who marked 2022


Countless women marked 2022 and all should be celebrated. At Peryod we decided to pay special attention to those who marked HERstory in different areas, from music and fashion to politics.


Billie Eilish. 

She was the youngest main attraction at the Glastonbury festival in England. Where she protested against the suspension of abortion rights.



She is the first trans artist to win the 2022 Latin Grammy. She won in the category of best Brazilian popular music album with “Índigo borboleta anil”.


Taylor Swift. 

She won the “Album of the Year” award, becoming the 1st woman to win this category 3 times and the 1st artist to occupy the entire Billboard top 10.



She is the most awarded artist in 65 years of Grammys, with 28 wins and 88 nominations in total.



Her single “Envolver” gained worldwide visibility and important awards such as the VMA, being the first woman as solo artist to win it. This achievement was recorded in Guinness World Records. She is also the first to win the Wall Street Journal’s award and the first Latin artist to reach the world number one spot on Spotify. She has won the MTV EMA, AMAs, and Grammy Awards in the Breakthrough Artist category. She is also nominated for the 2023 Grammys.



Jane Campion. 

The New Zealand director was the first woman to receive multiple Best Director Oscar nominations.


Maya Angelou. 

The late American author and activist was the first woman of color to appear on American currency.


Ariana DeBose. 

First openly gay woman of color to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


MJ Rodriguez. 

First trans woman to win a Golden Globe. MJ won the award in the best actress category for her performance in the show Pose.


Sonia Guajajara

In 2022 she was elected one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine and the most voted indigenous federal deputy. She is an activist in the indigenous movement and represents indigenous peoples at the World Climate Conferences. She is a member of the Guajajara/Tenetehara people, who inhabit the areas of the Araraboia Indigenous Lands in Brazil.


Simone Biles. 

The gymnast is the youngest to receive the Medal of Freedom, which is America’s highest honor. She has been recognized for her victories in sports and for being an advocate for athletes’ mental health and social causes.


Stephanie Frappart. 

The Frenchwoman became the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match and the men’s French Cup.


Rebeca Andrade

In November 2022 the 23-year-old gymnast became the number 1 in the world. The Brazilian became world champion in the general individual, the most important event in artistic gymnastics.


Taisia Bekbulatova. 

The Russian journalist has reported on the war in Ukraine and published stories about inequality, violence, and women’s rights.


Mahsa Amini. 

She was brutally murdered by Iran’s Morality Police for allegedly violating the hijab law. Her unjust death sparked protests for women’s rights around the world.


Queen Elizabeth II. 

With 70 years of rule, she was the woman with the longest reign and the longest-lived monarch in the world. The Queen passed away in 2022 at the age of 96.


Dina Boluarte. 

The 60-year-old lawyer is the first woman to assume the presidency of Peru. She declares fighting corruption as a priority.


Ketanji Jackson. 

Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed on April 7 as the first woman of color to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Erika Hilton. 

She is the first trans woman of color to be elected as a federal deputy in Brazil. She was voted one of the “100 most inspiring and influential women in the world in 2022” by the BBC.


Domitila Barros. 

She was the first woman of color and the first immigrant to win a beauty pageant in Europe.


Brian Nguyen. 

She is the first trans woman to win first place in the beauty pageant hosted by Miss America.


Isa Isaac Silva

The Brazilian designer presented a collection full of African references and clothes without gender. She also paid homage to Marcia Pantera, who was also on the catwalk, praising drag culture.

Isa was one of the speakers commenting on the study that mapped the LGBTQIAP+ population in Brazil, made with the support of the NGO All Out.



HERSTORY Makes History 11, January 2023