It’s Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) at The Root!

A few bad mamajammas are in the headlines this week, so Woman Crush Wednesday is the perfect time to salute them. 

Rihanna; Michelle Obama; Rebecca Walker
Rihanna; Michelle Obama; Rebecca Walker Kevin Winter; Peter Parks; Saul Loeb (Getty Images)

With #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) trending today on Twitter, here at The Root we’re taking a look at a few of our women crushes—all notable black women who made headlines this week.

Rebecca Walker

Walker’s book Adé: A Love Story is coming to the big screen soon. Adé, which is Walker’s first novel, tells the story of a bisexual, biracial Yale grad who goes to Africa and falls in love with a Kenyan Muslim. Walker has also written the acclaimed memoirs Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self and Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence.

According to Deadline, Madonna (yes, that Madonna!) is directing the flick and has enlisted Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen.

Michelle Obama

For the past week the first lady, Sasha, Malia and their grandmother have been making their way through China.

During a special CNN iReport interview, Obama emphasized the importance of international travel for young people. She recounted a story from her own youth about how she was afraid to ask her father to fund a school trip to Paris, but when she finally got the courage to ask, he was all for it. “He wanted me to have all of the experiences that he didn’t have,” she said.

As for her own children, FLOTUS stated that it’s a priority of hers to have Sasha and Malia see the world. But it’s something she wants for others, too. “We want this not just for our girls, but we want that for you guys, too,” she said. “And when you find the opportunity, take it, OK? That’s going to make you just better people, smarter people, and it’s a lot of fun, too.”