What You Need to Know Today: Thursday October 6

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Thursday October 6

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On October 20, Canadian songstress Shania Twain will receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime award. She’s the first woman to receive the award and remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Bet she feels like a (kickass) woman.

Mulan is returning to the big screen, this time in a live-action remake of the beloved Disney classic. Disney has confirmed that the project is underway, and that they’re on the hunt for a Chinese actress to play the boss lead role. Unfortunately, fans of the film will have to wait until November 2, 2018 to see our fave warrior IRL.

Demi Lovato is taking a step back from the music industry next year. The star, who has openly shared her struggles with bulimia, depression and substance abuse, tweeted, “I am not meant for this business and the media.”

Emojis are finally catching up with the times. To accompany the upcoming release of Loving, the true story of the amazing couple who fought to legalize interracial marriage in the U.S., Focus Features created a series of emojis featuring couples of all races and genders. #loveisloveisloveislove

British Vogue is getting real. The mag recently announced that in place of models, academics and business women—including a journalist, an ice cream entrepreneur and an architectural historian—will be featured in the pages of its November issue.

Big shout-out to the fierce ladies of Poland, who took to the streets in mass protest against the nation’s proposed expansion of its anti-abortion law. Abortions are illegal in Poland, but there are exceptions for cases of rape, incest, fetuses with significant health defects or if the mother’s life is at risk. Several conservative leaders sought to do away with those exceptions, thus criminalizing all abortions regardless of circumstance. According to The Cut, the 116,00-strong turnout made backers of the expanded ban backtrack, with one leader saying the protests “caused us to think and taught us humility.”