Ricarda Lang, born on 17th January 1994, is a rising star in German politics, known for her commitment to environmental sustainability, social justice, and progressive policies. Since January 2022, she has been serving as the co-leader of the Alliance 90/The Greens, alongside Omid Nouripour, making her one of the prominent voices within the party. Her political journey has been marked by dedication, advocacy, and a passion for making meaningful change.
Early Life and Education
Ricarda Lang’s early life was shaped by her single mother, who worked as a social worker at a women’s shelter. Her father, the sculptor Eckhart Dietz, passed away in 2019. After graduating from the Hölderlin-Gymnasium Nürtingen in 2012, Lang embarked on her academic journey, initially studying law at Heidelberg University before later continuing her studies at Humboldt University of Berlin. However, she chose to leave her formal education behind in 2019, deciding to pursue her passion for political activism instead.
Ricarda Lang’s political career can be traced back to 2012 when, at the age of 18, she joined the Green Youth, a political organization closely aligned with the Green Party. She quickly became an active participant, advocating for environmental and social causes. Her journey continued as she took on various leadership roles, including her time as a spokesperson for the Campus Greens, a student association affiliated with the Greens.
Her influence within the Green Party grew steadily as she served as the district executive of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Greens from 2015 to 2016. Her dedication led her to become an assessor in the federal board of the Green Youth in October 2015. By October 2017, she had been elected co-spokesperson at the federal congress, solidifying her role within the party.
In November 2019, Lang reached another milestone when she was elected as the deputy chairwoman of the Greens and assumed the role of spokeswoman for women’s policy, further underscoring her commitment to gender equality and progressive ideals.
Her commitment to public service extended to her candidacy in the 2019 European Parliament election, where she stood as the 25th candidate on the Greens’ list, although she was not elected.
However, the peak of her political career, at least until now, arrived in 2021 when she successfully ran for the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament. She made history by becoming the first openly bisexual member of the Bundestag. Her platform focuses on key issues, including family, seniors, women, youth, labor, and social affairs.
What is Ricarda Lang’s Height?
Ricarda Lang’s height has not been disclosed or made public.
Ricarda Lang has resided in Berlin since 2014. She is known for being openly bisexual, making her the first openly bisexual member of the Bundestag upon her election in 2021. In March 2023, she announced her engagement to mathematician Florian Wilsch, who works at Leibniz University Hannover.