Michelle attended the Golden Globes Awards on Sunday night, and for once i will not talk about her dress or who won but what i wanna say is that i’m really proud to be called a “fan” of this hugely talented actress, woman, who is fiercely strong and who made something amazing happen at the Golden Globes, Michelle talked with Tarana Burke ( metoo founder ) for a month or so and asked her if she wanted to come to the Globes as her date and she also took part of the all-black movement created by the Time’s Up initiative
“I had an idea, and I was able to get in touch with Tarana and we ended up on the phone for way longer and way into the night and it started from that. And it started with that willingness to say yes, that we work in different industries, but we can really work together because that’s the only way,” Williams explained. “I walked into my activism at the Women’s March in D.C., and since then I have believed that we can make a difference and hopefully make a change.”
“Tarana’s been an activist for the last 20 years and it’s possible for everyone at any time to say, ‘I wanna make something a little bit better,’ and I can be a part of that,” she insisted.
“We’re all women and we all have a vulnerability and we’re all survivors in some kind of way. So I think it’s more important to focus on where we’re connected as opposed to where we’re not connected,” Burke added. “This work is so vast, it’s gonna take everybody, people who work in Hollywood, and people who work in all kinds of different industries. It’s gonna take all of us to come together to actually move the needle to end sexual violence.”
“We felt as disempowered as any group of female workers… We felt frightened. We felt disempowered. We felt like we really didn’t know how to stand up for ourselves,” Williams explained of women in Hollywood. “Then we realized that this was a place where we had a platform, where if we had something else that we wanted to talk about, other than our dresses, we should try and do that. So tonight is our first night, and change, it’s a long process.”
Michelle rallied 7 others actresses to the cause who all went to the Globes with an activist, i think its worth naming their names : EMMA WATSON with MARAI LARASI, MERYL STREEP with AI-JEN POO, LAURA DERN with MONICA RAMIREZ, EMMA STONE with BILLIE JEAN KING, Shailene Woodley with CALINA LAWRENCE, Amy Poehler with SARU JAYARAMAN and Susan Sarandon with ROSA CLEMENTE.
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Also many of Michelle’s friends posted a message on Twitter or Instagram like Jamie Lee Curtis and Ashley Judd and her friend Jessica Chastain defended Michelle in a post on Twitter about equality pay, there are some articles saying michelle got paid a lot less than her costar Mark Whalberg for the reshoot, the truth is that Mark and Michelle did the reshoot for free but i’m certain Whalberg were paid more even if the star of the film is Michelle
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