When the Time's Up Legal Fund was announced, I felt a fire in my heart. It was like a light finally shining through at the end of the tunnel, because after #MeToo, I wondered what we do now to actually affect positive change. We've broken the silence, so what's next? Seeing Hollywood use its platform and microphone to start the change made me really proud, because it's important that any person or organization of influence use that power to create positive change.
So, as I watched the Golden Globes, I found myself unexpectedly moved seeing everyone wear black in solidarity for equality. It felt like seeing the cool kids at school stand up for the bullied. This isn't just about Hollywood, it's a coalition forming to defend all, because abuse, discrimination, and harassment are issues that are deeply rooted in our society across all communities and industries. It's not unique to any one segment, so inevitably, we must all stand up together and for one another. It's time. It's time to uproot all the abuse, discrimination, intolerance, and ignorance.
A common theme that rung loudly throughout the night was truth. We all know the truth has many sides, and it's time to live our truths without shame, or fear. As Oprah stated, "...speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have." That is what Time's Up is about--speaking and defending the truth. And in the words of another great woman, Laura Dern, "May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north Star."
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