From Meryl Streep to Tracee Ellis Ross, women took center stage at Sunday’s Golden Globes and demanded we celebrate them, not for what they’re wearing, but for who they are and what they do. On the red carpet, Evan Rachel Wood explained she wore a tuxedo so that, “young women and girls know that [dresses] aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself, because your worth is much more than that.”
At the show, Tracee Ellis Ross won the award for Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy (the first black actress to do so since 1983) and dedicated it to “all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important.” Meryl Streep spoke out powerfully, emphasizing “we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy.”
This week, we’re asking you to share our Storify of the Golden Globes on social media as a way to continue to support and celebrate diverse representations in all media. Together, let’s challenge limiting stereotypes and create a world where everyone can fulfill their human potential.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Women’s March On Washington
The Representation Project is excited to be an official partner of the Women’s March. Join us in person on January 21 in Washington, DC and San Francisco! If you’re in the Capitol, come visit us and our partners, The Girls’ Lounge, at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.
To celebrate, we’ve also created the #MarchingForward campaign in partnership with Global Girl Media. The campaign features new video content and boldly encourages girls to use their innate power and courage to carry on the work of feminist pioneers. Stay tuned for more information on the campaign and ways to join.
Representation Around the Web
“On Tuesday, Ilhan Omar made history in the United States in more ways than one when she was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives: She became the first female Muslim and Somali-American legislator. Omar, who serves House District 60B in Minnesota, held the Quran during her swearing-in ceremony, becoming the second person to do so after Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim U.S. congressman and contender for DNC chairmanship. One photo, in particular, shows just how powerful this moment was and exactly why representation matters in the political system today. In this photo, Omar is seen standing tall — donning colorful accessories and her bright orange hijab — among a sea of white faces. This is a historic sight that doesn’t come too frequently for young women of color and Muslim Americans, especially in politics.” – Mic
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