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Wearing Black Breaks Silence at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards
Time's Up organization raised more than $16 million for a legal defense fund for people who have experienced workplace harassment
The 75th Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC last night, January 7, 2018. Instead of writing about best and worst dressed like I usually do, I'm writing about how history was made with this amazing movement happening. Nearly every person wore black clothing, all genders. Wearing black signified the solidarity against sexual harassment; not only in the entertainment industry and Hollywood, but EVERYWHERE. Time to speak up for all.
The dress code was coordinated days before the award event, inspired by the Time’s Up organization that began January 1, 2018. With more than 300 figures in the entertainment industry signed on the initiative aims (including Kerry Washington, Jessica Biel, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Watson and so many more), to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all kinds of workplaces. It has raised more than $16 million for a legal defense fund for people who have experienced workplace harassment (to donate, visit its GoFundMe page). Just like the #MeToo movement that Alyssa Milano created in 2017 - no matter who you are or how hurt you may be by these experiences, the entire organization lets you know you are not alone. No more silence.
"It’s not a moment, it’s a movement.”— Eva Longoria
Even though the show was for the awards, it was still an emotional night in the right direction. A way to unite; getting together and support one another, as well as everyone watching on their couch. There were plenty of amazing heartfelt speeches, including Oprah. Congrats to all the nominees and winners at the Golden Globe Awards, and thank you to every person that participated in this positive movement.