Bravo! #Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017. Photographs and cover composite by Billy & Hells for TIME; animation by @brobeldesign. #TIMEPOY
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Lindsay Meyer, an entrepreneur in San Francisco, said Mr. Caldbeck put $25,000 of his own money into her fitness start-up in 2015. That gave Mr. Caldbeck reason to constantly text her; in those messages, reviewed by The Times, he asked if she was attracted to him and why she would rather be with her boyfriend than him. At times, he groped and kissed her, she said. “I felt like I had to tolerate it because this is the cost of being a nonwhite female founder,” said Ms. Meyer, who is Asian-American. But even after she reached out to a mentor, who alerted one of Binary’s investors, Legacy Venture, to Mr. Caldbeck’s actions, little changed. Legacy went on to invest in Binary’s new fund. Binary and Mr. Caldbeck declined to comment. “We failed to follow up on information about Mr. Caldbeck’s personal behavior,” Legacy said in a statement. “We regret this oversight and are determined to do better.” (Source: Time Magazine , New York Times) -Victoria 🌹 #poc #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #timemagazine #TIMEPOY #investor
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ @terrycrews has a piece of advice for men: “Until men stand up and say this harassment, this abuse, these assaults are wrong, nothing will change.” TIME recognized Crews by naming him one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #terrycrews #thesilencebreakers #sexualassault #sexualharassment #poc #blackmen
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Adama Iwu, a corporate lobbyist in San Francisco, organized 147 women to sign an open letter exposing harassment in California government. When she told people about the campaign, she says they were wary. "Are you sure you want to do this? This is your career." they warned her. "Remember Anita Hill.” This campaign led to a state-senate investigation. TIME recognized Iwu by naming her one of the Silence Breakers, TIME’s Person of the Year, for speaking out about sexual assault and harassment. Read the full story on Video by @spencerbakalar, @juliamarielull and @dianetsai_ #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #blackwomen #sexualassault #consent #government
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Seven current and former employees of New York City's Plaza Hotel—from left: Veronica Owusu, Gabrielle Eubank, Crystal Washington, Dana Lewis, Paige Rodriguez, Sergeline Bernadeau and Kristina Antonova—filed a suit against the hotel for “normalizing and trivializing sexual assault” among employees there. "I am a single mother. I have an 11-year-old daughter, and she’s depending on me,” says Lewis, who still works at the hotel to make ends meet. “My entire life revolves around her. I wasn’t really left with the option of leaving. I’m not left with the option of giving up. I want to show her that it’s O.K. to stand up for yourself. If you keep fighting, eventually you’ll see the sun on the other side." (Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which owns the Plaza, said it takes remedial action against harassment when warranted.) The Plaza Hotel Plaintiffs are among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #poc #sexualassault #woc #sexualharassment #thesilencebreakers #newyork #timemagazine
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While we get ready to rock it out at our fundraiser this Thursday, we’re inspired by the powerful speech @Madonna gave this time last year being honored for @Billboard’s women in music. Watch the whole speech on our Facebook page. #Music #Love #Women #SpeakUpBeHeard
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#Repost @time (@get_repost) ・・・ Hotel guests have propositioned and exposed themselves to Juana Melara while she was working. “One time when I was cleaning, a guest asked me if I knew how to massage. I said, ‘No, I don’t even do it to my husband.’ The way he was looking at me wasn’t friendly. I rushed to finish the room as fast as I could and get out of there. It’s crazy that people think that if they pay for the room, they are paying for sexual service.” (The hotel declined to comment.) Melara is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY #thesilencebreakers #woc #sexualassault #sexualharassment #timemagazine #2017
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"Then she turned her mouth inside out, and the whole world fell out." ~ @isabellamargot . . . . . When I originally wrote this piece, I looked like this. Half in French, half in English, and I immediately knew it carried a heavy significance for me. I feel it says so much in so few lines. As a writer, I find it difficult to speak off-hand. How hard can it be to speak in the moment and be confident, especially when it's something that runs deep, and affects my very core. How hard is it to say what I mean and to mean what I say -- a labor to which I feel wholly devoted; but when I do find those right words, that right moment to spill my soul -- to turn my mouth inside out -- it feels like the entire world is falling out. Sometimes perfectly, sometimes imperfectly. Either way, I feel relieved. I feel more free. Sometimes my throat burns (does that happen to anyone else?), but I know I've done it. I've said my peace and now the words are out of my head and in the world and the pieces can fall where they may. It's a scary and liberating feeling, when it's the truth. The truth will always set you free, even if it feels like it kills you first. . . . . . ANYWAYS, that's why, in light of #metoo and @time's #thesilencebreakers, I wanted to dedicate this poem to you, my friends and family who patiently sit by in my pregnant pauses and wait for me to find the words. I promise I am searching for them for you, always for you. I can't thank you enough for all your support the last year plus, so please take what little I can give and enter my giveaway!! I want you all to know it's for YOU!! Two posts back, the illustration of the lips! You'll know it when you get there. 😘!! My love to you this holiday season!! . . . . . #poetry #poem #poetsofinstagram #wordporn #writersofig #spilledink #poetsofig #poetscommunity #igpoet #wordgasm #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #writersofig #instawriter #waywithwords #wordsmith #pentopaper #poetrylovers #writtenword #quoteoftheday #quotes #quote #writing #creativewriting #prose #nashvillepoet #nashvillewriter #omypoetry #isabellamargot
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