Women's History Month Day 22
A decade before Weinstein, Spacey and everything else, me too already existed. The movement we know today was born from the work Tarana has been doing all her life. She has always been dedicated to social justice and in the early 2000s she founded Just Be. Her aim was to encourage young girls, especially those of colour and help them realise their self worth. Through her work she met so many young girls who confided in her and shared their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, which Tarana herself suffered growing up. Me too became a way for surivors to talk about it and support each other and Tarana has spent years doing this. She is now the senior executive director of Girls For Gender Equality, another organisation to support young girls and work toward a safer enviroment for them in all walks of life. Now that Tarana has been recognised as the original founder of me too and was at the Golden Globes, she has a higher public profile and she wants to use it to expand her work. She's also writing a memoir for release next year! I love that she has dedicated her life to helping other women but she was never looking for fame or profit she just genuinely wants to make a difference.