Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Powerful #TimesUp Quotes from Not So Quiet Women

On Sunday, January 7, perhaps you were one of the 20 million viewers watching the 75th Annual Golden Globes. A sea of continuous black waves appeared on global screens to celebrate the best in television and cinema accomplishments. With powerful women (and some men) speaking up as one, the awards program transcended into a herstoric night!

The celebrity's apparel called attention to and symbolized solidarity for the Time's Up Movement which follows the Me Too Movement. It seems that black was the perfect choice to wear as it's actually not a color. 

"Black doesn't have specific wavelengths and is the absence of visible light," according to eLive.

Yes, until lately, there's been an absence of visible light caused by the murky tsunami of sexual harassment and abuse flooding the news. A new tidal wave of light is now crashing through every industry and not just Hollywood!

Relive these Time's Up highlights 
from a few not so quiet women at the Golden Globes:

Michelle Williams, Actor: “We're here because Tarana (Burke) started a movement and she planted a seed years ago and it's grown and caught fire. She started the #MeToo movement.”

Oprah Winfrey, Recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award: “What I know for sure, is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”

Viola Davis, Actor: “You're born worthy and I think that's a message a lot of women need to hear. The women who are still in silence because of trauma, shame due to the assault. They need to understand that it's not their fault. That's my message tonight."

Debra Messing, Actor: “And I'm here to celebrate the rollout of this initiative, Time's Up. We want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay.

L-r Michelle Williams and Tarana Burke at the Golden Globes
Yvonne Strahovski, Actor: "With the Women's March and now this, it really feels like a revolution is taking place."

Meryl Streep, Actor & Activist: "I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance…And we want to fix that! And we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line."

Oprah: “I want all of the girls watching here to know, that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody has to say, ‘me too’ again.”

Hopefully, you will ponder these words to open your heart even wider to inspire new actions. Tell your story. Share your #MeToo secret. Wear black. Doesn't every woman own a LBD--a little black dress?

Most importantly let every woman, man, and child 
“stand together in a thick black line” to shout 
Time’s Up! 

>> Watch Oprah’s Acceptance Speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Golden Globes 

>> Why black and white are not listed as colors

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  1. Yay!!! So glad women are speaking up in droves, it is time. Thank you for highlighting these trailblazers and thanks for being one yourself.

    1. Aww, thank YOU,Rachel, for your kind words and for sharing. It's synchronistic that you used the word "trailblazer" as my word for today was SPARKS!

  2. Powerful evening of 'shift' for people around the world. Oprah was beyond power-full - no words to describe the shivers that went up and down my body during her talk. It's time for women to move into the forefront in all areas of life, and one by one - we are doing it. The veils covering darkness are being lifted. Now it's up to those who have been holding the light for just this time on earth, to move into action. It's a big responsibility we have been preparing for all our lives. Great article Lore!

    1. First, heartfelt thanks for the many attempts it took you to share these powerful thoughts, Deb. Yes, we are doing it and I feel that it's an honor to know women like you who are "holding the light for just this time on earth." Thank you for the kind words. How could I or anyone not be compelled to write after hearing Oprah's call to action?! xo

  3. I agree Lore, the call to action is here NOW! xo

  4. Thank you Lore for capturing such a "herstoric" moment as you so eloquently stated! It's time for women to come together and usher in this shift in human consciousness from fear to love. Women are the stewards of this remarkable chapter in "Her Story." <3

    1. Amen and amen! And I know you are one of the many lightworkers thatIi'm blessed to know that are doing just this..coming together to shift the consciousness from fear to LOVE. xox

  5. Times Up" quotes are a rallying cry for change and empowerment. App Download Way They encapsulate the spirit of resistance and resilience, urging society to break free from oppression.


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