Evan Rachel Wood
I'm here today to use my position as an artist, survivor, mother, and advocate to bring a human voice to the population of 25 million survivors in the U.S.
You may have seen her while binge-watching Westworld, or singing along to the Across the Universe soundtrack, but this week’s #Changemaker: Evan Rachel Wood is trading in Hollywood sets for the floor of Congress to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivor's Bill of Rights. This bill was passed in 2016 and provides protections to survivors on a federal level. However, its implementation on the state level has not occurred. Thanks to the bravery of Evan and her fellow advocates, the implications of Congress’ inaction in addressing sexual assault reforms has been brought to light.
Wood, who has been involved with the #TimesUp movement, shared stories of multiple rapes and also of abuse at the hands of her ex, providing a quintessential example of the violence and harm that our culture and government propagate each day. Evan is changing this by embodying the bravery, resilience, passion, and courage to share her story and change the culture itself. We stand with you, Evan.