Oprah Winfrey and Times Up

For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.

We recently honored the “silence breakers” as our #changemakers, saluting the bravery and courage of those who’ve come forward against the power of men who’ve wronged them. This week we recognize the TimesUp organization: a concrete catalyst of this movement which brings legal assistance to all who have been wronged by sexual harassment and violence. Many have been wondering if #metoo would be a moment in our collective history or a movement, pushing the arc of justice and history into a better future for us all. I think it’s safe to say that debate is closer to being settled.

The TimesUp movement came to a head this past week at the Golden Globes and was particularly embodied in the speech given by Oprah Winfrey, as she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award. With hundreds in attendance dressed in black or touting Times Up pins in solidarity, Oprah spoke to the resilience of those who’ve suffered far too long in silence and catalyzed the hope for the new day which appears to be dawning. Congratulations to you Oprah and thank you to the TimesUp team and all they serve. We honor and support all of you.