Someone on The View asked the question, “What next?” This was in regard to the action by many women at the Golden Globes last Sunday. This includes refusing to give into the “what are you wearing” talk (which, to be fair, was initiated by Joan Rivers years ago).
More importantly this included introducing us the public to the activists in women’s movements in other areas, such as Tarana Burke, Saru Jayaraman, Ai-Jen Poo and Marai Larasi and others. (come on, US Weekly, did you have to follow that story with click bait on 10 Best Beauty Looks on the Golden Globes? Really?)
So what next? I think I already answered that question in my post about Lisa Nishimura. We need to acknowledge the work of these women. This is a slow trend but it is happening.
Clearly we as women know how to make the money to make films (Lisa Nishimura) and we know how to market films (that’s what Ava DuVernay was doing before Selma). And we know how to write books that get optioned, as Hidden Figures proved. A book written by a Black woman made into a film starring Black women. And guess what? White men went to see it, too.
It can be done.
The next step? We KNOW we have been oppressed but we have to stand by our work. I don’t care about the designer dress you borrowed. I want to know about your upcoming television and Netflix projects (Hollywood? Feh).
Because only you can best promote you.