Actresses, Activists To Magnify Black Women’s Voices In New Instagram Campaign #SHARETHEMICNOW

A new social media campaign launching Wednesday called #ShareTheMicNow will have Black women speak from the Instagram accounts of white women who have large platforms from Julia Roberts to Gwenyth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Alex Morgan and Kourtney Kardashian. In the initial broad coalition of women, organizer Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, will take over Kourtney Kardashian’s account; Kahlana Barfield Brown will take over Julia Roberts’ account; Latham Thomas will take over Gwenyth Paltrow’s account; Angelica Ross will take over Hilary Swank’s account; and Ibtihaj Muhammad will take over Alex Morgan’s account.

#ShareTheMicNow wants to magnify “Black women and the important work they’re doing in order to catalyze the change that will only come when we truly hear each other’s voices,” the group said in a statement Tuesday. It “encourages Black and white women in relationship to recreate this action in their own spaces.”

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The campaign is one of many initiatives to emerge from a period of remarkable social activism following the killing two weeks ago of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

Planners of the event, including Saint John, authors Glennon Doyle and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, and Stacey Bendet, founder of fashion brand alice+olivia, said they aim to create a lasting social media campaign that magnifies Black women’s lives and stories, forms relationships among Black and white women to fuel future activism; and launches a network of disruptors who know and trust each other to create action for change. According to #SHARETHEMICNOW’s mission statement: “When the world listens to women, it listens to white women. For far too long, Black women’s voices have gone unheard, even though they’ve been using their voices loudly for centuries to enact change. Today, more than ever, it is NECESSARY that we create a unifying action to center Black women’s lives, stories, and calls to action. We need to listen to Black women.”

Black Women participating in the campaign:

1. Alencia Johnson

2. Alexa Idama

3. Angelica Ross

4. Austin Channing Brown

5. Bozoma Saint John

6. Brittney Cooper

7. Candace Marie

8. Cari Champion

9. Christina Rice

10. Deesha Dyer

11. Devi Brown

12. Elaine Welteroth

13. Elle Hearns

14. Eunique Jones Gibson

15. Fresco Steez

16. Gia Peppers

17. Ibtihaj Muhammad

18. Jessica O. Matthews

19. Jovian Zayne

20. Julee Wilson

21. Justina Omokhua

22. Kahlana Barfield Brown

23. Keah Brown

24. Kimberly Blackwell

25. Latham Thomas

26. Lauren Wesley Wilson

27. Lindsay Peoples Wagner

28. Luvvie Ajayi Jones

29. Melina Abdullah

30. Miatta Johnson

31. Monique Melton

32. Myleik Teele

33. Naima Cochrane

34. Nikki Ogunnaike

35. Nimotalai Ganiyu

36. Opal Tometi

37. Rachel Cargle, Activist

38. Seun Adigun

39. Stephanie Thomas

40. Stephanie Young

41. Tai Beauchamp

42. Tarana Burke

43. Thasunda Brown Duckett

44. Tiffany Aliche,

45. Yaba Blay

46. Yvette Noel Schure

White Women particpating in the campaign:

1. Abby Wambach

2. Ali Krieger

3. Arianna Huffington

4. Ashley Graham

5. Ashley Judd

6. Ashlyn Harris

7. Barb Schmidt

8. Brandi Carlile

9. Brené Brown

10. Busy Philipps

11. Cameron Esposito

12. Chelsea Handler

13. Cheryl Strayed

14. Chrissy Metz

15. Debra Messing

16. Diane von Furstenberg

17. Elizabeth Gilbert

18. Esther Perel

19. Glennon Doyle

20. Gwyneth Paltrow

21. Hilary Swank

22. Jen Hatmaker

23. Jenny Mollen

24. Jessica Seinfeld

25. Julia Roberts

26. Julianne Hough

27. Kathryn Budig

28. Katie Couric

39. Kimberly Williams-Paisley

30. Kourtney Kardashian

31. Liz Plank

32. Mandy Moore

33. Megan Rapinoe

34. Melissa Urban

35. Michelle Monaghan

36. Nina Tame

37. Sara Bareilles

38. Sarah McBride

39. Sarah Paulson

40. Sarah Sophie Flicker

41. Seane Corn

42. Selma Blair

43. Sophia Bush

44. Stacey Bendet

45. Sue Bird


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