"When the world listens to women, it listens to white women." This unjust truth inspired the creation of the # ShareTheMicNow campaign. The initiative, which will take over social media on June 10, focuses on black women speaking from Instagram reports of white women with a large following to share their stories and promote conversations about racial justice. More than 40 women will hand their grips to reinforce the black voices, including actresses (hi, Busy Philipps and Sophia Bush), athletes (see you, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe) and fashion designers (like Diane von Furstenberg) example) .
The campaign was launched by Bozoma Saint John, a businesswoman and the current Chief Marketing Officer of Endeavor. Luvvie Ajayi Jones, a New York Times Bestselling author and podcast moderator; Glennon Doyle, a New York Times Bestselling author and founder of Together Rising; and Stacey Bendet, CEO and Creative Director of Alice + Olivia. Find out about the initiative's goals in advance and see the full list of participants.
What is the goal of the # ShareTheMicNow campaign?
#ShareTheMicNow's goal is clear: increase the voices of black women and the significant work they do to bring about change. According to the campaign's official press release, the founders want to "create a network of disruptors who know and trust each other" and hope that it will inspire other white and black women to work together and recreate these actions on their own account to keep activism going.
Who is participating in the #ShareTheMicNow campaign?
The complete list of confirmed participants is in front of you. The ally's name is listed first, followed by the name of the black woman who will take over her Instagram account for the day.
How do I track the # ShareTheMicNow campaign?
We are pleased that you asked, reader! Simply visit the allies' Instagram accounts above on Wednesday to see what content is shared by the women who take over their sites. You can also track all posts by reading the hashtag #ShareTheMicNow. Listen, read, record, reflect, and share your voices with your own followers to spark conversations and share stories. And while you're at it, follow each of the black women who took part in the campaign to keep up with them long after June 10th.
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