So excited to be presenting the awards for Children and Teen’s Programming - Best Make-up and Children and Teen’s Programming - Best Hair at the MUAHS tonight.
Even more excited because our thundermans hair and makeup ladies are nominated!!!
Here’s the link for the livestream of the red carpet, hosted by Frankie Grande....
I’d like to clarify my choice to emphasize intersectionality at the women’s march yesterday.
As a young white woman with an upper-middle-class socioeconomic background, I am aware of and acknowledge the privilege that has protected me throughout my life, and I acknowledge that this issue of women’s rights has a scope far larger, deeper, and more longstanding than I can claim to have experienced first hand.
To me, an emphasis on intersectionality is indispensable in the batt...le for equality. It is critical to acknowledge that women of color have been fighting this battle for years before it became trendy. It is critical to acknowledge that female genitalia does not define womanhood, and the fight for trans rights is an essential part of the fight for women’s rights. It is critical to acknowledge that feminism is not just protecting women from the patriarchy, it is and must be women supporting women. It must be supporting Muslim women, and black women, and poor women, and trans women, and underprivileged women, and women experiencing homelessness, and disabled women, and women in the sex work industry, and women without access to education, and women fighting for the right to drive and vote and live. It must encompass more than just showing up to a rally with signs made of tampons. It must amplify the voices of those who can not be heard.
It well never be possible to “do activism right.” Someone will always be there to criticize your words. But if you stay active, stay informed, stay passionate, and stay educated, that is activism.
And that is how we will change the world.