Viola Davis’s Heartfelt Golden Globes Speech
This year’s Golden Globes showed a purpose that’s more meaningful than American television and films. You surely noticed that most of the celebrities wore all-black outfits. This is Hollywood’s way of being socially conscious in solidarity of the 'Times Up" movement. This new initiative, of which the aim is to end sexual harassment, is backed by more than 300 women in Hollywood and has already raised more than $13 million for a legal defense fund to help women protect themselves from any assault.
There’s one particular person that inspired us during the Golden Globes, and it’s none other than the How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis. The actress held the most heartfelt speech:
“There’s no prerequisite to worthiness,” she said. “You’re born worthy, and I think that’s a message a lot of women need to hear. The women who are still in silence because of trauma, shame, due to the assault ― they need to understand that it’s not their fault and they’re not dirty. I’m here because I hear the voices of women who said, ‘Me too,’ — which, one of them was me. I hear those voices, those people who nameless faceless, every day, who don’t have a platform … to talk about their sexual assault and rape.” People like Viola Davis give us hope.