Women's stories dominated the Golden Globes

In case you missed it, women's stories dominated the Golden Globes the other night. 

Whoo hoo!

 The #metoo and #timeisup movements dominated coverage of the awards. On stage, stories about women were honored, including Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And the women themselves who were honored used their speeches to amplify the #timeisup message and to address more generally the importance of telling women's stories.

If you haven't seen Oprah's righteous speech, do yourself a favor and watch it now. It will fire you up. 

Elisabeth Moss won best actress in a TV drama for her role in The Handmaid's Tale, and I loved what she said in her acceptance speech about women writing our own stories:

This is from Margaret Atwood: “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”

Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print. And we are writing the story ourselves. Thank you.
— Elisabeth Moss in her Golden Globes acceptance speech

As Oprah said, speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And no one else can speak it for us.

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