Tarana Burke

“If you’re going to stand up and say that you represent this thing and you stand for it and stand by survivors and you support survivors, then you have to do it,”

  1. Born in 1976 in The Bronx
  2. Graduated from Auburn University
  3. Founded Metoo in 2006
  4. In 24 hours, 12 million hashtags were used on Facebook alone.
  5. Works in the offices of Girls for Gender Equity in downtown brooklyn
  6. Hands out her MeToo shirts for free and says “Whenever you’re ready”
  7. Honored in Time’s Person of the Year feature
  8. Criticizes naysayers such as Sean Penn or Alec Baldwin with their “enough already” attitudes
  9. Wants young girls to know that they are worthy, just for existing, not on a condition that they are the prettiest, sportiest, or smartest or worse….all three
  10. She thinks the greatest threat to the movement are women who falsely say #metoo

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