Starting this Wednesday, hundreds of celebrities as influencers, actresses winning Academy awards, writers recognized, activists, fashion designers, athletes, policies, and executive white join to cede control of your accounts of Instagram black women with the aim of helping to amplify their voices.
The idea arose from the social explosion in the United States which meant the crime of George Floyd, after the mass demonstrations against police violence and racism.
According to the site Variety, Kourtney Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Ashley Graham, Hilary Swank, Alex Morgan, and Diane von Furstenberg are just some of the personalities involved in the campaign #ShareTheMicNow (shares the microphone now). White women with many followers will allow black women to speak from their accounts.
“When the world listens to women, listening to white women. For too long, black women were not heard, despite the fact that raised their voices for centuries to achieve change,” says the official statement of the campaign.
The initiative seeks 46 black women to share their experiences of work and life in 46 accounts of Instagram of white women to get an audience of more than 300 million users.
“Today, more than ever, it is NECESSARY that we believe in a unifying action to bring life to the stories and calls-to-action of black women. We need to listen to them“closes the release.