In case you missed it, last week a bunch of white celebrities, entrepreneurs and political figures in the US handed over the reins of their social media accounts to women of colour for the day, in an effort to expand the reach of BIPOC voices.
And it made some serious noise. The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Kourtney Kardashian and Senator Elizabeth Warren—who have a combined Insta following of 113 million people—celebrated incredible women, like #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke and businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate Angelica Ross. Yep—it was seriously special.
So, it’s warming our hearts to report that Australia is joining the campaign. Tomorrow, Tuesday 16 June, a bunch of Aussie celebs will also be handing over their accounts so Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women can have the spotlight they so rightfully deserve.
The list includes:
Mo’Ju taking over Phoebe Tonkin
Tara June Winch taking over Zoe Foster Blake
Nayuka Gorrie taking over Chrissie Swan
Rachael Sarra taking over Shameless Podcast
Marlee Silva taking over Madeleine West
Shareena Clanton taking over Turia Pitt
Emily Wurramara taking over Clare Bowditch
Allira Potter taking over Olivia Molly Rogers
Sianna Catullo taking over Jamila Rizvi
Amy McQuire taking over Tara Moss
So, tomorrow and beyond, be sure to give these ladies a follow and your attention, because what they have to say is important
For more info on this epic campaign, check out the #sharethemicnowaustralia on Instagram.
Image Credit: Sianna Catullo