P!nk got together with her dancers and crew to make this awesome vid for the super important campaign:
As the One Billion Rising site explains, this is a time for people to “break the silence and release their stories — politically, spiritually, outrageously — through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.” It’s time to get up and talk about things like gender violence, sexism and inequality — and to do something about them.
Talking about why she wanted to get involved with this, P!nk said, “When I read about this organization, how people get together of their own free will and dance, use their bodies, to express their rage — outrage — around the injustice that women feel all over the world, every day — I was inspired.”
She continued, “I am a woman. I know women. I have sisters, strong and less strong, small and less small, Asian and black, gay and straight, Indian and Native American. …We are all equally deserving of respect and personal space. I will fight for that right for all of us. And we come together to do so on our stage, with our brothers and menfolk — where we express our freedom every night. And that freedom inspires others to be free. We hope this video helps. And we hope for that one day when all women and girls are able to have respect, and personal space, and to be able to express themselves in whatever way THEY feel is right for them.”
Strong words, sister! One Billion Rising is hosting a Thunderclap on Valentine’s Day, so be sure to tweet out their important message!
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