Things We Saw Today: Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Up for Women’s Health
At a Power of Women event hosted by Variety earlier this afternoon, Lupita Nyong’o gave a speech in support of Mother Health International, a nonprofit focused on improving the health and safety of pregnant women in areas of disaster and developing countries. Here’s a transcript, via IndieWire:
At Mother Health International, we are actively assuring a new generation of life and love to break the cycle of trauma. This is vital, not just for women, but for the world. We live in a world where the war on women can be felt around the world. We are attacked upon our bodies, our choices, our agencies, but we live in a world where incredible things are happening. We are fighting back. We are refusing to be silent, refusing to shut down.
- Bruce Springsteen has canceled a show in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend in protest of HB2. In a Facebook post, the singer wrote “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
- Build-A-Bear now has a Build-an-Ewok option, if you’re looking for a cuddle-able way to commemorate that time Wicket and his friends went extinct. (via Nerdist)
- Do you know what this sign from the Rogue One trailer says? (via HitFix)
- Dorkly takes a look at pop stars reimagined as Pokémon trainers.
That’s what we saw today, gang. What about you?
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