This summer, The ERA coalition, led by Donna Deitch, Jessica Neuwirth and Jane Fonda are launching a series of 60-second PSAs showcasing the importance of the ERA.
Modern television icon, Laverne Cox of Orange Is The New Black, will be starring in The PSA Project. She has become a leading face in the recent trans rights movement after being the first trans woman to appear on the cover of TIME Magazine. Her candid, graceful, open and honest demeanour give a continuous source of hope and inspiration for countless trans people across the world who either feel like they don’t belong or are struggling to love themselves. Her voice also holds significant value as a feminist for creating open dialogue about intersectionality and gender identity.
Another Orange Is The New Black star, Taylor Schilling has been a supporting member of the ERA coalition for quite some time. She also lends her support to the the Time For Change foundation, as well as using her platform to speak up about the importance of Black Lives Matter.
“There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience … If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence.”
-Laverne Cox, ‘The Transgender Tipping Point’ by Katy Steinmetz, TIME Magazine (May 2014)
“Gender equality isn’t just about women. It’s about a world with equal opportunity for all. I support #ERANow’
– Taylor Schilling for ‘Equal Means Equal’ (June 2015)
“Feminism often has a negative connotation, and I am always working towards changing that mindset.” JF
“You want it to be about men as well. It should be about the whole species.” LT
-Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin by Sasha Bronner, Huffington Post (May 2015)
Read Equal Means Equal by Jessica Neuwirth
More info on The PSA Project HERE