The Golden Globes kicked off awards season for 2018 on Sunday (7 January), allowing A-listers to show their solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, hoping to tackle abuse and discrimination against women.
But while the stars on the red carpet were all seen wearing black outfits as a silent protest to show their support, a number of others took things a step further by showing up to the ceremony with activists who’ve worked towards women’s equality as their guest.
Michelle Williams was pictured on the red carpet with the founder of #MeToo, which gives a voice to women and men who have been the victims of sexual abuse.
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Speaking to Ryan Seacrest from E!, Michelle said: “We’re here because of Tarana. You may think we’re here because I was nominated for something but that’s really not the case.
“We’re here because Tarana started a movement and she planted a seed years ago and it’s grown and caught fire. She started the #MeToo movement.
“I am moved beyond measure to be standing next to this woman, I have tears in my eyes and a smile on my face.”
Similarly, Meryl Streep posed for photographers next to Ai-jen Poo, while Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Amy Poehler and Laura Dern also had women who’ve been working towards making a change in the world at their side on the red carpet.
Find out a bit more about the activists in attendance below…
Tarana Burke and Michelle WilliamsTarana founded the #MeToo movement more than 10 years ago, giving a voice to those who have been affected by sexual assault or harassment.
The movement garnered a lot of attention in 2017, in the wake of the wave of allegations made against key figures in Hollywood, sparked by initial accusations surrounding mogul Harvey Weinstein.Marai Larasi and Emma WatsonMarai is the executive director of Imkaan, a women’s organisation which specifically aims to tackle violence against BAME women in the United Kingdom.Ai-jen Poo and Meryl StreepAi-jen Poo is best known as the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which aims to ensure that domestic workers have all the rights they’re entitled to.
Throughout her career, she’s also worked to make sure elderly people in America have access to affordable care and works closely with female migrant …