“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey
Since our 2017 Women’s History Month tribute, a LOT has happened. #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns are empowering women like never before. Their voices are being heard, long overdue changes are being made, and their strength and determination is inspiring others.
For our tribute we have asked artists to portray women that they feel embody the characteristics of strong, inspirational, fun, powerful women. Whether it’s through their character, actions or words, these women have made a difference and or continue to make a difference.
The first woman we are paying homage to is none other than Carrie Fisher. Born on October 21, 1956, Carrie is the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She was a writer, humorist and of course, an actress. She rose above her bipolar disorder and drug addiction issues to become a respected force in the entertainment industry. She always called it like she saw it and described herself as an “enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God.”
Fisher was also a strong advocate for some great causes including: LGBT rights, was an honorary board member for the International Bipolar Foundation, she was a staunch supporter of animal rights and contributed to HIV and AIDS foundations.
Fisher’s film career began in 1975 with the film “Shampoo” and spanned 43 years ending in 2018 with an upcoming film called “Wonderwell.” She wrote 4 novels, 4 non fiction, 3 screenplays, and 3 plays. She won the Saturn Awards President’s award in 1990 as well as a Grammy in 2018 for Best Spoken Word Album, “The Princess Diarist.” Aside from those, she was also nominated for a BAFTA award, and Emmy awards. This is only “the tip of the iceberg”
Stay tuned, we will be releasing more images throughout the month.