Twitter’s #HereWeAre Oscars Commercial Makes A Statement About Female Empowerment
Twitter, the social media juggernaut, made a powerful statement during the 2018 Oscars by airing their first-ever television commercial all about female empowerment.
In a surprise move for those unaware of Twitter’s move into television, the social media giant made a powerful statement during last night’s Oscars. Attacking directly the ongoing flood of sexual assault and harassment allegations, Twitter aired its first-ever television commercial that was all about female empowerment through promoting the hashtag #HereWeAre.
“We stand with women around the world to make their voices heard and their presence known,” the social media platform tweeted on Sunday. “To bring them front and center, today and every day. Join us as we say #HereWeAre.” The ad features a group of women from all walks of life, ages and ethnicities. Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Julie Dash, actress / director Issa Rae, and documentary filmmaker and activist Jennifer Brea were just a few of the many featured.
Anchored by a poem from New York City poet Denice Frohman, who also performs her piece in the 90-second spot, says poiginantly, “If this poem is the only thing that survives me, tell them, this is how I happened. Tell them, I built me a throne. Tell them, when we discovered life on another planet,it was a woman — and she built a bridge, not a border.”
You can watch the #HereWeAre ad below and please support these gender-equality movements so that the future can be a brighter place.
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 5, 2018