Ladies Take Action
Taraji P. Henson has a few words to say to the ladies, and not just the ones in the industry. Being a woman who has overcame many of the hardships that have come her way and overcoming the obstacles that were meant to stop her, she understands how hard it can get sometimes. As Taraji was honored at the 2016 Women In Film Crystal +Lucy Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, she told people in an interview “Just don’t take no sh— (Henson)”. As a woman people already try to make things hard for you, but we can let them ruin us. Taraji expresses that we have to speak up and beat the odds if we want to be successful. “You know, know you have a voice. Know that your voice is important and fight until it’s heard. That’s what I did” Henson said. The Empire Star who was presented the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television expressed how thankful she was for the award while advising women to let their voices be heard.
When Taraji was receiving her award she made a call to all women to continue to fight for equality in the workplace. "People are honoring me, and that's because I've worked my a–– off to let people know that my voice is important, and you will not smother me," she said. "You will not tell me that I'm not important. You will not tell me. So that's how I build a career. I watched a lot of people eat crow. (Henson)”. She is promoting that all women stand up for themselves and use their voice because that is the only way out. Starting today I encourage all women to use their voice a little more, use it to its full potential.