Sa'iyda Shabazz
January 07, 2018 7:26 pm

Shailene Woodley is one of the eight actresses joined by a female activist at the Golden Globes tonight, and she is joined by Calina Lawrence, an indigenous activist from Washington state, a member of the Suquamish Tribe, and a musician. The women originally met while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and on the red carpet, Lawrence discussed the intersection of #TimesUp with other social movements:

"It's an honor to stand as a representative for missing and murdered indigenous women in solidarity with the women who are empowering the #TimesUp movement and beyond."

Referring to herself as an art-ivist on her website, Lawrence uses her music to address violence against women, police brutality, mass incarceration, media misrepresentation of Native Americans, among other issues. She has traveled across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California to educate, perform, and protest. She is an advocate for Native Treaty Rights and the Mni Wiconi movement (which means “water is life”).

Lawrence’s and Woodley’s connection is based on more than mutual activism. Earlier today, Woodley also shared a video on Instagram of the two after a sleepover, relaxing before they got ready for the red carpet — where they wore all black in solidarity with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.

It is so beautiful to see their friendship, activism, and strength on display tonight at the Golden Globes.

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