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Jessica Barth responds to Weinstein conviction

Jessica Barth; Actress, Writer & Founder, Voices in Action Hearing the verdict today was a surreal culmination of what has been the past two years. Speaking out against, arguably, the most powerful & most vindictive producer in Hollywood has not come without great sacrifice to our careers, personal lives & well being. Yet, we continued.…
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Jessica Mann says the word “no” was a trigger for Weinstein,

“If he heard the word ‘no,’ it was like a trigger for him,” said Jessica Mann, choking back tears on the stand of the Harvey Weinstein trial. It’s not a new concept, but it’s one that is commonly overlooked. So let’s put it out there again: Sexual assault and rape are not about the sexual…
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Weinstein’s Legal Team Tries to Discredit Annabella Sciorra Using a Clip From a Comedy Show

Annabella Sciorra took the stand today in the Harvey Weinstein trial in New York to testify that he raped her in an emotional day of examination and cross examination. Sciorra said that Weinstein forced his way into her apartment 25 years ago, began to take his clothes off, and forced himself on her. When she…
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#MeToo vs. Donna Rotonnu

I’ve been following the Harvey Weinstein trial since it started just over a week ago and I have questions. Many questions. We all do, I know. But there’s one that really keeps haunting me and every time I see another photo like the one below, it bothers me more and more: Are we really sure…
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It Took Two Years & 100 Women To Prosecute Weinstein. Why Aren’t We Asking Why?

On January 6, 2020, Harvey Weinstein limped into court with help from his walker and his enablers for the first day of his New York City trial to face charges of rape among other assault accusations. That same day, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office held a press conference to announce four charges against…
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30 Excruciating Examples of What Real “Self Care” Looks Like

Self-care has become such a buzzword. It’s easy to understand why—by definition, taking care of yourself really comes with no downsides. But now there’s a nebulous gray area of self-care now doesn’t sit right with me. “Stay fresh, stay self cared up!” The meme gods remind me. Yes, Instagram. I shall obey. (But how exactly…
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Voices in Action: Healing Through Yoga in 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that beginning in 2020, Voices in Action will begin holding extremely affordable trauma-informed group yoga sessions for survivors of trauma and abuse. The mind-body connection in healing is undeniable and the benefits of yoga for anyone struggling through emotional and physical turmoil are numerous, but not everyone has access to classes…
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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 3 #MeToo Bills Against Sexual Harrassment

Last week, Voices in Action founder and CEO Jessica Barth joined other voices of the Movement in the industry at a meeting held by Time’s Up to discuss how far we’ve all come and the progress made. Other change makers at the meeting include Voices in Action ambassador Mira Sorvino, Lili Bernard, Pamela Guest, and Lou Goldbold…
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Voices in Action Speaks Out at the Nashville Film Festival

Last week, Voices in Action was at the Nashville Film Festival for a #MeToo panel discussion featuring founder and CEO, Jessica Barth, and VIA ambassador and activist Johnathon Schaech. The panel covered the progress of the Movement and where we go from here. Voices in Action was there to table the event and hand out…
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Voices in Action Hosts The Urgency of Change To A Sold Out Crowd

On April 25, Voices in Action brought together Silence Breakers, survivors, and supporters for a powerful discussion panel, The Urgency of Change. Held at The Riveter in West Los Angeles, this event highlighted how far the entertainment industry has come since the birth of the #MeToo movement and continued to discuss how much further we…
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