Because of Donald Trump.
Because in the wake of the 2016 election I was stunned at how many women accepted “grab her by the pussy” as locker room talk.
Because I saw how a show like “Will & Grace” changed mainstream America’s perception of gay people, and felt called to tell stories that changed America’s perception of women — who we are and what we’re capable of.
Because I’m tired of the only women’s roles being that of wife or girlfriend, Madonna or whore.
Because we need the Bechdel test.
Because I want passionately for more women to share their gifts and claim their power, instead of buying into the systemic sexism that bullies us into playing small.
Because I believe that women leaders are the key to a better world.
Because women are a mighty force.