Need a break from the Trump train? Trying to find away out for the foetal position after last nights bizarre and terrifying Whitehouse presser? Then its worth heading Streep’s way again and listening to her full speech for the Human Rights Campaign and imagining for a moment what it could be like if a leader of the free world spoke words that inspired not baffled, united not divided. Because, as Meryl so eloquently stated at the HMC Awards, a world filled people with targets on their foreheads placed there by the Trump administration needs us. They need us right now.
“It compels me to stand up in front of people and say words that haven’t been written for me, but that come from my life, from my convictions, and I have to stand up. It’s embarrassing and it is terrifying to put the target on your forehead, and it sets you up for all sorts of attacks by armies of brownshirts and bots and worse. And the only way you can do it is to feel you have to, you don’t have an option you have no option is to stand up. Be up. Act up!” Meryl Streep