Twitter Brings Female Leaders Together for Empowering Film

Poet Denice Frohman Provides Stirring Words

By Ann-Christine Diaz. Published on Jul 13, 2017

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Twitter joins the conversation on female empowerment in a new video released today, #SheInspiresMe. Poet Denice Frohman anchors the film as she recites her own empowering verse: "I heard a woman becomes herself the first time she speaks without permission ... Say beautiful and point to the map of your body. Say brave and wear your skin like a gown or a suit. Say hero and cast yourself in a lead role … When a woman tells her story she lives forever."

Her words appear one by one on the screen as other women defiantly look at the camera. Among them are actresses like Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari, former Undersecretary of State Charlotte Beers, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, DJ Hesta Prynn and musical artist CharliXCX.

Photographer Emil Winiker captured all the women for the film during a Twitter event at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. #SheInspiresMe is the company's ongoing initiative to support female voices. The company previously leveraged the hashtag during International Women's Day and also held a #SheInspiresMe event at SXSW. The film also continues Twitter's ongoing effort to show how the platform is where people go to find out what's being talked about, right now.

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