Celebrities to amplify black women’s voices by campaign ShareTheMicNow on Instagram

Celebrities to amplify black women’s voices by campaign ShareTheMicNow on Instagram

A new campaign named ShareTheMicNow on Instagram will have black women speak from the accounts of white women, starting...

A new campaign named ShareTheMicNow on Instagram will have black women speak from the accounts of white women, starting Wednesday.


The people who joins the campaign include big celebrities with large platforms from Julia Roberts to Gwenyth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Alex Morgan and Kourtney Kardashian. In the initial broad coalition of women, organizer Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, will take over Kourtney Kardashian’s account; Kahlana Barfield Brown will take over Julia Roberts’ account; Latham Thomas will take over Gwenyth Paltrow’s account; Angelica Ross will take over Hilary Swank’s account; and Ibtihaj Muhammad will take over Alex Morgan’s account.

ShareTheMicNow wants to magnify “Black women and the important work they’re doing in order to catalyze the change that will only come when we truly hear each other’s voices,” the group stated on Tuesday. It “encourages Black and white women in relationship to recreate this action in their own spaces.”

The campaign is one of many initiatives to emerge from a period of remarkable social activism following the death two weeks ago of George Floyd caused by police in Minneapolis.


Planners of the event, including Saint John, authors Glennon Doyle and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, and Stacey Bendet, founder of fashion brand alice+olivia, said they aim to create a lasting social media campaign that magnifies Black women’s lives and stories, forms relationships among Black and white women to fuel future activism; and launches a network of disruptors who know and trust each other to create action for change. According to #SHARETHEMICNOW’s mission statement: “When the world listens to women, it listens to white women. For far too long, Black women’s voices have gone unheard, even though they’ve been using their voices loudly for centuries to enact change. Today, more than ever, it is NECESSARY that we create a unifying action to center Black women’s lives, stories, and calls to action. We need to listen to Black women.”

Black Women who participate in ShareTheMicNow:

  1. Alencia Johnson
  2. Alexa Idama
  3. Angelica Ross
  4. Austin Channing Brown
  5. Bozoma Saint John
  6. Brittney Cooper
  7. Candace Marie
  8. Cari Champion
  9. Christina Rice
  10. Deesha Dyer
  11. Devi Brown
  12. Elaine Welteroth
  13. Elle Hearns
  14. Eunique Jones Gibson
  15. Fresco Steez
  16. Gia Peppers
  17. Ibtihaj Muhammad
  18. Jessica O. Matthews
  19. Jovian Zayne
  20. Julee Wilson
  21. Justina Omokhua
  22. Kahlana Barfield Brown
  23. Keah Brown
  24. Kimberly Blackwell
  25. Latham Thomas
  26. Lauren Wesley Wilson
  27. Lindsay Peoples Wagner
  28. Luvvie Ajayi Jones
  29. Melina Abdullah
  30. Miatta Johnson
  31. Monique Melton
  32. Myleik Teele
  33. Naima Cochrane
  34. Nikki Ogunnaike
  35. Nimotalai Ganiyu
  36. Opal Tometi
  37. Rachel Cargle, Activist
  38. Seun Adigun
  39. Stephanie Thomas
  40. Stephanie Young
  41. Tai Beauchamp
  42. Tarana Burke
  43. Thasunda Brown Duckett
  44. Tiffany Aliche,
  45. Yaba Blay
  46. Yvette Noel Schure

White women who participate in ShareTheMicNow:

  1. Abby Wambach
  2. Ali Krieger
  3. Arianna Huffington
  4. Ashley Graham
  5. Ashley Judd
  6. Ashlyn Harris
  7. Barb Schmidt
  8. Brandi Carlile
  9. Brené Brown
  10. Busy Philipps
  11. Cameron Esposito
  12. Chelsea Handler
  13. Cheryl Strayed
  14. Chrissy Metz
  15. Debra Messing
  16. Diane von Furstenberg
  17. Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. Esther Perel
  19. Glennon Doyle
  20. Gwyneth Paltrow
  21. Hilary Swank
  22. Jen Hatmaker
  23. Jenny Mollen
  24. Jessica Seinfeld
  25. Julia Roberts
  26. Julianne Hough
  27. Kathryn Budig
  28. Katie Couric
  29. Kimberly Williams-Paisley
  30. Kourtney Kardashian
  31. Liz Plank
  32. Mandy Moore
  33. Megan Rapinoe
  34. Melissa Urban
  35. Michelle Monaghan
  36. Nina Tame
  37. Sara Bareilles
  38. Sarah McBride
  39. Sarah Paulson
  40. Sarah Sophie Flicker
  41. Seane Corn
  42. Selma Blair
  43. Sophia Bush
  44. Stacey Bendet
  45. Sue Bird