Say It Loud: Celebrity Activists Who Speak Out On Social Injustices

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Ashley Judd

Actress Ashley Judd makes headlines for her commitment to using her fame to bring global attention to issues she cares about, including HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and reproductive rights. Judd has been an outspoken, well-traveled activist for feminist and humanitarian causes, including gender equality, public health and alleviating poverty. She wrote a widely discussed online essay for The Daily Beast last spring about criticisms of her appearance, saying such complaints about women’s bodies represent a subtle form of violence. She spoke on the same topic at a Nashville fundraiser in April. Also a democratic advocate, Judd took on the role of delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012. She’s an at-large member of the Tennessee delegation and was a campaign surrogate for President Barack Obama, speaking to supporters on his behalf.

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