“We Will Change The World” Taraji P. Henson On The Power Of Women Working Together
Sadly, a commonly held assumption is that too many women working together is problematic. The thought is that there will be pettiness, bickering, cat fights, jealousy. But, I can tell you from experience that that doesn’t have to be true. When you’re around, mature, women with a common goal, miraculous things can happen.
But don’t take my word for it, (Shout to LeVar Burton.) see what Taraji P. Henson had to say about women uniting.
In promotion for the upcoming film, Hidden Figures, she shared her thoughts, while Octavia Spencer and Pharrell cosigned and encouraged this truth.
“What you will see in this film is that you see women come together and support each other, not cat, claw, fight, hate on each other for one role. But when you embrace each other and you stick together, look what these women were able to accomplish. They would not have been able to accomplish that if Mary hated on anybody in her office. If Mary got at her ego and said, ‘Well, I wanted that job.’ Knowing Katherine was the only mind to do it. If she hated on Katherine, would we be in space? Women gotta understand, we work better together. The power in women sticking together—we will change the world. We will! And until we get that we’re going nowhere.”
As a deacon in my Daddy’s childhood church used to say, “Get right church and let’s go home.”
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”