Appearences, Videos    Leave a Comment January 8, 2018

Here is the full speech of Laura, video and partial transcription from The New York Times.

Laura Dern accepted the award for best supporting actress in a TV series, for her role in “Big Little Lies.” In that show she plays Renata Klein, the mother of a girl who is being harassed at school. She used part of her acceptance speech to express support for those who speak out against abuse and spoke about playing an “outrageous, complicated woman — a terrified mother.”

Terrified because her little girl was being abused and bullied, and she was too afraid to speak up.

Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silencing and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth, but to promote restorative justice. May we also, please, protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star. Bless you, bless everyone who worked on this. All the people who support me and my beautiful children, thank you for all of your work and love.

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