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Who is the Black Woman on the Cover of TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’?

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TIME magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” as Person of the Year for 2017. These are the group of people, mostly women, who have spoken up again sexual assault and harassment by people in powerful positions, including giant figures in entertainment, politics, corporate America, and beyond.

The cover for this Person of the Year issue features a black woman you might not be too familiar with. Her name is Adama Iwu,

Adama is a San Francisco-based lobbyist who helped ignite the conversation about work place harassment in California’s capitol. She is a government affairs expert for Visa and one of the founders of We Said Enough, a group of women leaders in politics in California who signed an op-ed  addressing systematic harassment at the work place. The Los Angeles Times run the op-ed along with this story.

 

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“It’s hard to call 147 women liars, ” said Adama in the TIME’s interview. “We can’t all be crazy. We can’t all be sluts”. Watch the short video below on why she spoke up.

 

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