Lena Dunham poses with her award backstage at Variety’s Power Of Women New York held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday afternoon (April 24).
The 28-year-old Girls actress was just one of many honorees at the event, where she spoke out about her own sexual assault in a moving speech.
“When I was raped I felt powerless. I felt my value had been determined by someone else. Someone who sent me the message that my body was not my own, and my choices were meaningless,” Lena shared on stage.
She continued, “It took years to recognize my personal worth was not tied to my assault; the voices telling me I deserved this were phantoms, they were liars. So as a feminist, as a sexual assault survivor, my ultimate goal is to use my experience, my platform, and yes, my privilege, to reverse stigma and give voice to other survivors.”
“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Mrs. Obama told the crowd. “I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you. We have so much hope and dreams for you.”
Make sure to watch the special when it airs on BET on Sunday, April 5 at 7/6c.
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Rosamund Pike is smashing in a red and white dress while attending the 2015 Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party held at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on Friday (February 20) in West Hollywood, Calif.
Rosamund chatted about how she will prep for the 2015 Oscars at the cocktail party.
“I’m keeping it real because I’ve got my children. My son just threw all of his cars in the swimming pool and I found myself promising to dive in and retrieve them all. There must be about 52, so that will be tomorrow morning. So I think, ‘OK, well that’s sort of going to be like the morning wake up call,’” Rosamund shared to E! News.
FYI: Rosamund is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress. Jennifer is wearing a Max Mara dress. Meryl is wearing a Max Mara blouse and clutch. Laura is wearing a Max Mara jumpsuit. Lake is wearing a Max Mara dress. Michelle is wearing a Roksanda dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Michael Kors clutch, with EF Collection and EFFY jewels.
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