Tarana Burke


The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have […]


The founder of the #MeToo movement says she’s ‘deeply offended’ by Lee Daniels’ plan to create a comedy that’s reportedly inspired by the movement. Tarana Burke created the #MeToo movement more than 12 years ago, but it’s only been within the last year that it went global primarily due to the endorsement of white women. When it was announced that Daniels […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women’s Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups in this first round of funding were chosen in consultation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. They are focused on under served communities such as those of color, […]

Before fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein rolled up to the New York City Police Department Friday morning to turn himself in, Tarana Burke, the founder of the #Me Too movement, said his arrest on sexual assault charges represents a shift in the movement to change how sexual violence is handled. “This moves from the court of public opinion […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Tarana Burke and her MeToo movement are getting a financial boost for their work fighting sexual violence. The New York Women’s Foundation said it has raised an initial $1 million for a fund to support Burke and the movement she founded 12 years ago, with a goal of raising at least […]

On Jacque’s last segment of Inside Her Story, she talked with Sophia Nelson, an attorney and author, about the latest allegations against R. Kelly. During the interview, Nelson called out Tarana Burke and her MeToo movement for not doing enough. Burke caught wind of this and got into a nasty Twitter battle over it. Jacque is going Inside Her Story with Burke […]

NEW YORK (AP) — They were honoring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke — a name unknown to most people until six months ago — who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual Power of Women event on Friday. Burke, who founded the MeToo […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, is working on a book. The Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink told The Associated Press on Friday that Burke’s “Where the Light Enters” is scheduled to come out early next year. Burke, who will co-write the book with asha bandele, will tell her […]

The #MeToo movement took social media by storm in the wake of multiple sexual assault cases that have swept through the entertainment and political sphere. Tarana Burke the founder of the #MeToo movement has been working on fighting against sexual assault for the last 10 years to make life better for survivors. She along with […]

New Year’s Eve will be especially woke this year. Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will push the Waterford Crystal button–beginning the 60-second countdown to release the glittery ball in Times Square on December 31. “I am delighted to be participating in this momentous occasion,” Burke, 44, said in a press release. “I think […]

NEW YORK (AP) — An activist who started a “Me Too” campaign a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence will start this year’s ceremonial ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment say Tarana Burke will push the crystal button that officially begins the 60-second […]