Margaret Atwood and #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke will join previously announced Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Academy Award nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay on the list of vanguards whom VH1 Trailblazer Honors will celebrate to kick off Women’s History Month. Global superstar Rita Ora is also set to perform her personal anthem “Soul Survivor”.
Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. She is best-known for her modern classic The Handmaid’s Tale, now a critically acclaimed television series.
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls, Burke has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too’ movement.
The one-hour special will air on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8th at 9PM ET/PT, on VH1 and Logo.