“I want to be buried very early in the morning, 4:00 a.m. Before sunrise. Everyone knows my sarcophagus is at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn up on that hill overlooking Warner Brothers, at the Court of Remembrance. I don’t want any press swarming around. I want this to be private, just family, cousins, Robin, Harold, and you. If you do this early in the morning they will not be able to photograph. That would be a horror! If something like that ended up in the press, I would be so upset.” - Bette Davis
From Kathryn Sermak’s book, Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis.
The predator wants your silence. It feeds their power, entitlement AND they want it to feed your shame.
Our bodies are not the ‘spoils of war’… a trophy to be collected to fuel your ego. It’s OURS!!! It doesn’t belong to you!! And when you take it without permission, it DESTROYS…… like a virus!!!
To the predators.. Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend…. I say to you, ‘You can choose your sin but you don’t get to choose the consequences.’ To the victims…. I see you. I believe you… and I’m listening.
Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Sasha Lane, photographed by Jack Davison for The New York Times ‘Great Performers’, December 2016.