Nathalie Kelley is no stranger to using her platform to call out injustice and inequality in the world. From women’s issues to Latinx and environmental causes, she’s all about shining a light on matters close to her heart. And today is no exception.
The Baker and the Beauty star is taking part in a global movement – wearing red – to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in America.
In a social media post, the Peruvian-Australian actress explains the campaign hashtag: #WhyWeWearRed:
“Because Indigenous women are 10 times more likely to go missing than the national average,” she begins.
“Because of the 5712 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women reported in 2016, only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice database,” she continues.
“Because this is an epidemic that NO ONE is talking about.”
She also highlights the many injustices native American women face through violence, human trafficking and the pipeline and gas industries.
“We need to start talking about this and demanding justice and protection for our sisters,” Nathalie writes.
And we couldn’t agree more.
If you’d like to show your support, post a photo of yourself on social media wearing red with the hashtag, #WhyWeWearRed and help start a conversation about the plight of Indigenous women.