Keisha on Weinstein: ‘We’ve had it’

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Friday, 13 October 2017, 2:27PM
Keisha Castle-Hughes. Photo / Getty
Keisha Castle-Hughes. Photo / Getty

Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes has taken to social media to voice her opinion about the multitude of sexual assault claims made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Castle-Hughes shared a selfie of herself in an audition room advocating not “bowing down to advantageous behaviour by those in power.”

She captioned the powerful message: “Back in a waiting room auditioning and feeling uncertain on how I looked, as per usual, because so much of the industry I work in has been built on taking advantage of these insecurities.”

“I am guilty of buying into this bullshit more often than not over my career. Am I pretty enough? Am I thin enough? Will they like me?”

“So I pulled out my phone to check myself and this great picture was behind me reminding me that I am enough, and always have been. I am beyond proud and encouraged by the union of my sisters in my industry this past week. We've all f**king had it, and I have hope that the time has come to move into the space we all deserve to have.”

“A space where choosing art doesn't require sacrificing who you are or bowing to advantageous behaviour by those in power in order to create.”

“Together we stand my sisters. Our time is here, it always has been, but now we won't shut up. 💓”

 Fellow Kiwi actress Rose McIver gave her a ‘high five’ in the comments section of her post.

 We praise her strong and wise words, and hope all those affected are brave enough to speak out.

Back in a waiting room auditioning and feeling uncertain on how I looked, as per usual, because so much of the industry I work in has been built on taking advantage of these insecurities. I am guilty of buying into this bullshit more often than not over my career. Am I pretty enough? Am I thin enough? Will they like me? So I pulled out my phone to check myself and this great picture was behind me reminding me that I am enough, and always have been. I am beyond proud and encouraged by the union of my sisters in my industry this past week. We've all fucking had it, and I have hope that the time has come to move into the space we all deserve to have. A space where choosing art doesn't require sacrificing who you are or bowing to advantageous behavior by those in power in order to create. Together we stand my sisters. Our time is here, it always has been, but now we won't shut up. 💓

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