Tony-nominated playwright and actor Danai Gurira (Eclipsed, Black Panther) stopped by The Daily Show With Trevor Noah earlier this week. Though February 14 is the star’s birthday, it marks a milestone in Gurira’s life as an activist—sparked by her Broadway play.
“During Eclipsed, the focus is about girls and how they get displaced and abducted during war—the sexual violence that happens during conflict,” Gurira explained. “It was really about highlighting the personhood: the lives and the struggles of women and girls going through that.
“I really wanted to find a way to highlight that in a way that was more permanent than saying, ‘Oh we’re on Broadway now,’” she continued. “The idea of Love Our Girls was I want to take back Valentine’s Day my own way and say, 'If we loved on women and girls more, would we really be in a state of this level of disparity between the genders?'”
Her goal is to nurture awareness for the accomplishments and needs of women and girls. For more information and to join the cause, visit LOGPledge.org.