There are many things, people, and organizations that can bring out inspiration. Sometimes an inspirational person can bring more attention to a cause or vice versa. For me, this is the case with Kerry Washington. I was aware and inspired by her work and advocacy, and she brought my attention to the Purple Purse Allstate Foundation.
The Purple Purse Allstate Foundation works to help abusive relationship victims escape their situation through financial education and empowerment. Many women struggle to leave abusive relationships due to financial dependence. Donations can help with food allowances, child care, transportation, counseling, schooling, and personal credit. The foundation has helped more than 800,000 victims escape their abusive situations.
Kerry Washington is an actress known and award nominated for her work. She was born in the Bronx, New York. She attended Spence School and participated in theatre. She graduated in 1994 and then attended George Washington University. She graduated with honors in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology. She has since appeared in movies and television series, including her award nominated performance on Scandal.
Kerry Washington married Nnamdi Asomugha in 2013. They have had a daughter and a son. Before and since her marriage Kerry has been politically and socially actively involved in multiple causes. In 2007, she participated in Lee National Denim Day to support Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. She is a supporter of gay rights and has been given honors and awards for her work on behalf of gay rights. She is a member of Creative Coalition and V-Day. Her work with the latter, as well as with the Purple Purse Allstate Foundation, bring awareness and aid to combat violence against women and girls.
Whether her work as an actress or an activist has inspired you, Kerry Washington has inspired and continues to inspire many. Whether her causes or other causes inspire you, she is an example of spreading kindness and support. Be inspired! Have a bright day!