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In the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern womanOne month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union -- a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies -- instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: ''It is for you that I am speaking.

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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union is the author of We're Going to Need More Wine, a New York Times bestseller, and Welcome to the Party, her first book for children. She's also an actress, activist, and New York and Company fashion designer. Union starred as a judge on America's Got Talent, and currently stars on L.A.'s Finest with co-star Jessica Alba. She played the titular character in the critically acclaimed drama Being Mary Jane on BET and starred in various movies such as Think Like a Man; Think Like a Man Too; and Bring it On. She is an outspoken activist for women's reproductive health and victims of sexual assault and is currently an Ambassador in Susan G. Komen for the Cures Circle of Promise and a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood's breast health initiative. She has also served on President Barack Obama's National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women.

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