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Tarana Burke Will Be Kicking Off 2018 By Dropping The Ball In Times Square

That's THE BALL. And more importantly, that's THE TARANA BURKE.

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Tonight, Tarana Burke, long-time activist, writer, and founder of the #MeToo movement, will be lowering the giant crystal ball that counts down the final ten seconds of the current year. That's THE BALL. And more importantly, that's THE TARANA BURKE.

The face of a revolution shared the announcement on her social media channels earlier this month, and WHEW the moment is so close now I can't take it.

Welp! Looks like the cat is out of the bag. Yours truly will be pressing the Waterford crystal button to release th…


Not familiar with Tarana Burke? Let's fix that.

Burke, who has spent her career working in social justice activism, told BuzzFeed's Aisha Gani earlier this year that "Me Too" did not begin as a hashtag.

"It started off as a community campaign," Burke said, adding that she wanted to give the young people she met language they felt comfortable using "because a lot of times we take it for granted whether people even know they survived a thing."

"That's what Me Too is about," she said. "This is a way I can talk to you, that you hear me, and you understand that you're not alone. And this is a larger movement that is about radical community healing."

Burke was named one of Time's "Silence Breakers," who the magazine names as the 2017 Person Of The Year. Because YES.