August 3, 2021

Annie Lennox, velvet-voiced activism

Before Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Emma Watson, before celebrity activism became central to personal branding, it was Annie Lennox. Since the end of the 80s, the best white voice of living soul has shown its face in the fight against AIDS, in Live Aid concerts, in campaigns for Greenpeace Y International Amnesty, in the demands for freedom for Tibet, against the war in Gaza, in defense of democracy in Myanmar, for refugees in Syria, Somalia or Yemen …

Who is it?

  • Half of the eighties duo Eurythmics and the velvety voice of the Interview with the Vampire soundtrack. She has the distinction of “the most successful British artist in history”, the Billboard Century Award, a Golden Globe, eight Brit Awards and four Grammys.
  • In 2011, she received from Elizabeth II the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an award for “her charitable campaigns and leadership in humanitarian causes.”
  • His leadership is tireless. “I feel paralyzed if I don’t contribute. The world is a beauty but it is entangled in problems ”.

“I have been attacked by trolls and have been ridiculed at times, but music is a force for good. It can focus on invisible problems and galvanize resources “, defends the Scottish singer at 65. In 2008, Lennox fundó The Circle, an organization to contribute to the global advancement of women, which is now mobilizing urgently to alleviate the increase in sexist violence During the pandemic: The United Nations estimates that there will be 15 million more cases worldwide.

At the March4Women event, for Women’s Day.

The collection takes the form of an auction that includes videos with personalized performances by Sting, Hozier or Emeli Sande and a signed Taylor Swift guitar. “There is a parallel war in homes, an invisible war against women that is raging in countries where they cannot even report. It is time to go beyond #MeToo, which has been a phenomenal victory thanks to the intervention of Hollywood stars, and that the media also begin to talk about the global situation of women. It’s absolutely ghastly. “