(LOS ANGELES) — Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union are two of the women who have answered the call from Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter to participate in a fun, empowering challenge for Women’s History Month.
It all started when Carter challenged a group of industry peers — including Berry, Union, Angela Basset, Tasha Smith, Luptia Nyong’o and June Ambrose — to “show the world when women unite anything is possible” by dancing to their favorite empowering song.
Union was one of the first to accept the fun task, adding an empowering message.
“We have all been through something in this life,” she wrote, captioning a video of her lip-syncing to Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon Cry.”
“All women share these common truths and we can ALL rise when we stick together and uplift each other. Let’s keep this going and laugh and have fun along the way,” she continued, before challenging more of her famous friends, including Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba, and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Berry also followed suit and sang to Destiny’s Child’s “I’m a Survivor.”
“Thank you @therealruthecarter for challenging me this #WomensHistoryMonth to dance like I damn well please,” she wrote alongside her video. “This one goes out to the incredible female survivors I have encountered in my life, the women who have the tenacity to live on their own terms. The ones who take risks, hustle hard and will stop at nothing to provide the best life for themselves and the people they love.”
She then tagged a few of her friends, including Ciara, Kelly Rowland and Reese Witherspoon.
The challenge doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.
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