Every girl must decide whether to be true to herself or true to the world.
—Glennon Doyle Melton
If women are empowered, the world becomes a greater place, but it isn’t just about bringing our strengths, it’s about celebrating our vulnerability. This isn’t about “strong, female characters”, this is about a true feminine revolution.
Beyond choosing diverse female roles in acting, writing about women’s issues and becoming active in championing for women in the workplace, Lopez is passionate about helping women as a friend, mentor and advocate.
She is a mentor with the American Chamber of Commerce in France on the Women’s Committee. She started the international arm of the Women’s Network with the New York Times, and remained as the Chair for three years. She was a facilitator and face for Google’s #IamRemarkable program, that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments.
Her film sets are made up of predominantly female crew.
Her first film on female rage, Raging Cult, helped address the disparity of how men and women are able to express their anger.
“Kill them with kindness” we were told growing up. Anger isn’t lady-like. Rage and anger are on a lot of womxn’s minds lately, and with abortion bans, #MeToo/#balancetonporc, gender pay gap steady, domestic abuse and homicide on the rise – just to name a few issues. Holding onto anger makes us ill, means we aren’t able to let things go and also means we aren’t trusting an emotion that has sought to protect us for hundreds of years. Anger, when used productively, can be one of the most powerful emotions for change, but if we aren’t allowed to feel it, how will we know?