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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

America Ferrera

Finalist in Activism

About America Ferrera

An Emmy and Golden Globe winner, America Ferrera has become one of the most outspoken actresses in Hollywood, especially when it comes to women’s rights and equality. Serving as the opening speaker at the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017, America also encourages her 615K+ Instagram followers to “Harness your energy to power change.” America even co-created Harness, which pairs important cultural figures across various industries with grassroots leaders to bring visibility to vulnerable communities. She also uses her Twitter account to preach positivity, empowerment, and support to people of all communities, tweeting out articles, links, and messages that raise awareness for a wide range of causes.

America Ferrera's best work on social