Talkhouse Share ‘She Persisted’ Video by Steve Lippman Featuring Roseanne Cash, Allison Moorer, Carly Simon, more Reading Coretta Scott King’s Letter

Steve Lippman, aka FLIP, best known for directing music short films/videos/documentaries for the likes of David Bowie, Laurie Anderson and Dolly Parton, has released a video titled She Persisted via Talkhouse today. In the video, dozens of women, including Rosanne Cash, Carly Simon and Bridget Everett, read the 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King that Elizabeth Warren was unable read to while opposing Jeff Sessions’ nomination as U.S. Attorney General. The result is a powerful three-and-a-half-minute video of women coming together in solidarity.

Not quite everyone made the final cut, but everyone who submitted is listed below. They all stepped up. They all made this with me.

Sharon Ainsberg
Ann-Elizabeth Barnes
Cheryl Bentyne
Suzanne Bertish
Zoey Birdsong
Carolyn Bisson
Stephanie J. Block
Lisa Boone
Blair Brown
Rosanne Cash
Bridget Everett
Indhira Flowers
Chrystal Genesis
Laurie Green
Manie Kaur Grewal
La Tanya Hall
Heather Hartshorn
Jordyn Holt
Dorna Khazeni
Lauren Kinhan
Judy Kuhn
Lisa Jo LaMere
Miranda LaMere
Jodi Long
Dina Marie
Lela Means
Jane Monheit
Maddie Moore
Allison Moorer
Julia Murney
Darmia Hope Murphy Elliott
Donna Murphy
Charlotte Nagy
Kim Nazarian
Silje Nergaard
Bebe Neuwirth
Laura Nik
Claudine Ohayon
Andi Oliver
Angela Paul
Ellen Petty
Isobel Petty
Catalina Ruiz-Healy
Catherine Russell
Janis Siegel
Carly Simon
Hillary Stokes
Toni Trucks
Olivia Vesecky
Suki Vesecky
Kim Ward
Holly Foster Wells
Mary Wharton
Kathleen Harrahan Wyly
Elizabeth and Amy Ziff

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