‘On The Record’ Put Black Survivors At The Forefront. Drew Dixon Hopes To Keep Them There.
Since #MeToo went viral in 2017, it has transformed our culture for the better.
The movement, created by activist Tarana Burke in 2006, has helped survivors and allies push back against (Edited per community guidelines) culture and rally to hold abusers accountable, ousting media moguls, comedy icons, world-renowned chefs and politicians. Invoking the legacies of Harriet Jacobs, Rosa Parks, Recy Taylor and Anita Hill, Black women survivors have carved out spaces to raise awareness, disrupt (Edited per community guidelines)ual violence in the Black community, and most importantly, heal. However, the movement hasn’t quite had the same impact in the music industry, specifically in hip-hop and R&B.
In this piece, writer Kellee Terrell spoke to Drew Dixon, one of the first women to publicly come forward with (Edited per community guidelines)ual assault accusations against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Nearly a year after the documentary “On the Record” debuted at Sundance, Dixon opened up about the devastation of Oprah Winfrey dropping out as a producer of the film, her worry that it would never reach its intended audience and why we must center and believe Black survivors.