Time magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year will be “The Silence Breakers,” those who came forward with their stories about being victims of pervasive sexual harassment.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief revealed the cover on NBC’s “TODAY” show, saying one of the women shown only partially on the cover will be someone Time spoke to however “doesn’t feel of which she can come forward without threatening her livelihood.”
@TODAYshow: WATCH: “The image you see partially on the cover will be of a woman we talked to… who doesn’t feel of which she can come forward without threatening her livelihood.” @TIME EIC @efelsenthal talks #TIMEPOY cover
The photo includes others inside “me too” revelations: activist Adama Iwu, actress Ashley Judd, singer Taylor Swift, strawberry picker Isabel Pascual along with former Uber engineer Susan Fowler.
“The women along with men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations along with virtually all corners of the globe,” Time said in its story about the cover.
President Donald Trump along with China’s President Xi Jinping were named as the second along with third most influential people, respectively.