Check Out How Rachel Zegler Is Using Her Voice to Support and Educate Anyone Who Needs It
With her newfound following, actress Rachel Zegler has been advocating for Black Lives Matter, people of color, sexual assault survivors, and the LGBTQ+ community now more than ever.
Since being cast in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (set to release this December), Rachel Zegler has been using her ever-growing platform to be a voice for the people – all people.
The singer-songwriter has been a powerful force on social media, urging her followers to sign petitions for unjust racial violence victims, donate to the right Black Lives Matter-supporting organizations, and learn the facts about events happening in our world before simply becoming a bandwagon activist.
ANOTHER REMINDER THAT THE GOFUNDME GOING AROUND IN TOYIN’S NAME WAS CREATED BY ABUSIVE FAMILY MEMBERS. DO NOT SHARE IT OR DONATE.
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) June 16, 2020
Like many of us, Rachel wants justice for Breonna Taylor and continues to speak up on how to do so, including phone numbers, inspiring graphics, and appropriate information to spread.
breonna taylor SHOULD have been 27 today. here’s what we can do for her: pic.twitter.com/Ct1ncgw5Qf
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) June 5, 2020
She has been researching outlets as well, making a call to RAINN herself (an anti-sexual assault organization with a hotline for survivors) to check and see how “legit” and beneficial they are before promoting it on her Twitter.
I just called the number to make sure it was all legit, and was connected to a lovely operator 10 minutes from my home. She told me it was free, and that people are there 24/7 to listen and offer guidance on how to move forward. (Thank you, Miss Muhammad!)
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) June 15, 2020
The 19 year-old is honest with her followers time and time again, even going as far to admit that she limited the comments on one of her posts in order to protect those who may read them and be hurt or take offense to other people’s words.
yes, i have hidden replies because some of them could be harmful to the trans community, and my page is meant to be a safe haven for them. take your transphobia elsewhere, assholes. i am here to protect my siblings.
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) June 10, 2020
From singing as Maria on the big screen in West Side Story to covering Ariana Grande in social media videos to speaking up for what she believes in every chance she gets, it is clear that Rachel Zegler is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation.