Emma Broyles is Miss America and the very first Korean-American to hold that title. She uses her platform to promote Special Olympics, as her older brother has Down Syndrome. Renee Manfredi is on the autism spectrum and a survivor of bullying. She found her voice at Special Olympics.
The movie “Women Talking” is already an Oscar fave and has 3 nominations each from The Independent Spirit Awards & The Gotham Awards. Starring Claire Foy (“The Crown”, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand, Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter” and Ben Whishaw, this movie centers on a group of women in an isolated Mennonite community who must decide whether to leave, stay & fight or do nothing after the women and girls were drugged and sexually abused by men and boys in the community. At the heart of the movie, something we can all learn from, is having difficult conversations. Canadian actor Sheila McCarthy also stars.