TIME Magazine has named Person of the Year 2017.
The title belongs to the #MeToo movement and acknowledges anyone who broke their silence, sparking national change.
Fittingly, they are being called “the silence breakers,” for sharing their stories of sexual assault and for their part in bringing to light the actions of powerful people like Harvey Weinstein in 2017.
I’m honored to be a part of the Time Person Year issue with @TaranaBurke. This is for every woman who came forward. This is for every woman who was brave enough to say #MeToo. I hear you. I stand with you. I see you. I am you. #BreakTheSilence pic.twitter.com/MRSSKKPWeu— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 6, 2017
The women on the cover are Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift, and Isabel Pascual. To read about why the movement was chosen as Person of the Year, click here.
Contenders for the title included names such as Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Colin Kaepernick, Patty Jenkins, and Jeff Bezos.
Donald Trump was named first runner-up, and Chinese President Xi Jinping was named the second runner-up for Person of the Year.