Films ByKids – Season 2

Ashley Judd Bio

Air date: 01/29/2019

Films BYkids

Season Two

Ashley Judd – Series Narrator

Ashley Judd is a feminist social justice humanitarian.  She is a Leader of #metoo movement and founding member of Time’s Up. She has been working internationally with NGOs, grass roots organizations, and governments since 2004.  Presently, she serves as Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA.  She has recently traveled to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Ukraine, Turkey, India, Kenya and South Sudan with UNFPA.  She is the Global Ambassador for Population Services International, and also for Polaris Project, which seeks to end the modern slavery trade. She serves on the Advisory Boards of International Center for Research on Women, Apne Aap Worldwide, Demand Abolition, The Carr Center for Human Rights and The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. She is Chairperson of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project: Curbing Abuse, Expanding Freedom. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, and in 2010, earned an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  Her paper, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice won the Dean’s Scholar Award at Harvard Law School. She frequently serves as an expert panelist at international conferences, is a sought after public speaker and is a widely published OpEd author, with a diverse and unique social media presence. Her book, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, detailing her visits to grassroots programs in 13 countries, was New York Times bestseller. Ashley is also an actor both on film and stage and has been nominated for several Golden Globe and Emmy awards. A native Kentuckian, Ashley currently resides in Tennessee.