The mastermind behind Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, Shonda Rhimes, has joined the national board of Planned Parent Hood. Although the TV producer and writer was already a member of the Los Angeles board of the organization, she is expanding her role and responsibilities to help support the organization’s mission.
In a recent interview with ELLE magazine, Shonda goes into detail about her new role:
“When someone you really admire … calls on you to serve, you say yes. The fact is that women’s health is under fire right now and so to me, it feels like it’s important to help fight back.”
Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood shares with the magazine that Shonda will use her platform and power to tell stories that lift up people who don’t always get heard:
“The best thing we can do is just channel the enormous creative energy and storytelling ability that Shonda Rhimes already has to do our work even better.” – Cecile Richards (President Of Planned Parenthood)
Read more about Shonda and Planned Parenthood’s upcoming plans here.