VH1 Trailblazer Honors to Celebrate Tarana Burke and Margaret Atwood

The #MeToo founder and "Handmaid's Tale" author will be honored for their commitment to the women's movement.

That trail keeps on blazing.

Tarana Burke and Margaret Atwood are among the vanguards who will be recognized at this year’s VH1 Trailblazer Honors.

Kicking off Women’s History Month, the hourlong television special will air on International Women’s Day, March 8, at 9/8c on VH1 and Logo.

VH1 Trailblazer Honors will celebrate today’s most respected politicians, entertainers, artists, activists, allies and icons who have dedicated their time and steadfast commitments to the women’s movement and beyond,” the network states in a press release. “Centered around this year’s incredible breakthroughs in female empowerment and human rights, the annual event will feature the landmark achievements of its honorees.”

Burke, 45, an activist for more than 25 years, famously created the #MeToo movement to empower survivors of sexual harassment and abuse.

Author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, Atwood, 79, is best known for her novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been adapted into an Emmy-winning Hulu series. She is also an advocate for gender equality and human rights.

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Burke and Atwood join two previously announced honorees, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

The Trailblazer ceremony will be held in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, a National Historic Landmark and extension of the Ebell of Los Angeles, a 125-year-old organization founded by women for women.

Bisexual recording artist Rita Ora is also scheduled to perform her personal anthem “Soul Survivor.”

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