While every day could easily be dedicated to celebrate Gabrielle Union, today (Jan. 29) is officially that day!
This amazing thread pointed out what an amazing mother, wife, and actress Gabrielle is and her ability to tirelessly fight for others, including herself.
As a sexual assault survivor, she has been brave to share her story with us and talk about her own personal growth being a self-described “mean girl.”
The thread also pointed out that Gabby has used her platform to speak up for others including Terry Crews, who ungrateful self recently threw her under the bus after she was fired from America’s Got Talent.
And we can’t forget her undying support for Zion, who attended the Miami Pride Parade.
And of course, there’s that #Shadybaby Kaavia.
Of course, Black women, including myself, flocked to Twitter show our love for the amazing actress and everything she had done for us, including letting us find out voice, sticking up for ourself and even the courage to come as a survivor of sexual assault.
Take a look at all this love:
What can be said about @itsgabrielleu that hasn’t been said before? All I know is that in a world that demands Black women to shrink ourselves, Gabby refuses to hush, refuses to assimilate. She rises up, speaks her truth & all of us r better bc of her. #GabUnionAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/USCepJibW2— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) January 29, 2020
Gabriel Union's ability to mix humor w/hard truth gave me the courage to speak up about my experience with mental illness as a BW, with honesty and humor. Also I love that her and I both grew up in Pleasanton, CA!🥰#GabUnionAppreciationDay https://t.co/8ph1VE6YQP— Ashley Jaye 🦥 (@ashleyjayeaye) January 29, 2020
Been a fan for a long time and have enjoyed every single role. But having a little window into her being a mom has been the most beautiful and fun thing to watch. I am grateful for the woman you are! #GabUnionAppreciation pic.twitter.com/vVBWx132Bg— ✨Jackie ‘Kamala is my VP’Harris ✨ (@BklynJaye) January 29, 2020
Because:— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 29, 2020
1) her book helped us find comfort telling own quirky/hard/hilarious truth
2) she models for us survivors what thriving looks like
3) I looked ICONIC in her black&white stripe dress when I saw my ex again
I will FOREVER stan @itsgabrielleu! #GabUnionAppreciationDay
so I read @itsgabrielleu book a few months after my assault and I finally felt like I wasn’t alone. I love that she champions for black women and for sexual assault survivors. She’s awesome and I want to be her friend🙏🏽— Caitlin J. (@heyycaitlinj) January 29, 2020
She is Perfection! Perioddddd pic.twitter.com/nb1IKrvTje— Amber logan (@Amberlo46049099) January 29, 2020
I met Gabrielle a long time ago. She’s tiny and gorgeous and just great to be around. I had no idea she was the force of nature she proves herself to be now but I’m not remotely surprised 🖤 pic.twitter.com/ylHloaBzLx— Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) January 29, 2020
I’ve loved her since the first time we met in 2005 in DC. She was a joy to work with. She is also more beautiful in person than in photos and/or on screen... pic.twitter.com/m7FktzmuG4— Complicated Rhythm and Simple Melody (@SweeterTart) January 29, 2020
Gabrielle Union is one of the most unproblematic celebrities there is. This thread is awesome, she deserves these flowers while she’s still here. ❤️— ShugAvary ❤ (@shugavary) January 29, 2020
She’s married to my fave and her antics at Heat games are legendary! pic.twitter.com/s3OIYwz2GD— Freewritertoo (@freewritertoo) January 29, 2020