I’m not going to lie. I fell off my chair when the email came in. “You have a new message from Jodi Kantor.” I contacted New York Times journalist @jodikantor asking to photograph an object that represented her career as part of a series on artifacts from women I admire. I thought I might get some old field notes or a voice recorder. But in true journalist fashion, she kept it real.
Pictured is a Post-it note her husband left on her laptop one morning when she was deep in the Harvey Weinstein investigation. Kantor, along with her writing partner Megan Twohey, went on to break the Weinstein story in the Times, win a Pulitzer prize for it, and reignite the MeToo movement. Not a bad day at the office.
That a tiny token of support from another human could enable a seismic shift in our cultural landscape is an extraordinary thing to remember. Making this almost 2ft tall print was hands down an honor.
Jodi, the world is a better place because of people like you and we are so grateful to share this story. @ronlieber, the whole world thanks you for writing that note! Jodi and Megan’s new book, SHE SAID, is out now from @penguinpress and available at your local bookseller or on Amazon. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation and resulting effect on the #MeToo movement.