The Good Seagull

The Good Seagull is named after that polite seagull that patiently waits for a chip and is not aggressive to its brothers and sisters, nor humans. They are rare.

In 2017 this award goes to Tarana Burke.


Burke created the #MeToo hashtag which aimed to denounce sexual assault and harassment experienced by women in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Burke originally coined the term on MySpace in 2006 when confronted with a 13 year old girl who confided to Burke that she had been sexually assaulted. After being unable to respond at the time, Burke later wished she had said "Me too."

The phrase was popularised by actor Alyssa Milano in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, who credited Burke with its creation.

Today more than 500,000 people have posted their stories online about personal experiences of sexual harassment. The movement was awarded Time's Person of the Year for 2017.