On Saturday, during the one-year anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a large amount of marchers took to the streets to protest against sexual harassment in solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
In between the celebrities who spoke to the crowd in New York, singer Halsey delivered a raw and powerful speech in the form of slam poetry, called “A Story Like Mine,” focusing on her personal experience with sexual assault.
— h (@halsey) January 20, 2018
The artist started with an experience from her friend Sam and how she was raped “by a man we knew, cause he worked in the after-school program,” then moving on to more personal experiences she had with guys in 2002, 2012 and 2017.
The 23-year-old impacted the crowd, not only because of the emotion that she had, but because almost any women can relate to any of the experiences that Halsey shared, which was also something that she pointed out.
The singer took to Twitter to share her thoughts after the march:
I’m truly humbled and overwhelmed by the support I’ve gotten in the past day. Im comforted and saddened by all who can relate. We are in this together.
— h (@halsey) January 22, 2018
What did you think of Halsey’s speech?