WATCH: HALSEY Shares Sexual Assault Experience In Emotional Poem
Lance Paolo Lim
It’s no secret that Halsey is a strong advocate of women empowerment. In fact, most of her songs deliver strong messages of feminism driven by her personal experience of abuse.
During the recent Women’s March, Halsey bravely delivered an emotionally moving speech about her horrifying experience of getting sexually assaulted in the past. Inspiring thousands of women across the globe, Halsey took to Instagram to share how emotional she had become while reciting her self-penned poem ‘A Story Like Mine’.
2 days ago I recited a poem I wrote called “A Story Like Mine” at the Women’s March in NYC. I was asked to give a speech and I panicked for days. I wasn’t sure where to start. The night before the march I penned this poem at 2 in the morning and the words spilled out of me like white water rushing down a river bend. I didn’t realize how emotional it would be for me to speak my truth but it was. And I’m so happy I did it. The support I’ve received since is overwhelming and it’s humbling and as a POET (which I always have been, songs or not) it was unbelievable to see people actually get the message. And terrifying and comforting and confusing to see how many had stories to share that reinforced the sentiment and the title. We have a long way to go. But I’m thankful we are united over this. I’ve included a link to the poem in my bio. Thank you.
"I didn’t realize how emotional it would be for me to speak my truth but it was. And I’m so happy I did it. The support I’ve received since is overwhelming and it’s humbling and as a POET (which I always have been, songs or not) it was unbelievable to see people actually get the message," she wrote. Watch her full speech below:
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