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.
Halsey was one of the many celebrities who took part in the Women’s March this weekend in New York, and she shared a poem of about her experience with sexual assault. Very emotional, very open...
“It's 2018 and I've realized nobody is safe long as she is alive/And every friend that I know has a story like mine,” she adds. “And that's why we're here/ And that's why we rally…There is work to be done/ There are songs to be sung/ Lord knows there's a war to be won.”
Check out her full speech below;