The second Women’s March held across the United States was a successful one with more than a million women attending it. Celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Cameron Diaz, Adele, Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Padma Lakshmi participated in the march on January 20. While the event was largely a successful one, a poem recited by singer Halsey has caught the internet’s attention. She began saying, “I don’t really know how to do a speech unless it rhymes, so I’m gonna do a little poem for you guys.” Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane in the poem details her sexual assault and feelings of powerlessness. Titled ‘A Story Like Mine’, Halsey recalled moments of abuse from her past relationships that brought her morale down.
The poem also has words of encouragement and support to fellow victims of abuse that was applauded largely by the netizens. The 23-year-old in shared the video on Facebook with the caption, “here is my entire “A Story Like Mine” poem from today’s #WomensMarch2018 in NYC tw: rape / assault. Thank you.”
Here is the video:
The video from the march went viral with many women across the world tweeting to Halsey saying how they could relate to the abuse and struggle. After the poem received widespread support, Halsey tweeted saying, “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.”
Here is the tweet:
In her poem, she talks about being sexually assaulted, raped and how her boyfriend would force her to have sex. She also recited how she had to perform through a miscarriage and while being a celebrity she has not been guarded against these.