Taylor Swift Supports Women's March on Washington: 'I'm Proud to Be a Woman Today'
As hundreds of thousands of people took part in the Women's March on Washington following President Donald Trump's inauguration, Taylor Swift took to Twitter Saturday evening (Jan. 21) to offer words of support for those advocating for women's rights.
"So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day," she wrote.
So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017
While Swift did not publicly voice her opinion on the the presidential election, she did encourage fans to vote on Election Day, posting a photo of herself on Instagram waiting in line to cast her ballot.
Earlier on Saturday, Madonna gave an impassioned speech at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. that alluded to Donald Trump taking office as President of the United States, opening with: "Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny, where not just women are in danger but all marginalized people, where being uniquely different right now might truly be considered a crime. It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f--- up." She also performed her hits "Express Yourself" and "Human Nature."
Other artists to perform at the event included Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Alicia Keys, who recited Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise" before singing her own song "Girl on Fire."