Jennifer Lawrence Pens An Essay After Donald Trump Election Win
Jennifer Lawrence channeled her Hunger Games character in an essay about the 2016 election, calling for action following Donald Trump’s victory.
In a piece titled, “Don’t Be Afraid, Be Loud,” published through Broadly, the Oscar-winning actress supports citizens wrestling with how to move forward. She suggested approaches to prevent Americans from turning on each other following the divisive election.
For those upset about the results, Lawrence went on to assure everyone that “we’re all allowed to be sad” but she does not want women to be defeated. “If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say,” she wrote. “I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you.”
Lawrence suggests that the LGBTQ and African-American communities should embrace everyone. “We shouldn’t blame anyone, we shouldn’t riot in the streets. We should think strongly and clearly about what to do next because we cannot change the past,” she continued. “If you’re worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it.”
“If you’re worried about racial violence, love your neighbor more than you’ve ever tried to before – no matter what they believe or who they voted for. If you’re afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession, then organize and stand against it.”
The Hunger Games star urged citizens to use their disagreement as a motivation to make a change. “Let it motivate you. Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud.”