On Wednesday, Blake Lively made an impassioned speech at the People’s Choice Awards urging women to use their voices. “Whether it’s social media, your iPhone, whatever, tell your stories—now more than ever. You need to be heard,” she said.
On Saturday, she led by example at the Women’s March. Lively posted a photo of herself there tonight, explaining just why she went. It was for her daughters James and Ines, yes, but that’s not all.
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“I marched for my daughters, for my friends, for strangers, for myself, for Phoebe here in this picture who I met as she motivated everyone she came across,” she wrote in her powerful caption. “My march wasn’t driven by hate. It was rooted in a very simple fact—we are all equal. I believe everyone can agree on that. Thank you to everyone who marched all over the world. I felt so hopeful and deeply grateful. #whyimarch“