We have powerful voices, and they often transcend through incredible and inspiring words. From Gina Rodriguez at the Golden Globes to Lupita Nyong'o at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood event, these are some of the most touching speeches made by powerful women:
1. Camila Cabello
"This country was built by dreamers for dreamers chasing the American dream. I’m here at this stage tonight because just like the DREAMers my parents brought me to this country with nothing in their pockets but hope. I'm a proud Cuban Mexican immigrant born in eastern Havana standing in front of you at the Grammy stage in New York City and all I know is that just like dreams these kids cant be forgotten and are worth fighting for."
2. Emma Gonzalez
Following Parkland Shooting
"They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS. That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works. We call BS. If you agree, register to vote. Contact your local congresspeople. Give them a piece of your mind."
3. Eva Longoria
“When [Trump] said that a wife who works is a very dangerous thing, he not only insulted me, he insulted my mother who worked as a special education teacher for 30 years, raised four children while being a wife.”
4. Gina Rodriguez
Golden Globe Awards 2015
"My father used to tell me to say every morning, 'Today's going to be a great day, I can and I will.' Well Dad, today's a great day. I can and I did."
5. Lupita Nyong'o
Essence's 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood
"I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty."
6. Jennifer Lopez
Billboard Music Awards 2014
"Para mi gente Latina: trabajen duro y sueñen en grande. Mucha fe. (To my Latinos: work hard and dream big. Have a lot of faith.)"
7. Malala Yousafzai
UN Youth Assembly on Worldwide Access to Education
"Today is the day of every woman, every boy, and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights."
8. Demi Lovato
National Alliance of Mental Illness
"During my darkest times, I didn't know why I was alive. And I definitely didn't like myself."