When the spotlight shined on them, these 10 women used their moment to speak up.
Read on to hear the most powerful speeches by women in 2017.
Many times people dismiss celebrities for being nothing more than a pretty face or a hot body. While we agree that there are many celebrities who should stay in their lane and leave the serious talk to the “professionals”, there are several female celebrities out here using their platform to help fight the good fight and make a difference in the world. Words mean things and we appreciate these women so much for using their moment to say things that may make people uncomfortable and inspire others to stand up and help create change. If girl power and feminism gets you blood pumping like use, then you’re in for a treat. Enjoy!
Emma Watson United Nations 2014
Beyonce Grammy’s 2017
Meryl Streep Golden Globes 2017
Selena Gomez Amas 2016
Rihanna Harvard 2017
Oprah Essence Festival 2016
America Ferrera Women’s March 2017
Michelle Obama White House 2017
Lavern Cox Power of Women 2016
Yara Shahidi The Spirit of Art and Activism 2016
Viola Davis Emmys 2015
Which speech was your favorite? Let us know in the comments. If we didn’t include your favorite share it with us below so we can check it out. Make sure you subscribe to the newsletter for exclusive content + girl power goodness straight to your inbox.