There were a lot of powerful moments from the Women’s March on Saturday. One of these moments was Ashley Judd reading a powerful poem to the crowd at the rally in D.C. before the march. Instead of delivering a speech of her own, Judd gave a voice to the words of a 19-year-old Tennessean woman named Nina Donovan, who wrote the poem, called “I am a nasty woman.” She wrote the poem after watching the debate, where President Trump called his then-opponent Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman.” Both Judd and Donovan are residents of Franklin, Tennessee and Judd saw the teenager perform her poem at a show. It obviously moved her. And it was sort of a perfect way to fire up the crowd before the Women’s March.
Donovan was happy to see Judd bring it to the march in the capital this weekend, according to The Tennessean and marched herself in Nashville. She told her local paper that she was empowered by the march. “I was seeing the physical form of everything I was saying in my poem. If we keep fighting, we can all be equal one day. It just shows so much hope in this city and this nation,” she said. Judd really brought the poem to life with her recitation at the rally.
Pretty perfect, right?