"Is this the stark reality? It doesn't matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you're not a man? Is that what we just learned?" the 26-year-old actress asks in a editorial for Broadly. "This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men."
"I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this?" she adds. "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. I don't know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future."
"We're all allowed to be sad that the present isn't what we thought it was. But we mustn't be defeated," she insists. "We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair."
"Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before," she concludes. "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!"