Ashley Judd and Jessica Williams were among a slew of celebrities who spoke out on Saturday during the women's marches across the country and world.
Judd addressed the crowd at the massive rally in Washington, D.C., reciting a poem by 19-year-old Nina Donovan titled, Nasty Woman.
"I’m nasty like the fight for wage equality. Scarlett Johansson, why were the female actors paid less than half of what the male actors earned last year? See, even when we do go into higher paying jobs our wages are still cut with blades sharpened by testosterone," the 48-year-old actress read aloud. "Why is the work of a black woman and a Hispanic woman worth only 63 and 54 cents of a white man’s privileged daughter? This is not a feminist myth. This is inequality. So we are not here to be debunked. We are here to be respected. We are here to be nasty.”
Meanwhile, Williams delivered a powerful speech to those participating in the Women's March in Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is currently being held. "I am the daughter of Maria Brooks and the daughter of John Williams," the 27-year-old Daily Show alum began. "I come from black bodies. My ancestors were slaves. 'Williams' is my last name, but it is not my real name. It is my slave name."
"I grew up thinking that the civil rights movement already happened, that we already fought," she continued. "But this election was a wake-up call … We have to fight, and we cannot slack."
After telling a gripping childhood story of how her mother insisted she not stand for being "average," Williams declared, "If you are a minority, please know that you are valid. Your thoughts and your feelings are valid. I stand with you. If you are transgender, know that it is already legal to discriminate against the transgender community in a majority of these United States."
Here's a look at all the other celebrities who participated in the women's marches: