Jennifer Lawrence Encourages American Women To Speak Up All The Louder Post-Election

"Don't be afraid, be loud!"

For Hillary Clinton supporters, the outcome of the 2016 election was not exactly what they hoped it would be. But if you're thinking about throwing in the towel and giving up on the whole system, Jennifer Lawrence has some words of inspiration for you.

On Thursday, the Academy Award-winning actress penned a powerful essay urging everyone to stay positive and to focus on what to do next.

"If you're worried about the health of our planet, find out everything you can about how to protect it," Lawrence wrote in an essay published by Broadly. "If you're worried about racial violence, love your neighbor more than you've ever tried to before —no matter what they believe or who they voted for. If you're afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it."

In the essay, Lawrence told women they should have hope and they should work for the future.

"We mustn't be defeated," Lawrence wrote. "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. It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail."

Despite the setback on election night, Lawrence believes that people can still speak out and get things done. In the wake of Trump's victory, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in at least 25 cities. And numerous students organized walkouts and protests on Thursday.

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"Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you!" Lawrence wrote. "Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before. 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!"

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