Jennifer Lawrence Writes a Post-Election Essay

By Maryann Yin 

jlawJennifer Lawrence has written a new essay for Vice’s Broadly called “Don’t Be Afraid, Be Loud.” In this piece, Lawrence points out some of the actions that can be taken in light of the results of the 2016 presidential election. Here’s an excerpt:

“Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, if you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned? This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.”

How do you feel about the outcome of the recent presidential race? Within the literary community, several writers have shared reactions to this new political development with posts on their blogs and social media pages. Below, we’ve collected several messages from Twitter in a Storify post.