Watch Halsey's Emotional Speech at the 2018 Women's March in New York City
"I don't really know how to do a speech unless it rhymes, so I'm gonna do a little poem for you guys," the singer-songwriter said.
Halsey penned a powerful poem about her own experiences with sexual assault and rape for the 2018 Women's March in New York City. The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, delivered "A Story Like Mine" in lieu of a traditional speech at the rally.
"I don't really know how to do a speech unless it rhymes, so I'm gonna do a little poem for you guys," she said at the second annual Women's March on Jan. 20, which had participants walking down Central Park West and around Columbus Circle, before heading down Sixth Avenue to Bryant Park.
In her poem, Halsey shared accounts of being sexually assaulted as a child and of accompanying her best friend to Planned Parenthood after she was raped. She detailed how a boyfriend would force her to have sex, how she's had to perform through a miscarriage and how being in the public eye has not guarded her (or others) from being abused.
Below, watch Halsey recite "A Story Like Mine."