Ever since the days of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, we have had a major thing for Blake Lively. Beautiful and full of grace, lively may be one of the most popular actors in Hollywood today, but she somehow manages to remain ridiculously down to earth. From keeping her children out of the spotlight, to opening up about her pregnancy struggles, Ms. Lively is the master of keeping it real.
Over the weekend millions of women, men and children participated in the international Women’s March, marking the largest demonstration in U.S history and bringing women’s equality issues onto the agenda all around the world. Joining the peaceful protests in across the globe were countless celebrities, including Katy Perry, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, Madonna, Chrissy Teigen, Uzo Aduba, and many more.
After participating in the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday, Lively took to Instagram to pen a very powerful message on the power of love and kindness. The image showed Lively alongside a fellow marcher, holding a sign that read, “Trump: Let’s Make America Kind Again.”
“I marched for my daughters, for my friends, for strangers, for myself, for Phoebe here in this picture who I met as she motivated everyone she came across,” Lively wrote on Instagram. While the protesters have at times been accused of being driven by Trump-hate, Lively explained that it has nothing to do with hate, but equality.
“My march wasn’t driven by hate. It was rooted in a very simple fact—we are all equal,” she continued. “I believe everyone can agree on that. Thank you to everyone who marched all over the world. I felt so hopeful and deeply grateful.”
I marched for my daughters, for my friends, for strangers, for myself, for Phoebe here in this picture who I met as she motivated everyone she came across. My march wasn’t driven by hate. It was rooted in a very simple fact– we are all equal. I believe everyone can agree on that. Thank you to everyone who marched all over the world. I felt so hopeful and deeply grateful. #whyimarch
The post has since received over a million likes and thousands of comments, praising the starlet for her refreshing, fair and level-headed approach to the issues. Blake Lively for President!
Image Credits: Instagram @blakelively