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21 empowering messages from the Women's March 2018

"The future is female"

Women from all over the world took to the streets on January 21 for the Women's March 2018 — in its second year — held in response to Donald Trump being selected as the US President. This year took forward the #MeToo movement that had leading Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman open up and share their stories, as well as the #PowerToThePolls movement which aims to encourage more women to run for office. 

Outspoken celebrity feminists like Gal Gadot and Emma Watson participated in the rally, which was held in America, as well as in Asia, Europe and Africa. Hundreds of thousands of women came together in solidarity to share their thoughts on women's rights, while others took to social media to share their feelings.

We've compiled 21 of the most inspiring and empowering tweets from the Women's March 2018 that are sure to move you.

1. From the woman who's continually worked on shattering the glass ceiling.

2. Gal Gadot, who spoke up about being body shamed for her role in Wonder Women, has famously said: "Every woman, every man, everyone should be a feminist. Because whoever is not a feminist is a sexist."

3. Singer Halsey presented a deeply-moving poem on sexual assault.

here is my entire “A Story Like Mine” poem from today’s #WomensMarch2018 in NYC tw: rape / assault. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/l3fji73woM

— h (@halsey) January 20, 2018

4. Don't let them tell you "you're too old for this."

5. Designer Rebecca Minkoff launched a new social space, RM Superwomen, where women can engage and inspire each other to lead fearless lives.

6. In response to Trump's ban on Muslims:

7. We're all in this together.

8. This is what a real feminist sounds like:

9. "This is a revolution for women."

10. Stand up, speak up.

11. We're all one.

12. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has never said anything more profound than this.

13. Redefining love in 2018.

14. And another one from the global thought leader inspiring women to be well and whole, no matter what.

15. "No one is free until everyone is free."

16. You matter.

17. Don't bring other women down. Support them.

18. A gentle reminder...

19. March for a cause.

20. "Gender equality can't just exist outside ourselves — it must exist within. We must take responsibility not just for our actions, but for ourselves." - Scarlett Johansson

21. Natalie Portman opened up about her #MeToo moment.