Jennifer Lawrence Pens Essay After Trump Win: ‘Do Not Let This Defeat You, Let This Enrage You’

Jennifer Lawrence is fired up after the 2016 election.

The “Hunger Games” star penned a passionate letter to those upset over Donald Trump being elected president, imploring them to turn their frustration into positive change.

“Is this the stark reality? It doesn’t matter how hard you work or how qualified you are, at the end of the day, you’re not a man? Is that what we just learned?” the 26-year-old actress asks in a editorial for Broadly. “This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.”

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“I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this?” she adds. “If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say. I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you. Except to have hope. To work for the future.”

“We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was. But we mustn’t be defeated,” she insists. “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.”

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“Do not let this defeat you—let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before,” she concludes. “If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of colour, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman—don’t be afraid, be loud!”

Read Lawrence’s entire essay here.

The results of the election has weighed heavily on many people, as protests broke out in cities across the nation.

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Amid the tension, many in Hollywood have taken to social media to react to the results.

Watch the video below.

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