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Alicia Keys after Women's March: 'We will continue to rise until our voices are heard'

Songstress Alicia Keys attended the Women's March on Washington yesterday (January 21) and delivered a speech to attendees in the form of a poem entitled 'Still I Rise', which is by the legendary writer Maya Angelou. 

Afterwards, she posted a series of photographs to her official Instagram page and accompanied them with empowering captions: "No matter where you were today... We sent a powerful message! I'm proud of everyone all over the world who gathered with such dignity and strength to send the message that we won't stop until we are heard!"

Alongside a snapshot of herself hugging Janelle Monae, she wrote: "Today was a day of sisterhood and no matter where you were today we stood together in solidarity!!"

During her time on stage at the march, Keys said: 'We will not allow our bodies to be owned and controlled by men in government, or men anywhere for that matter. We will not allow our compassionate souls to get stepped on. We want the best for all Americans. No hate, no bigotry, no Muslim registry.'

She added: "We value education, healthcare and quality. We will continue to rise until our voices are heard until our planet's safety is not deferred, until our bombs stop dropping in other lands, until our dollar is the same dollar as a man's."

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