After being presented her award by Bruno Mars, Jackson made her short but poignant speech.
“For all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she said. “Women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused. I stand with those women, and with men who support us, against discrimination.”
During the award show, Jackson also performed live on television for the first time in a decade, and she also delved into her faith during the speech when she spoke about people attempting to divert the discourse surrounding women’s issues and the #MeToo movement.
“My prayer is that, weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source is God. … Everything we lack, God has in abundance.”
On an unrelated note, as I was stopped at a light in Washington, D.C., this morning, a panhandler said I looked like Penny from Good Times.
Take a look at Jackson’s speech above.
source: the root