All of these factors have become increasingly notable since the August 12, 2017, incident that claimed the life of equality advocate Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old paralegal was marching in opposition to white supremacists when one of her opponents ran her over with a car. Heather shared a powerful message on social media before her untimely death. “If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention,” she wrote online. Many have since taken her words and progressed the mission of equality for all.
“There’s so much fear and hatred going on in the world,” Willow Smith said before performing at GIRL CULT. “It makes me realize now, even more, why I love to do this and why this fills my heart and my soul. It makes me feel grateful for all of you out there and places like this that just look at people for their creativity and their uniqueness. It’s where it’s going down.” Willow performed her song, ‘November 9th,’ which she wrote after learning of President Donald Trump’s victory during last November’s election.