Ashley Judd's impassioned speech at the Women's March is perfect

Publish Date
Monday, 23 January 2017, 10:20AM

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American actress Ashley Judd shared a truly powerful poem during the Women's March over the weekend, telling crowds of thousands "I am a nasty woman".

The speech brought up issues involving Trump's election, LGBT rights, wage gaps, mass incarceration and many other controversial topics.

It also included lines like: "I feel Hitler in these streets, A moustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed."

The poem #NastWoman was originally written by 19-year-old student Nina Mariah Donovan.

Judd took to social media thanking Donovan for letting her for the poem, writing: "The 19-year-old poet from Tennessee who wrote my piece today, "I'm a Nasty Woman," and I thank you for hearing the message and making it trend."

Donovan revealed on Sunday that the pair had been exchanging text messages for months after Judd caught a glimpse of her performing the poem in December. 

According to the Daily Mail she was elated with her recital of the poem at the DC march on Sunday, describing it as "awesome".

"I think it was awesome. People are saying it's like this epic rap, she's great. I'm happy she got the words out there."

Judd's performance at the march was rivalled in its controversy by Madonna who threatened to "blow up the White House".

The 58-year-old is being investigated by the secret service for the wild claim. 

More than two million people turned out for marches across America and the rest of the world on Saturday to protest against Trump's inauguration.

Alicia Keys, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Chrissy Teigen, Charlize Theron, Connie Britton and America Ferrera were along famous faces who took part.

- Additional reporting by the Daily Mail