Lauren Jauregui is opening up about her activism.
“It was the most incredible, humbling experience to be in the presence of so many humans who were so willing to come together,” Lauren told Nylon. “When I was there, we were trying to get to the bathroom and then trying to get back into the crowd, and it was absolutely impossible because it was so packed, and there was this woman who was in a wheelchair. We were trying to get up onto the ledge, and she was like, ‘use my wheelchair! Come on!’ She literally let us use her as a stepping stool. It was crazy. Everyone was so helpful, helping each other out.”
Lauren felt compelled to speak out for what she believes in, and urges others to do the same.
“I think that in the entertainment industry particularly, people usually get into this business because they’re trying to just be the distraction for people,” Lauren told the mag. “But for me, I don’t see the power in having a voice, and a voice that so many more people listen to than an average… I don’t feel right having that and not using it for the sake of educating. That’s why I think I was born and given this platform to begin with. I hate attention, I hate all of that kind of shit. But I think God gave me this voice for this purpose—to use it for the sake of uniting people and making sure that everyone knows that it’s okay to use your voice. You can be a young woman, and it’s okay to use your voice. You can be as strong as you want.”