American singer-songwriter, Pharrell Williams has always been an advocate for women’s rights and his empowering speech for New York University‘s commencement ceremony on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., truly reflected his passion for the subject.
At the ceremony, Williams, who recently welcomed triplets with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, (read here), received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree and also called for equality of women.
He said to the NYU class of 2017:
”Your generation is unraveling deeply entrenched laws, principals, and misguided values that have held women back for far too long and, therefore, have held us all back.
Imagine the possibilities when women are not held back. The world that you will live in that will be a lot better. This is the first generation that navigates with the security and confidence to treat women as equals.”
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