In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president, as well as a Republican House and Senate, Katy Perry is taking action. Katy made a $10,000 donation to Planned Parenthood, and shared just how much the organization means to her. Click through to read her inspiring message!
Katy, 32, shared a screenshot on Instagram on November 11 of a Planned Parenthood donation page, which showed how much she had given the women’s health organization: $10,000. She reiterated what the page said to her followers: please give what you can. It was all part of a beautiful story about how much she leaned on Planned Parenthood when she was just a young, scared girl.
“I am making a public donation to Planned Parenthood for the teenage me who made several visits to first a clinic in Santa Barbara and then Los Angeles, CA to educate myself on my sexual health, a subject I had little to no information on because of my sheltered upbringing. I had no idea how things worked down there, and had no idea how to make a plan for them.
“Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family,” Katy wrote. “Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others. Without this education, I may have had a different life path…I know what it’s like to need help. I came from a lower- to middle-class family and never grew up with the option of health insurance…
“I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future. Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally.
So beautiful! Katy, as we all know, was an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, 69, in the 2016 election, and is feeling the loss to Donald Trump, 70, hard. But she’s taking measures to ensure that the causes she supports are going to stick around, no matter how the new administration feels. Good for Katy!
HollywoodLifers, are you inspired by Katy’s message? Tell us in the comments!