Read Every Word of Selena Gomez’s Emotional Billboard Woman of the Year Speech

Selena Gomez was awarded Billboard’s Woman of the Year award last night in Los Angeles. She arrived with best friend and kidney donor Francia Raisa on the pink carpet, wearing a Grease Sandy-esque Versace black jumpsuit.

And while she sidestepped a Justin Bieber question during her official carpet interview, Gomez got very emotional on stage when she gave a heartfelt speech about what it’s been like to have her platform, speak out, and watch other women who have come forward with their sexual harassment and assault stories.

“I’ve never felt this proud to be a woman in the industry than I do today,” she said. “And that’s because I actually feel comfortable with every single women that has encouraged me about how crucial it is that the voices that are being heard for the first time is so great. And I’m so grateful for all the older women who have lifted all of us up because I couldn’t be here without any of you so thank you for all of you that have inspired so many girls who don’t feel like they have a voice.”