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Glamour Women of the Year Summit 2018: 4 Big Moments You Missed

Mindy Kaling and Halsey were among a long lineup of high-profile names to appear at this year's event.

Ahead of the 2018 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards on Monday, the publication hosted its third annual Glamour Women of the Year Summit: Women Rise at New York City's Spring Studios.

During day-long affair, Sunday's lineup proved to memorable due to the high-profile names that were recruited to share their insight on topics such as strength and body positivity. Halsey, Mindy Kaling, Ashley Graham and Lili Reinhart were among the event's star-studded lineup.

For those who couldn't attend this year's summit, here's four of the best moments to surface Sunday.

Lili Reinhart's Speech on Body Positivity

Reinhart is best known for playing Betty Cooper on Riverdale, but she's often used her platform to delve into issues related to body positivity. Her speech at Glamour's Summit on Sunday was no exception to this.

"For the past year...I've been quietly trying to navigate my fluctuating weight, and I've faced criticism in the past for talking about my body image," she said. "People told me that I didn't have the right to talk about being self-conscious about my body because I was skinny."

Reinhart continued, "I understand how it seems inappropriate for someone who is average size to talk about problems with weight gain. But, my point is, I didn't think anything was wrong with my body until I was in an industry that rewards and praises people for having a smaller waist than I will ever have."

Mindy Kaling on Having Confidence

Kaling, a pioneer of Asian representation in television, is vocal on a variety of topics. On Sunday, she was joined by Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie at Glamour's Summit to address how she's maintained her confidence.

"It's not that I'm into myself. It's that I don't hate myself," she said. "In my career, a lot of people have a problem with being around women who don't hate themselves. Never hate yourself."

Halsey's Poem on Being a Woman Who's Inconvenient

From the moment Halsey first surfaced in the music industry, she's made it a point to be true to herself. Sometimes being true to oneself may make one "inconvenient." At Sunday's portion of the Summit, the "Without Me" songstress delivered an original poem appropriately called "Inconvenient Woman."

"Brutally honest, outspoken and fearless / Goes with their gut, never favors appearance / 'Cause who has time for vanity with opponents to extinguish? / And don't you think that hint of silver hairline is...distinguished? / In men? All these qualities, they make you a genius. / But if you're a woman, you're an inconvenience," Halsey said.

Ashley Graham on Why Being an Outlier is Good

Throughout her modeling career, Graham has been a rule breaker. She was joined by Arrested Development's Alia Shawkat, Younger's Nico Tortorella, Pose's Indya Moore and author/comedian Phoebe Robinson to speak about the importance of being an "outlier." Graham, for one, detailed how being a size 16 has attracted more success her way.

"For so long, we have been demanded to fit into boxes, and we have been told we have to conform," she said. "I've been told I have to be the perfect shape or the perfect size for sample sizes."

Things changed for Graham when she stopped catering to others wishes for her size. She explained how her life improved when she began to dictate her desires, adding: "When I had to make my own terms, that's when I finally became successful."