I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.
It’s Emma Watson’s birthday this week. For many of us, Watson’s Hermione was one of the most important and notable characters of our childhoods. We watched Watson succeed, fail, love and lose, and we accompanied through adolescence and into adulthood. Watson navigated these challenging waters with grace and such a strong sense of self, and she did it with style.
Today, she’s a leading voice for gender equality – that UN speech still hits home – and remains an accomplished performer. Her humanitarian work as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador is impressive. Because Emma Watson is changing the dialogue around feminism and gender equality, we can hope for a nearer, brighter tomorrow.
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