After assuming the role as a UN Ambassador, Emma Watson is undoubtedly one of the most influential people right now. In fact, she was named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2015’s TIME annual list, a title that she truly deserves.
In honor of her brave and constant battle for feminism and equal rights, here are Emma’s most powerful and inspiring words which made her very deserving of the title of being one of the world’s most influential people.
“We [women] really damage our own confidence when we put ourselves down, so I try not to.”
“Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’s a process. It’s often not cool to be the person who puts themselves out there.”
“I don’t have perfect teeth. I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.”
“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.”
“As much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”
“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”
“I keep telling myself that I’m a human being who’s not made to look like a doll.”
“We [women] have unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and our bodies have a function.”
“I think that it is very important if you know what you want, understand where you are heading towards, and try your best to get it. It is only when we use our hearts to do it, and fall in love with what we are doing, then can we really get real determination.”
“I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.”
“Girls should never be afraid to be smart.”
“Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.”
“All I can do is follow my instincts because I’ll never please everyone.”
“There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect – you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.”
“We [women] really need to support each other, we really do. So, I guess I would say be brave enough to acknowledge that things are not there yet and support each other.”
“I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.”
“Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice. If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next.”
“I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts.”
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