Imagine having Angelina Jolie as a mother.
With all of her AH-Mazing humanitarian efforts, it must be so wonderful having her as a role model. And, after reading the advice Angie gives her girls (Vivienne, 9, Shiloh, 11, and Zahara, 13) we’re even more convinced that she’s someone who deserves to be idolized.
On what she advises her daughters, the Oscar winner shared:
“I tell my daughters, ├óΓé¼╦£What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms. A life of service is worth living.'”
We’re in tears. Aren’t you??? She continued:
“I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today. Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in daily life and educate yourself on your own rights, to solidarity with other women around the world.”
Angelina’s appearance in Elle is meant to help raise awareness for International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8. The industry vet has been passionate about aiding women around the globe for some time, and even founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012.
Jolie revealed in her chat with Kerry:
“I kept meeting refugees who were survivors of systematic rape├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥rape used as a weapon. Yet there were virtually no convictions. It fired me up to start working with governments and lawmakers. When it comes down to it, we still treat violence against women as a lesser crime.”
Inspiring stuff. And for those who don’t feel moved by the Hollywood icon’s cause, she relayed:
“It’s only because we are a country based on people of different backgrounds and faiths coming together that I can have this family. My daughters have the freedoms they have because of being American. And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Particularly other women.”
Well said. Be sure to take a look at Jolie’s FULL interview with Kerry for yourself HERE.
P.S. Take a peek at her beautiful cover (below), too!
Angelina Jolie does not have a project to promote. She├óΓé¼Γäós neither starring in, nor directing, a film. Bucking standard press reasons, the Academy Award├óΓé¼ΓÇ£winning megastar graces ELLE├óΓé¼Γäós March 2018 cover, Editor in Chief @NinaGarcia├óΓé¼Γäós first issue, to draw attention to a platform that doesn├óΓé¼Γäót come with a red carpet: women├óΓé¼Γäós rights. Link in bio for the full cover story. || Photo by @MarianoVivanco, styled by @SamiraNasr.A post shared by Elle Magazine (@elleusa) on Feb 8, 2018 at 5:04am PST
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]