Women We Love: Emma Watson

Those of you who have been reading the site for a while know that we are all about inspiring our readers to find their inner confidence and feel empowered. Women We Love is back and I’m excited to talk about and share our latest pick!

You may know her best by her role as Hermione Granger on J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter Series. Hermione is all grown up and now inspiring women from all across the globe. Emma Watson is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, recent graduate of Brown University, humanitarian and so much more. Her work encourages an awakening to the importance of feminism and the fight towards equality.

She Stands For Gender Equality

Emma Watson is a strong advocate for the HeForShe Campaign, a UN Women campaign dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Emma not only speaks out about her role as a feminist, but she has made sure to draw attention to the misconception that women’s rights goes hand in hand with man-hating.

“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago. And, the more I spoke about feminism, the more I 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.”

Emma’s work is undoubtedly shifting our society’s ingrained beliefs about gender equality and the common stereotypes we encounter on a daily basis. Feminism isn’t about hating or bashing men. Feminism is about fighting for their rights as equally as we fight for our own.

“I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too—reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves.”

She’s Not Afraid of Being Smart

Emma Watson is also part of an organization I truly admire, The Book Fairies. Emma leaves books hidden in street nooks and corners for passersby to find and read. They then leave that same book for the next lucky wanderer. She is also the creator of the feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf which is open for all to join.

Emma shows that knowledge is powerful. She portrays characters who challenge stereotypical female roles in film and take pride in their knowledge. Belle from Beauty and The Beast and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter show these very traits.

Her Flaws are No Secret

Women shouldn’t be afraid to be smart. Women shouldn’t feel pressured to be perfect. I used to be afraid of looking less than perfect. A whiter smile, longer hair, and a thinner waist defined my beauty. I am nowhere near perfect and I am still learning to embrace the flaws that make me who I am.

“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.” Since watching Emma fearlessly accept her flaws and embrace her power, I’m inspired to do the same, and truly hope you are too.

 

Who would you like to see as our next Women We Love Inspirer? I’d love to get to know your role models!

 

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  • Great post, truly inspiring, I love it. Thank you for sharing, waiting for the next exiting post!!!

    xxx

    http://www.bridesonamission.com

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you Nora! 🙂

  • Emma Watson is beautiful, inside and out. She’s achieved a lot at such a young age and that’s truly admirable. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Diana Maria

      I think so, too! xx

  • shootingstarsmag

    I love Emma. I think she’s such an amazing person – and I’m really proud of her for standing up and speaking out about feminism. It’s not about man-hating and people should be okay saying they are a feminist.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    • Diana Maria

      I’m glad you agree Lauren, thank you for reading!

  • Amy Eade

    I love Emma Watson, she’s not afraid to just be who she is which is so inspirational!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for reading Amy xx

  • fashionistha

    She is one strong daring woman, nice post!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/twirling-around-in-zaful-dress/

  • She is a very inspiring woman!

    Lauren x Huggled

    • Diana Maria

      Thank you for reading Lauren! xx

  • Such an inspirational post and girls of the younger generation should look up to such positive and creative role models such as Emma Watson.
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

    • Diana Maria

      I couldn’t have put it better myself, thanks for stopping by Jasmine!

  • I adore Emma Watson, she is such an inspiring woman!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Diana Maria

      She truly is! xx

  • I love her. She’s such a role model and she’s incredibly beautiful!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Diana Maria

      Agreed! Thank you Kris, you as well 🙂

  • YES, I definitely love Emma Watson. First of all it’s totally badass because she grew up as many girls’ role models. And instead of getting sucked into the total “Hollywood” + celebrity hype, she really became a role model for feminism and being smart.

    xoxo

    • Diana Maria

      I couldn’t agree more, that’s one of the things that makes her such a positive role model xx

  • I love her and her movies
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Diana Maria

      She is a wonderful actress as well 🙂

  • Ahhh yes, everyone’s favourite feminist. Don’t get me wrong, I freaking love her since she really does embody the perfect feminist, as she speaks out about all these issues and uses her platform to do so. However, that said, I feel like they are so many women overlooked for Emma Watson as she could be an embodiment of ‘white,”pop’ feminism. That’s just my two cents at least.

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

    • Diana Maria

      I agree that there are many other women who deserve recognition for their work towards gender equality as well! With that being said, I find Emma to be an incredibly inspiring woman that I personally truly admire xx

  • Love this love in this post! Girl powerrrr! 🙂 xo

    editionemmagrace – Lifestyle Blogger & Style Sharer

  • I like Emma Watson. She is very unpowering and inspiring. I like uplifting people 🙂 x

    http://www.serenbird.com

    • Diana Maria

      Me too Serena 🙂

  • Kim

    So glad you wrote this post! I love Emma Watson. I think she is one of the best role models a young girl (or anyone) can have!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

  • Gabby

    I love this post! Emma Watson is such an amazing role model.
    -Gabby
    http://www.orcuttfamilydentistry.com