In light of International Women's Day 2017, we're recognizing Emma Watson as she redefines style, education and feminism with her unique inspirational philosophy.
In addition to her fight for gender equality, Emma started a feminist book club called "Our Shared Shelf" and it's dedicated to reading female empowering books, such as Gloria Steinem’s “My Life on the Road,” Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple". Emma is on a mission to learn as much as possible about feminism and gender equality and to inspire others to do the same. For a fun twist, Emma hides books in London subway stations. Some of the books she hides include her own hand-written messages inside, encouraging others to read the books, exchange thoughts online, and hide the book for someone else to find.
In a recent photoshoot with Vanity Fair magazine, Emma posed for a revealing picture, in which her breasts were partially exposed. Emma received criticism from feminist men and women alike. Emma believes that the excessive criticism comes from a misunderstanding of what feminism truly is. She said, “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom, it’s about liberation, it’s about equality."
At the Met Gala, Emma Watson wore a dress made from recycled fabrics. The fabric was woven from recycled plastic bottles. The dress had organic cotton and zippers made from recycled materials. On her Facebook, Emma posted “It is my intention to repurpose elements of the gown for future use. The trousers can be worn on their own, as can the bustier, the train can be used for a future red carpet look… I’m looking forward to experimenting with this. Truly beautiful things should be worn again and again and again.”
We love that Emma is making a positive difference in the world, promoting a positive change in feminism, environmental awareness, and education.