if u see me smiling in public it means im laughing at the jokes i tell myself in my head
Today is International Women’s Day! We’re featuring women who inspire and empower us—join our celebration by telling us about women that have impacted your life.
Angelina Jolie is famous for her acting credentials, but she has gained equal recognition for her work as a humanitarian. Angelina Jolie was appointed as the Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012, after being a UN Goodwill Ambassador for 10 years. She has visited Cambodia, Ecuador, Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, and more, to highlight the needs of refugees and internally displaced persons.
Angelina’s personal life has informed her humanitarian efforts. After adopting her son from Cambodia, she established the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which helps protect forests, ecosystems and endangered species, especially in the Cardamom Mountains’ northern territory. In 2006, after delivering her daughter in Namibia, she donated money to improve the maternity wards in state hospitals across the country.
Celebrity status offers Angelina unique opportunities to create change. When Angelina’s daughter Shiloh was born in 2006, she and Brad Pitt sold the first photographs to People magazine for $4.1 million dollars. As Forbes reported, rather than pocket the winnings, the humanitarian duo donated the funds to a selection of charities serving African children.
Last year, Angelina opened a school for girls in Afghanistan. The school is funded by proceeds from her Style of Jolie jewelry line. All sales are used to fund schools for girls through the Education Partnerships for Children of Conflict, co-founded by Angelina.
Angelina Jolie is truly inspirational!
March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting our exchange alumni, famous stories, and unsung heroes. These women have shown us all that #ItOnlyTakesOne to raise the bar, set a new standard, or make a positive impact. Share your favorite stories for Women’s History Month with us on social media by tagging them with #ItOnlyTakesOne
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
» Gia (1998)
Wait a minute. What am I supposed to feel here? Sorry for you because you’re beautiful? Because you made ten thousand a minute doing fuckin’ nothing? “Oh it was so hard, so terrible, they treated me so bad.” Listen girl, you had a free ride. And you fuckin’ blew it. And me? I’m some kid from Ohio, reading fashion magazines, looking at your picture and thinking I’m supposed to look like that. And going fucking crazy because I don’t. Because nobody told me it was a lie. Because the magazine doesn’t come with a label that says, “Caution: This is a lie. Nobody looks like this.” Not even you.