Since March 8th is International Women’s Day, who better to cover the March issue of ELLE than Angelina Jolie.
Inside the publication, Angelina Jolie has a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about violence against women, and what she tells her daughters.
Here is an excerpt from that conversation:
JK: When I was a young prosecutor, a lot of people didn’t believe that violence against women was a crime. We tried to chip away at that old thinking by expanding counseling programs for rape victims and hiring and promoting more women prosecutors.
AJ That’s exactly it: changing thinking as well as laws. I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today. Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in your daily life and educate yourself on your own rights, to solidarity with other women around the world.
JK: I hope readers understand how important their individual voices are.
AJ: And that they feel their voices are being heard. I tell my daughters, “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.”