Happy Sunday 🙂
This post is number two of my Inspirational woman series. I have chosen the lovely and talented Miss Emma Watson.
The majority of people will hear the name Emma Watson and immediately think Harry potter! I am a huge Harry potter fan, but over the years, and especially from watching the behind the scenes extras and interviews from the set, I was always fascinated with Emma as her own person. Not only well spoken, intelligent and seemingly very confident, I did looked up to Emma as she is a great role model. We are the same age, but somehow I feel like she is so much more mature and older than her years. So why is Emma an inspiration to me?
Well for starters, her work ethic is something to admire. Emma starred in the first Harry Potter film at the age of 9 and ever since then worked on the set as well as balancing her school work. This alone to me is inspiring, because after the success of the first film alone, some children could well have become cocky or arrogant about what they were doing and thought why bother with school as much? Obviously Emma had to go to school, but she was clearly dedicated to achieving the best results she could. I remember being in school and studying for GCSE’s and A levels. It was hard! Stressful and quite frankly tiring. How Emma, along with the rest of the cast managed to achieve the fantastic results they did is proof of what hard work can do. I know they had on set tutors, but a good result is due to the dedication of the person who achieved them.
Emma has continued to work tirelessly, not only as an actress on the Harry Potter series, and other notable roles such as the Perks of being a wallflower (Love that film). But beyond her acting career, Emma has gone on to study and achieve a Degree in English literature from Brown University and she is also certified to teach yoga and meditation, so I have read! How this woman finds the time I don’t know. But this is why she is inspiring to me. Too often we feel as though, there aren’t enough hours in the day. Sometimes I do wonder how I can fit in the things I want or need to do in, but it’s at those times I think look to the people such as Emma that inspire me, if they can do it, why can’t I? Emma set out goals for herself, took it upon herself to do more than just act and in doing so she achieved what she wanted. This alone is inspiration enough, to tell yourself that you can achieve anything you want to.
Emma has gone on to inspire generations across the world. How? By her involvement and clear love for women’s rights and her campaign HeForShe. I’m sure by now many of you reading this have watched Emma make her speech at the Headquarters of the United Nations. I watched, and I think I fell in love a little more that day! Emma was poised, eloquent and convincing. Her speech did exactly what it intended, got people thinking, got people talking and started the conversation about what it means to be a feminist. Now I could talk about how beautiful Emma is, but that isn’t why she was chosen to represent that campaign, it isn’t why she has achieved her education goals and it certainly isn’t why she inspires me. Emma is, in my opinion is a role model for every young woman and young man for that matter. What she represents is a change to what people see as a feminist, Emma is also a great example of being a child actress that hasn’t been overwhelmed by fame and fortune, which is also down to her family I’m sure. Emma Watson inspires me to think, to do more and to never limit what I believe I can achieve.
If you want to know more about HeforShe then visit the site here.
Thank you for reading. See you next Sunday for my next inspirational woman.