Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beautiful Difference

Oh, Angie. Just when we think our most impeccable movie star was a little too perfect, she reminds us that she does so by embracing her difference. And, naturally this just makes her that much more perfect. So that’s of course what happened when Angelina Jolie came out with two of her kids to the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award to accept the Best Villain award this weekend. Her appearance was her first after she announced a week ago that she had preventative surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, which effectively forced her into menopause.

Just two years ago, Angelina revealed her first cancer-fighting preventative surgery, a double mastectomy. Both these choices were deeply personal, difficult and courageous. It’s important to note that this was entirely her choice and she was lucky enough to have the means and ability to make it. Far too few people, and particularly women, have the luxury of this sort of proactive healthcare.

But back to Angelina’s acceptance speech, which was – again – practically perfect. We even got a flash of the old, wild Angie. I actually think she never left, she just grew wiser and more beautiful – inside and out.

p.s. If you can’t view the video, try the embed here instead.


Anonymous said...

It warmed my heart immensely to see Angie and her interaction with her children... everyone was so happy and it really showed.

I found her speech to be a simple yet very profound statement on owning who you are and realizing how that makes you special.

Angie has really grown over the years and her words and deeds continue to prove that. I love that she uses her stature to do good in the world. Kudos!

Carmen SanDiego said...

I miss young wild Angie but this was so sweet

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