Tuesday, May 14, 2013

'Angel'ina



Could this woman be any more perfect?  Seriously, she’s gone from borderline gothic sexpot to Mother Teresa in the course of a decade and, in all honesty, she has earned the respect of millions.  Forget the tabloid fodder that her relationship with Brad Pitt was turned into (at least in the beginning), this woman is a dedicated mother and civil servant, ambassador and talented beauty who has captured the eyes and hearts of the entire world.  Now, Angelina has come out with something very private and inspiring.  You can read her whole write up here.  By coming forward about her decision to have a double mastectomy, Jolie has shed light on a subject that many women are afraid to discuss and has hopefully made the subject more accessible, less taboo and ultimately more preventable.  Sure, she is only one woman, but it takes one person to make a big difference.

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  1. She definitely uses her "celebrity" in a very useful and effective way. I love her <3

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    1. Wholly agree. She is an amazing person who understands the truth behind the phrase "with great power comes great responsibility".

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  2. I applaud her actions and I know that she's trying to do something that can help people. Fuck those team-Aniston haters.

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    1. It's a shame that it still boils down to that a lot of the time :-(

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  3. I love that she uses her fame to further causes she believes in. It's a shame she's not known more for her humanitarian efforts, instead of being constantly featured in the tabloids.

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    1. I think that shift is being made though. I mean, a few years ago she was mainly discussed as the man-stealing kid hungry sex pot, but over the past few years her humanitarian work has become a feature for her and she has grown, I think, in esteem for many. She's proven to be a class act!

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