The 6 Most Powerful Women In Hollywood

The 6 Most Powerful Women In Hollywood

Girl power skyrockets to a whole new level, thanks to these ladies.
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The list of powerful and brilliant women in the world of Hollywood could go on forever. Every one of these women has become role models for girls all over the world, and they are always fighting for a better tomorrow. I couldn't be more thankful for that.

1. Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez is a powerful Latina who stars in the CW’s "Jane the Virgin," which is one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. It deals with controversial topics and political issues that are very relevant in today’s world. Just like Jane, Gina Rodriguez is not afraid to speak up for what she believes in.

You will often see her on the red carpet discussing how little minorities are represented in Hollywood and the media. Rodriguez also posts “#MovementMondays” each week on her Instagram that features a young man or woman of color who is making a change in today’s world.

2. Demi Lovato

This woman is the epitome of a comeback. She struggled with addiction and mental health issues, but ultimately got help and is now living her best life. She is a role model to anyone who is struggling, and she has proven that admitting you need help is the first step in the right direction.

Lovato also promotes body positivity and has taught many young girls and women to love their bodies. She often photographs herself with no makeup and encourages everyone to be proud of who they are and how they look. If you want to learn more about Demi and her past, I highly suggest watching her documentary on YouTube, titled "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated". She is truly an inspiration.

3. Shonda Rhimes

Rhimes was named one of Time magazine’s 100 People Who Shape the World in 2007, and she has been keeping up that image ever since. She is an executive producer, showrunner, and director for some of the best shows on television, including "Grey's Anatomy," "How To Get Away With Murder," and "Scandal." She is the only person in television to have three shows premiere in one night. You can tune in Thursday nights on ABC to see the amazing work this powerhouse does.

Hollywood is dominantly filled with white males, and with Rhimes being an African American woman, she is breaking down those dominant walls. She is an incredibly inspiring and powerful woman that people of all races can look up to.

4. Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon is a force of female empowerment. She was a very early supporter of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and is a role model to many women in the industry. She has spoken out about her own sexual harassment experiences and continues to encourage other women to do so as well.

Not only has she proved that she can play any role in any film, she is also one of the few women in Hollywood that have a hand in producing movies and shows. She is an icon for any woman looking to become a part of the male-dominated industry that is Hollywood.

5. Miley Cyrus

Cyrus started her own foundation called “The Happy Hippie Foundation”, which focuses on suicide prevention, helping homeless youth, and supporting LGBTQ communities. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for these causes and continues to create a positive world for people of all genders, races, sexualities, and religions. Cyrus is always supporting any cause that can help make the world a better place.

She just recently performed her song “The Climb” at the March For Our Lives event held in Washington, D.C. If there is an effort in need of support, Miley Cyrus will always be there to lend a helping hand.

6. Emma Watson

Watson is a brilliant female who does everything with passion. She is an activist for women's rights and gender equality and is always supporting the #TimesUp movement. She was appointed a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and uses her power to promote the importance of education for young girls in countries like Bangladesh and Uruguay.

Watson continuously works to create a better world for all young girls and women. You can often find her giving speeches about her HeForShe campaign, which calls out men to start advocating for gender equality. She is an important figure and has no doubt made change for women growing up in this day and age.

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There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Dear Young Voices Of America, Stand Up, Speak Up, And Do Something

Our time is now.

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Dear young voices of America, I think we can both agree that we are sick of being told we are America's future while simultaneously being told our opinions don't matter. Now I personally do not listen to the people that tell me I'm better seen than heard; however, I know there are people that are a little timider when it comes to raising their voices. I am here to encourage you to be loud and speak up on topics that matter to you. There is no better time than the present to make your voice heard. Whether you are advocating for change in your school or the government, your opinion matters and is relevant.

We are the future of our country. How are we supposed to evoke change and reform if we can't have our voices heard? I call bullshit and I think it's time to take action. Even if you're the first or only person to advocate for your cause, be that person. Don't be afraid of anyone that tries to stand in your way. The only person that can stop you from speaking up for yourself and your cause is you. No matter how many nos you have to hear to get a yes or how many doors you have to knock on to get someone to open up, never give up. Never give up on your cause, never give up on yourself or the people you're representing, just don't do it. There is someone out there that supports you. Maybe they're just too shy to raise their voice too. Be encouraging and be supportive and get people to take a stand with you.

It is never too early or too late to start thinking about your future or to take action. But don't hesitate to say something. The sooner you start speaking up, the sooner you have people joining you and helping you, and the sooner you start to see and experience change. So get up, make that sign, write that letter, make that phone call, take part in that march, give that speech. Do whatever you feel fit to get your point across. Shout it from the rooftops, write it on your profile, send it in a letter, ignore everyone that tries to tell you to give up. Maybe they don't understand now, maybe they don't want to listen, maybe they're afraid to listen, but the more you talk about it and help them understand what exactly you are trying to get across, they will join you.

Even when it feels like you have nobody on your side but yourself, I am on your side. I will cheer you on, I will march with you hand in hand, I will write letters and make phone calls and help you find your voice. My life changed when I found my voice and yours will too.

So dear young voices of America, the time is now. Your time is now. Don't be afraid of the obstacles that you may have to face. Someone is out there waiting for you, waiting to grab your hand and march on with you. As Tarana Burke once said "Get up. Stand up. Speak up. Do something."

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