Even though the Harry Potter stage of her life will always follow her, Emma Watson has moved on to wonderful, amazing new things. One of those things includes starting a new campaign called He For She.
A few days ago, Watson stood in front of lots of people in Uruguay to talk about this new campaign in front of thousands of people. Towards the end of her speech, she asked, “If not me, who? If not now, when?”
Honestly, five minutes into the speech I was already crying. This speech is deeply moving as she talks about gender equality and her experience with it and why she came to fight for gender equality.
It took a lot of guts to speak like that in front of so many people about what society has now deemed a “touchy” topic. Only, gender equality, no matter if it’s uncomfortable or not, needs to be addressed. NOW. And even though she’s past Harry Potter and has quit playing the role of Hermione Granger, Emma Watson will remain as the brightest witch of her age. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who agrees.