#Inspowerful Lady : Shailene Woodley.
|From teen vogue photoshoot .|
Just for the record I stopped fangirling a.k.a I started putting the bar a little higher for the people whom I let inspire me and my lifestyle. In other words, I just casually shifted from striving to buy Zoella's clothes to attempting to write poetry after reading Maya Angelou's poems. Fancy.
However , there's one person that stayed on the list and that is the one and only: Shailene Woodley my favourite actress: I literally loved all her movies a.k.a I loved all her choices of roles she chose to play. In my opinion , she's a very inspiring person.
To start with , Shailene is currently living out of a suitcase : everything she owns is in a suitcase, she buys her clothes from second-hand store and travels where her work takes her as she gave her house to her grandmother. And that is really inspiring considering my recent interest in minimalism and focusing on excperiencing rather than owning.
"I know nothing about fashion, so when I do the red carpet, I’m fortunate to have a stylist who’s one of my best friends and knows me inside and out. I’ll only wear things that’ll be reworn again and again, and the jewelry I use is my own or a friend of a friend’s. In my personal life, I shop at thrift stores and exclusively buy used items. The only thing that might not be used is shoes; those are a little harder!"
She's also known as the world's biggest hugger :) . She would just hug everybody she meets even if it's the first time . She believes that it creates a good first impression and it is warmer and less formal than a cold handshake .
"I don't know, it's kind of just a good way to break down walls and be like “I'm real, you're real, let's talk some real s--t.” ", she said when asked on hugging.
Socializing wise ,Shailene also doesn't have a smartphone , she doesn't consider communicating through social media ,and through a phone keyboard in general , as real communicating.
Also, her co-stars say that, on set ,she's a radiant of positive vibes and always finds a way to bring in more energy to the atmosphere.
"I have one life to live, and it could end any minute, so I’m going to appreciate every single moment. I’m going to own my day before my day owns me. Show up the way you expect others and the world to show up for you, and that’s all there is to it. Life is too fleeting, too unpredictable and too unfair to focus on anything else."
I really like this person ,we have a lot in common haha ... no really, she's a very genuine , passionate, inspiring, positive & original person . I also like how , in interviews , she doesn't just go with the flow, she actually stands out for her opinion and express it in the most confident and clear way regardless if people will accept it or not .
Here are some of her other inspiring quotes:
"I fell into this business by accident. It wasn't something I ever aspired to be: an actress. It just happened. It has evolved into an insane passion...a creative outlet. But nothing more. It's my hobby... one of the ways I express myself as an artist. And the day it becomes a job... a career... I will quit."
"My biggest thing is really sisterhood more than feminism. I don't know how we as women expect men to respect us, because we don't seem to respect each other. There's so much jealousy, so much comparison and envy. It's just so silly and heartbreaking in a way."
Shai is also known for her natural, healthy lifestyle and she's very interested in herbalism and living from the earth .
"I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I could go on for hours. I make my own medicines; I don't get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It's an entire lifestyle. It's appealing to my soul."
"My entire life, I felt like I had to depend on others for entertainment and depend on external experience in order to laugh and find things really funny.
I became my own bestfriend.That was the most beautiful realization I had during that whole period."
Yup, you guessed it #Inspowerful Ladies is a new series here where I'll be sharing with you every now and then a lady that I read about or heard about and who inspired me . Inspowerful is a word that I made up from Inspiring & powerful and I chose the word Lady rather than woman because it has some kind of a beautiful vulnerability and feminity ... and I think that a woman worth being inspired and influenced by is a woman who knows how to express her opinion and raise her voice and being powerful all that without ever be ashamed of showing her vulnerability nor her feminity.
And don't worry guys I'll do the same with men by starting a series : #Inspowerful Gents because well a powerful real man is nothing without good manners and respect for what is around him.
Last but not least, don't forget to tell me who is inspiring you at the moment.
Have a Sweet Life Sweeties !!
pictures: not mine-obviously . Google & Tumblr.