As the majority of the U.S. mourns the election of Donald Trump, one book fairy, activist, and brightest witch of her age refuses to give up the fight. Emma Watson is still leaving books on the subway for New York City readers in partnership with Books On The Subway. Seriously, could she be any more inspiring?
Watson made headlines earlier this month when she was spotted leaving copies of Maya Angelou's 2013 memoir, Mom and Me and Mom, throughout the London tube system. The book is the November-December pick for Watson's feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, which has more than 150,000 members on Goodreads.
The French-born British actress first rose to prominence when she was cast to portray the wonderfully clever Hermione Granger in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. While finishing up filming for the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, she enrolled in the English Literature program at Brown University, from which she graduated in 2014.
That July, Watson was appointed the U.N. Women's Goodwill Ambassador, becoming the face of the global HeForShe initiative. In that capacity, she traveled across the globe to highlight women's diverse needs, inspire them to become politically active, and encourage men to be good feminist allies.
Watson isn't letting a Trump presidency stop her from doing what she believes in. Keep fighting. I believe in you.