I have been a fan of Shailene Woodley’s since Secret Life of an American Teenager premiered on ABC Family back in 2008. I was then so excited to see her cast in the Divergent Series. She is such a bad ass in those films! Let’s not forget to mention her amazing performances as Hazel in The Fault In Our Stars and her Golden Globe nominated role in The Descendants. There are many other reasons beyond her filmography that make her so admirable and that is why she is my #WomanCrushWednesday.
She stands up for what she believes in. Shailene is all over the news right now for her role in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest. According to the Orange County Register, the DAPL is a project that will carry crude oil from North Dakota’s oil fields through South Dakota and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Patoka, Illinois, where shippers can access Midwest and Gulf Coast markets. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe has taken legal action against the project as they are afraid that it will impact the drinking water for the tribe and others who rely on it downstream.
Now that you have the back story, Shailene joined the many peaceful protesters this week, which resulted in her arrest and later being charged with trespassing. The footage was caught on her Facebook live.
Her mugshot is on fleek, though!
This still did not silence her. She spoke out via Instagram after being released.
You go, girl!
She can rock a pixie cut like nobody’s business. I don’t know about you but the thought of chopping my hair, freaks me out. She S-L-A-Y-E-D.
She stays true to her herself, regardless of the risk of being judged. Shailene is quite private about her love life but in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she made a vague yet powerful statement, “I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are.” #LoveIsLove
Her positive attitude toward being diagnosed with scoliosis. She had to wear a plastic back brace 18 hours a day for two years. “When I first put on the back brace, I said, ‘I can do this.’ My only real issue was I needed a new wardrobe,”she told US Weekly. It takes resilience and self-confidence to respond in such a way and I dig her for it!
She learned to kick her insecurities to the curb. In an interview with Marie Claire, Shailene stated, “My whole life I’ve been so self-conscious about being skinny. And just recently I don’t care anymore. All insecurities are projected because of what you think others are saying about you, but they don’t really matter at all.” I cannot wait to reach that level of self-confidence!
She rocks. Plain and simple.