Angelina Jolie is someone that I admire. I think she’s a mystery, but I also admire her for her philanthropy work and her desore to change the world. I feel like she’s someone that really wants to better the world, and I think we need more people like that.
The actress gave an interview to Harper’s Bazaar about quarantine and all the time that she is spending with her children. We know (well perceive) that they all spend a lot of time together based on what is out there.
The actress was asked about what she’s been reconsidering what is truly important in life.
“I was fortunate years ago to travel with the UN to frontlines around the world and put into perspective what really matters,” she said.
She continued, “Having six children, I am reminded daily of what is most important. But after almost two decades of international work, this pandemic and this moment in America has made me rethink the needs and suffering within my own country.”
The actress has the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which prioritizes health, education, conservation, and sustainable development efforts. She also supports the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Project in Cambodia. The actress was also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations for several years, and after that she was appointed the special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012.
“I am focusing both globally and domestically; they are of course linked. There are more than 70 million people who have had to flee their homes worldwide because of war and persecution – and there is racism and discrimination in America,” she shared with the magazine. “A system that protects me but might not protect my daughter – or any other man, woman or child in our country based on skin color – is intolerable.”
“We need to progress beyond sympathy and good intentions to laws and policies that actually address structural racism and impunity,” she added. “Ending abuses in policing is just the start. It goes far beyond that, to all aspects of society, from our education system to our politics.”
She also talked about what she hopes life will be like post pandemic, “That the focus on efforts to make structural change to protect vulnerable people stays at the centre of our discussions. That we don’t turn inward and we work with even more awareness of our shared humanity.”
We hope so too.
Are you an Angelina Jolie fan? What do you think of what she had to say?