The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Angelina Jolie Honors Amanda Gorman

Angelina Jolie presented national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman with Variety‘s Power of Women honor last night and brought daughter Zahara as her date.

“The young woman of grace, who stepped fearlessly to the podium on inauguration day. Not just the youngest but the strongest voice we could ask for in that moment. The Amanda we see today might seem as if she leapt into our times, fully formed, to summon our better angels. But there was an Amanda we didn’t see,” Jolie said.

She concluded her speech, "[there was] nothing more beautiful, more challenging and more unsettling perhaps than the free mind of the thinking woman. That is surely why so much effort is put into constraining her. Those who have the power of free speech – the weapon of free speech – must combine to defend those who do not. We need voices like Amanda’s, those lights in the dark. May you burn fiercely, and light the way for others."

Angie with Dr Joan Wicks, Amanda Gorman's mother:

Bonus, Angie and Zahara with Orlando Bloom and honoree Katy Perry:

Sources: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Tags: angelina jolie, black celebrities, katy perry, orlando bloom, red carpet and event

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