Emma Watson traveled around and planted books at these women’s memorials for International Women’s Day
Women all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day in whatever way felt most right to them. Some women were able to not show up to work, while others honored the day by wearing red and posting inspiring images on social media. Our gal Emma Watson honored her female heroes in a really, really beautiful way.
The Beauty and the Beast actress and her crew of “book fairies” visited the memorials of strong female historical leaders. Each book fairy left feminist books on memorials throughout their respective cities. And we are so incredibly impressed by their tenacity.
Watson announced her plans for International Women’s Day on social media and documented her day.
“Today I’m a red-striking ninja book-fairy out to spread some wise women’s words. Happy International Women’s Day! @bookfairiesworldwide #IWDOurSharedShelf #IWD #ADayWithoutAWoman,” she wrote.
First she stopped by the memorial of Harriet Tubman, left a handful of books, and wrote about Tubman’s story on Instagram.
"Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and humanitarian. Born into slavery in 1822, she escaped and subsequently rescued around seventy enslaved families and friends. After the American civil war she became an active participant in the struggle for women’s suffrage ✊️📚 #IWD #IWDOurSharedShelf #ADayWithoutAWoman @bookfairiesworldwide"
Watson then stopped by the Riverside Park in NYC and visited the Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt monuments.
She also swung by Bryant Park to leave a bunch of books in the arms of the Gertrude Stein statue.
"Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector. She was a leading figure in modernism in literature and art in the early 20th century. She wrote Tender Buttons and Three Lives, as well as work dealing with homosexual themes ✊️📚 #IWD #IWDOurSharedShelf #ADayWithoutAWoman @bookfairiesworldwide"
We didn’t think we could admire and appreciate Watson any more than we already do, but we were so very wrong.