Emily Baines
April 16, 2016 9:45 am

Our favorite celebrity badass Emma Watson turned 26 yesterday! Happy Birthday, Emma Watson! We want to celebrate this wonderful role model. After all, this is the woman who said, “Young girls are told you have to be a delicate princess. Hermione taught me that you can be the warrior.” A frequent tweeter, Emma has shared over the years many of her favorite things. It’s no surprise, of course, that she has excellent taste. You know that game where you get to plan a fictional celebrity dinner party? Emma Watson is definitely on our invite list.

Below is a list some of Emma’s favorite things, complete with commentary:

Gloria Steinem for the win! A necessary inclusion for every young feminist’s bookshelf.

An inspiration shares another inspiration.

Of this, Watson tweeted later: “I spoke to @Lin_Manuel today about diversity and and equality&it was awesome. He’s a total Heforsher..Despite the whole Slytherin malarkey.”

One of Watson’s many great attributes is her willingness to introduce us to voices we might not otherwise be aware of. For example, the great feminist and social activisit Bell Hooks, who is known and respected in certain circles but perhaps not by the young girls who worship Watson– that is, until Watson shares Hooks’ influence.

Excellent movie taste. Not that I’d expect anything less from someone who works in the movies!

This book (and the story behind it) will break your heart.

I am so excited for the movie The Circle, based on the eerily prescient novel by Dave Eggers, starring these two!