Jill Layton
March 09, 2017 12:45 pm

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.

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.

We didn’t think we could admire and appreciate Watson any more than we already do, but we were so very wrong.

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