Nicole Kidman Writes Powerful Essay About Domestic Violence And Feminism
The famous actress decided to fight for those affected by domestic violence by writing an inspiring letter on gender equality for Porter magazine’s Incredible Women issue. Kidman started by claiming that as she was growing up, she never, not even once, thought that she was at a disadvantage because of her gender.
That was due to the fact that she had a supportive father and a strong, feminist mother.
Her upbringing was also reflected by her choices to portray independent female characters who went against the social norms and expectations.
Ultimately, it was her driving force to making it in an industry that is still pretty much run by men.
As fans may be aware, Kidman has won an Emmy for playing a victim of domestic violence on Big Little Lies.
In addition, she has been actively and directly helping real-life victims for the past decade.
In her letter, Nicole also talked about her work with the U.N. Women organization in order to save women everywhere in the world from domestic abuse.
‘My feminist roots have led me to U.N. Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It’s in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I’ve focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I’ve heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever,’ Kidman penned.