BLOG 4: Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley has starred in movies such as: The Fault in our Stars, Divergent and the ongoing show Big Little Lies. Woodley was born on November 15th, 1991, making her 28 years old. Not only is she a great actress but she is also an Oceans Ambassador for Greenpeace. 

Shailene Woodley has over 4.4 million followers on her Instagram. Making her very open to the public and seen by many different eyes. Woodley uses her social media platforms to communicate her beliefs and opinions regarding the oceans to the world. 

Woodley also created a non-profit organization with her mother called All It Takes in 2010 to empower students to become leaders and to act on their beliefs.

(No Dakota Access Pipeline) Shailene Woodley got arrested in 2016, fighting for the adoption of renewable energy sources. She also highlighted in this protest that native people have been protesting against the pipeline and have not had their voices heard.

I personally find Shailene Woodley like me since I actually grew up to watching her on TV. She at some point in my life was someone I admired. I love the fact that she uses her fame as a way to try and change the world. Shailene Woodley is like me in the way that she is a woman for the betterment of the environment.

Woodley has been very vocal and direct about her support for the betterment of the environment and her personal life. She has admitted to using only chemical-free products for her day-to-day life as a way to cut down on harmful chemicals that can go straight into our ocean water. She states that she actually creates herself all of her own skincare and everyday uses, such as; face oils, moisturizers, cleansers and even her own toothpaste. She also explained that she does not go to doctors for medications, but she rather create her own. She further explains that she makes her own cheese, and goes to a farm to get her own food. She also goes to get natural spring water from mountains every month.

I think Shailene Woodley is unlike me because she has actually acted upon her beliefs. I, on the other hand, have not. I am still trying to educate myself on what I can do to help for the greater good of our oceans, forests and wildlife. Shailene Woodley also is American, and evidently, I am not. Her ethnic background unlike me is plentiful, she belongs to a mixed ethnic background of English, African American, French, Spanish, German, and Swiss. I, on the other hand, am Italian and Irish. 

I chose Shailene Woodley since she is someone most of us have heard of. She is mostly within our age group and I find her someone to look up to. I think that if Shailene Woodley can change her way of life, in this day and age, so can we. I think that Shailene Woodley mainly targets the youth of today, people of her age look up her, she makes herself relatable to people.

I find Woodley inspirational since not every celebrity uses their fame for the greater good. Most celebrities do not use their social media platform to convey strong messages that we need to change the world. When doing this, she obviously does not care what people think about her, she is standing for what she believes in and trying to spread knowledge. 

I define inspiration as something I would like to be or someone that motivates me to be better. And I think that Shailene Woodley does exactly that. 

Shailene Woodley speaking to people about her views and her experiences. This proves that she actually is not only using her instagram to show her support but she will also contribute to social gatherings and rallies in her community.

Resources:

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2019/1111/1090073-6-celebrities-championing-climate-change/

https://gossipgist.com/shailene-woodley-biography

https://www.biography.com/actor/shailene-woodley

https://www.teenvogue.com/gallery/shailene-woodley-best-activist-moments

2 thoughts on “BLOG 4: Shailene Woodley

  1. I love Shailene Woodley too. It’s cool that you showed this side of her because I wouldn’t have known that she was an advocate for the betterment of the environment.

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