The Harry Potter superstar, Emma Watson, has long since outgrown her role as Hermione Granger. The United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador has been promoting education for girls, visiting Bangladesh and Zambia, and launching the UN Women campaign HeForShe; proving that she’s much more than a talented actress.
But still a bookworm at heart, the past couple of years has seen Watson hard at work at her feminist book club. Something her alter-ego, Hermione, would have been definitely proud of.
The goal of her club is to share feminist ideas and encourage discussion on the topic. Hosted on Goodreads, to become a member all you need to do is register for an account and join on the group’s page.
“As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on,” wrote Watson. “There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”
Hadn’t joined the community already? Why the heck not?!