Viola Davis is gearing up to see Wonder Woman this weekend, and her daughter is too. To celebrate powerful women, showing your own strength, and the debut of one of the most anticipated superhero films of recent history, Viola shared a tbt photo yesterday and our hearts have melted.
The photo shows her daughter when she was almost 3 and totally decked out in a fantastic wonder woman outfit looking totally fierce. Viola is obviously proud as she posts the photo in honor of the premiere weekend for the film that celebrates girl power.
Viola has also shared her excitement on her Twitter account, saying she’d definitely be seeing Wonder Woman this weekend – it’s a film for the girls.
Viola is an advocate for women. She wants them to be strong, confident, empowered, and more than any of that, she wants them to love themselves. This starts at home, and Viola had to learn to love herself as she grew up. She lives with a confidence that few people have, and she encourages others to work towards it too.
We looked at a few of Viola’s quotes about being yourself and being a strong woman in honor of her excitement for Wonder Woman and her general bad ass-ery.
“You can’t be hesitant about who you are.”
“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.”
“I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.”
“I just look at women sometimes and I just want to ask them, ‘Do you know how fabulous you are?’ I look back at pictures of myself and I remember thinking, ‘I was so fat when I was growing up. I was 165 pounds when I graduated from high school. I was a mess.’ And then I look back at pictures of myself, and I’m like, ‘You were fabulous.’ I wish I would have known that then.”
Here’s to strong women, here’s to Viola, and here’s to Wonder Woman and its impact on the future of superhero films.
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