Jennifer Lawrence - Feminism : A Modern Icon

Anyone who rises to the top of any industry at such a young age is admired by all who witness it. Within the spotlight of Hollywood, this is especially true for Jennifer Lawrence.

Quickly climbing to the top roles in major movie franchises such as X-Men and The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence established herself as one of Hollywood’s elite actresses before reaching the age of 22. Her roles in films such as Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle allowed her to take on a new air in the industry, and she has connected with audiences who unanimously appreciate her art across the planet.

Off-Screen, Jennifer Lawrence has chosen to openly advocate for her belief in Planned Parenthood, feminism, and body positivity. In 2015, Lawrence wrote an essay for the Lenny Letter in which she denounced the gender pay gap within her own industry, using her own experiences to highlight a nationwide issue.

Not stopping there, Lawrence founded her own organization entitled the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation in 2015 which supports charities such as The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. In 2016, she donated 2 million dollars toward the building of a cardiac intensive care unit at the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. She also worked closely with the Time’s Up initiative in Hollywood to protect women from harassment and discrimination.

Still youthful, at age 30, Jennifer Lawrence has demonstrated commitment and determination to make the world a better place by standing up for her beliefs on the world’s largest public stage.

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