“The women who made me”
The star of Ghostbusters and Mike & Molly discusses her dream team.
Comedienne and TV host When Ellen chose to come out on her TV series Ellen, it damaged her career to the point that she didn’t think that she would get it back. But she did, and she paved the way for women to be able to say, “This is who I am, and I don’t have to act any other way.”
and author I saw Jane speak when I was in university. Hearing her talk about her work in the jungle had an incredible impact on me at 18.
TV producer There usually aren’t many women writing on a TV series. Julie has maintained herself in a ‘boys club’ so well, and I’m always glad that she has my back.
activist Angelina is someone who could lead a very pampered life, yet she’s chosen to focus on children and on people who don’t have a voice. She doesn’t have to do it; she just chooses to live the right way.
Musician When I was younger, I was called Sugarcube – like Björk’s former band The Sugarcubes – because I looked and dressed like her. I love the visual aesthetic that she puts into her music. Start with her videos; you’re going to lose several hours of your life.
Swimmer What a wonderful maniac she is, right? At 64, she did a long-distance swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, US. I always think about how many naysayers Diana had to listen to. We live in an age where there’s so much tearing down of women, so someone who decides not to take that in is extremely badass.
Fine artist I had a big poster in my university res room of Louise in a dark fur coat, holding an enormous phallic object. She didn’t gain fame as an artist until late in her life, but she kept living and making art how she wanted regardless.
Politician It’s so important for young women and girls to see female politicians. And I’m so excited that Hillary is running for presidency in the US this year.
Film director She chose a path that allowed her to make the exact type of films she wanted. Someday, I hope I can coerce Nicole into letting me work with her.
Melissa’s mother When I told my mom all of the crazy things I wanted to do, she looked at me and said, “Why wouldn’t you?” I’ve asked her, “Why in the world didn’t you tell me to try something else?” She goes, “You wanted to do it, so I just told you to do it.” I got hit with the lucky stick, because that’s the person who encouraged me.
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ries Have fun with love You’re fit and looking great, but you need to focus on your nutrition and make healthier food choices. Your relationship is very sexual, and may lead to marriage and talk of children. If you’re single, take advantage of the confidence you feel right now. It’s time to be seen, so head out around 2-3 and 30-31 August for fun and sexy times. You need a more positive attitude at work; enjoy what you do! Financially, you’re doing well, especially when it comes to dealing with big financial institutions. Watch your money grow!
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