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Blake Lively is curled up with a blanket, pumping breast milk in a hotel room in Toronto. “I’m literally drained—literally!” she says, motioning to the mechanism humming away, which is why moisturizer is the only beauty product the mom of two has time for lately. She’s flown in to host the L’ORÉAL PARIS Women of Worth Awards Gala, an event that recognizes 10 Canadian women who are making a difference in their communities through charitable causes. Lively is no stranger to promoting causes herself: She works with Child Rescue Coalition and took to the streets of Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March back in January. The actress didn’t view the latter as anti-Trump but rather as an occasion to unite forces. “We are valuable, equal and standing up for our power, and I think that’s a really beautiful thing.” When it comes to her own sense of self-worth, Lively’s has definitely evolved. “Now, more than ever, I’m hyper-aware of certain things that have happened in my life that I’ve just accepted because I’m a woman,” she says. “I didn’t judge them or feel upset by them [at the time] because it’s just how it is. But I don’t want my daughters to experience that.” —Lesa Hannah