Following Beyonce’s essay in Vogue’s September 2019 issue, Angelina Jolie has also chosen to take control of her own narrative. Despite some improvements, women’s magazine interview questions are generally of low quality. Therefore, those who criticize these women for wanting to control their story should stop being sensitive about journalistic integrity and appreciate the level at which Angelina and Beyonce are operating. It is understandable that as women become more activist-oriented, they want to have control over what is said about them. Vanity Fair, for example, buried Beto O’Rourke with their “born to run” headline, which was not appreciated. These women do not want to have to talk about dry skin just to please advertisers. We support Angelina and Beyonce in their quest for control over their own stories.
Elizabeth Stewart has given Jolie a stylish look by dressing her in various brands like Celine, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, and more. The photo session was conducted by Alexi Lubomirski, with Jolie posing alongside her personal airplane. The theme of the shoot was ‘Angelina Jolie on Why the World Needs More Wicked Women.’
The conservative factions of Catholicism, evangelical Christianity, and Orthodox Judaism, along with Republicans, frequently label prominent women as witches. Figures such as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton are among those who have been targeted. Actress Angelina Jolie’s question, “What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so dangerous throughout history?” remains relevant today. In the past, the Old Testament command to “not suffer a witch to live” was taken literally, leading to the execution of tens of thousands of people for the alleged crime of evil deeds through magic. The majority of those executed were women. Even women activists, politicians, and mothers are often called witches, which is a disheartening reality that persists in many countries.
Angelina Jolie speaks out about the ongoing violence against women all over the world. It is estimated that around 200 million women and girls worldwide have undergone genital mutilation while approximately 650 million were forced to marry before they turned 18. Shockingly, family members murder thousands of women each year in the name of “honor killings” as a form of punishment for exercising their freedom. Just recently, thousands of Sudanese women took to the streets of Khartoum protesting for free elections. However, security forces allegedly raped several women after receiving orders to “break the girls.”
Angelina Jolie reminisces about the defining moment in her life when she realized her purpose. The incident occurred during her twenties when she visited Sierra Leone and met with refugees amidst a brutal civil war. This experience enlightened her on the level of violence and hardships people faced in conflict zones, leading her to discover her calling in life. It inspired Anne of Carversville to take action after meeting Jolie in 2007 and becoming her founding muse.