The Fosters star Maia Mitchell has a strong voice, and she wants to use it.
Yes, she’s a singer, too, but we’re talking about activism.
The Australian-born actress was one of 750,000 people who hit the streets of Los Angeles to protest in the 2017 Women’s March.
So when we jumped on the phone with her this week to talk all things The Fosters, we had to ask her why joining the movement was so important to her.
“I think the Women’s March was an amazing moment for feminism and the country,” she told JJJ. “It’s a really dangerous time for women, so it was really important to me that I was there. You have to practice what you preach.”
Maia told us there are so many women who inspire her, but there is one woman who has really shaped who she is as a smart and confident young woman.
“My mom is a fierce feminist,” she said, “so all of my values are totally emerging form her. All of my friends and family are like-minded in that space. I’m from a really alternative area in Australia — it’s full of really interesting, creative and like-minded individuals. I feel very lucky to have been raised in that kind of political climate.”
It’s important to her, Maia (who comes from Lismore, New South Wales, Australia) added, to use her fame for issues that are important to her. “I feel like I have to use my platform as a voice,” she said. “I think it’s everyone’s responsibility to do whatever they can.”
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