I’m consistently asked how I keep a foot in two contrasting worlds – one in the entertainment industry, predicated on wealth and indulgence, and the other in humanitarian work.
I was eleven years old when the LA riots broke out in ’92 – littering my hometown with fires and looting, with curfews and recklessness. I happened to be at school when the mayhem began, keeping me and my classmates on lockdown until it was safe for our parents to pick us up.
This past Sunday, men and women around the world celebrated, honored, and championed gender equality on the much anticipated International Women’s Day. I was in London to support Emma Watson in her HeforShe Initiative for UN Women.