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17 Times Hayley Atwell Was An Inspiration To Us All

Have you given thanks for her existence yet today?

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1. For example, let's recall that time she stood up for her iconic character's iconic hat at SDCC.

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2. And she's really, really committed to this whole Dubsmash thing.

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3. Like, really committed.

4. Hayley, who does this???

5. She's become so known for her Dubsmashes that now she sometimes does them with fans at conventions. Who doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of her generosity of spirit?

FUCK ME UP @HayleyAtwell @ianoverbros

6. She's not afraid to shut down sexist questions.

7. She has long showed grace in all situations.

I fell on the floor after a long fan photo session only to look up and see Stan Lee looking down on me. #mortified #legend

8. And is a perfect example of mixing high and low culture into your daily life.

I just dipped a cheeto in mustard...But it's ok, I balanced it out by reading some poetry

9. She's a prime example of standing up for what you believe in in your environment and beyond. And in having the staying power to make it happen.

Diversity in season 2 was brought up today. And not even by me! Which is a first...

Very happy to report that the subject of diversity came up with @ACwritersroom at dinner last night 😊

10. And of never being afraid of showing your true fangirl self.

I interrupt this brief dubsmash AOS war to express the first time I met @lovegwendoline

11. She's an expert at diving in to anything headfirst.

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12. She raises up the voices of her fans on the regular.

13. And she sure does know what dedication looks like.

14. Hayley gets real with Peggy Carter 24/7.

First costume fitting for season 2! #agentcarter

15. She speaks out about needless over-photoshopping.

Why are you so beautiful? @HayleyAtwell. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

@ChrisEvansHeart why am I so photoshopped?

16. She supports her own no matter what. And hey, if you're reading this you're probably one of her own, too.

Work it, girls #SDCC military Peg, office Peg and Dottie

I think prejudice is always going be there. We just have to trump it. We just have to keep on exposing it and trumping it and revealing it and naming it and making it clear and bringing it out into the light, out into the open to see it for what it really is. And then it really, truly has no power. ...that got really deep.

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