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Emma Watson And Malala Hung Out, And It Was Exactly As Awesome As You'd Imagine

Dreams really do come true.

ATTENTION, WORLD. The most perfect of all meetings has occurred and, unsurprisingly, it was goddamn perfect.

Via Facebook: emmawatson

U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador (and renowned badass) Emma Watson interviewed Nobel Prize laureate (also a renowned badass) Malala Yousafzai at the Into Film Festival yesterday.

The two women discussed Yousafzai's life, advocacy, and the documentary He Named Me Malala.

Via Facebook: emmawatson

"Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent," Watson said in a Facebook post. "That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person. She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter... And it doesn't seem to have been diminished by the success she has already had."

Watson initially wanted to ask Yousafzai if she identified as a feminist, but decided to take the question out of her list a day before the interview.

During their conversation, though, Yousafzai identified herself as a feminist, which Watson described as "the most profound moment of the interview".

Emma Watson wrote on her Facebook page:

Maybe feminist isn't the easiest word to use... But she did it ANYWAY. I think this gesture is so emblematic of what Malala and I went on to discuss. I've spoken before on what a controversial word feminism is currently. More recently, I am learning what a factionalised movement it is too. We are all moving towards the same goal. Let's not make it scary to say you're a feminist. I want to make it a welcoming and inclusive movement. Let's join our hands and move together so we can make real change. Malala and I are pretty serious about it but we need you.

Since being posted 10 hours ago, the post has been shared over 23,000 times, and has received overwhelmingly positive responses.


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