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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Charms for Change is an ongoing collaboration with exceptional women who inspire us. The charms will be available for purchase online and all profits will go towards a charity to help young women who are struggling and need help building a future, with a focus on grass root charities both in the UK and globally.

How did you come up with the idea for this charm?

Gratitude for womankind is gratitude for life. The charm is a celebration of that gift, which every single person shares. Ironically, the symbol for female is also used to denote church (only upside down). It felt appropriate - because the preciousness and power of womankind could not be more worthy of worship than right now.

What Charity did you choose and why?

V Day/The City of Joy - a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Best piece of advice?

Buddhist wisdom has always helped me in difficult times. Pema Chodron is a wonderful teacher and author. The steps towards healthy detachment require practice and awareness - my biggest issue has been my inability to accept when I’ve been the victim of painful episodes. Pema has really helped me; “Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are”.

Love is?

The healthy flow of positive energy in and through every living thing.

Most treasured?

I try to work on letting things go rather than creating attachments to people and things. Mush easier in theory than practice.

What superpower do you crave?

Flight would be cool.

Female solidarity is?

Not to be taken for granted, and urgently required if we’re going to guide broken men back from the suicidal precipice of fear.

Which word do you most overuse?

Fuck.

Last thing that made you laugh out loud?

A line in a script. It was about threatening to stab a pencil into the delicate area of another person’s anatomy. I couldn’t read on for a full 5 minutes I was laughing so hard. Watch this space, we start filming this year ;)

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