So today we’re crushing on Angelina Jolie. She’s stunningly beautiful, she makes any look work for her (we can’t decide is she looks better in a dress, a pencil skirt and a tailored shirt, or a suit. Help.), she's a director, UN Goodwill Ambassador, advocate of women's rights (Girl power, anyone?), she has started a number of charities, is dedicated to environmental conservation and has the most open minded and positive attitude to bringing up her six super cute young ones alongside husband Brad Pitt.

Oh and did we mention she's an oscar winning actress? She won an Oscar for her performance in 'Girl, Interrupted' but lets not also forget that She's QUEEN MALEFICENT, guys.



So, even though they’re all good enough reasons, they're not the only reasons we’re crushing on her today. Two years ago, Angelina Jolie announced that after discovering she carried the BRCA1 gene, meaning she has an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, that she had made the brave decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. Today she has revealed that after a routine check-up in which her doctor spotted something that may be the beginning of ovarian cancer; she has now undergone surgery to prevent Ovarian cancer. This is an extremely brave thing for any woman to do, and we think it’s admirable to write about something so personal in order to educate other women in this area, we salute you, Ang! #INPSIRATION


 

Read her essay in the New York Times here.