Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey has a powerful message for her daughter

Lena Headey, best known for her role as Queen Cersei Lannister in HBO’s series Game of Thrones. HBO

Actress Lena Headey — better known as the ruthless Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones — announced her pregnancy back in February. She’s now welcoming the daughter she’s expecting in six weeks to the world in a most beautiful and fitting way: by writing a feminist essay. “My daughter will have freedom of choice. She will be free to dance, to sing, to be educated in the fields that spark her passion, to marry if she wants, to marry WHO she wants, to remain single, or to fall in love with another woman. She’ll be able to wear what she wants, put on lipstick, and read books that spark debate and expand her mind,” Headey wrote in a post for Plan International USA. “She will be loved, protected, respected, and celebrated,” the essay continues. “All these things that should be, and will be, basic human rights, are a promise to my daughter. My humble request is that you give what you can and maybe — just maybe — we can bring about the change we all wish to see.” With her essay, Headey is asking for donations to the Because I Am a Girl Safe Future project, which aims to support young women in Egypt and give them the same rights and privileges of people in more developed nations.

Read Lena Headey’s post here.
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