Mid-week slump getting you down? Then Dior’s empowering new campaign, #DiorStandsWithWomen, might just give you the encouragement you need. Featuring muses of the house and inspirational women – from actresses and models to scientists and photographers – who all happen to be empowering and influential in their own right, it’s all about celebrating femininity and the amazing achievements of women around the world.
In a series of videos shared on the brand’s YouTube channel, the likes of Charlize Theron, Cara Delevingne, Li Bingbing, and Golshifteh Farahani share what they’ve learned throughout their incredible careers, including the challenges they’ve faced and the words of wisdom they want to pass on.
If life’s got you down (like it has all of us of late) and you need an empowering boost, look no further than the videos below, which are bound to leave you feeling like you’re ready and able to take on anything life throws your way.
Actress & Producer
“My mom used to always say when I was a little girl, ‘It is your duty as a human being to stand up for those who can’t speak for themselves.’”
“We are together with men; we are fighting for the same cause. And that is against ignorance, not against each other.”
“First of all, I think that any woman is a very complete person who came to this world. You have an independent personality. What kind of person do you want to be?”
“As a woman, I’d love to see a world in which we don’t have to perform what it is to be a woman, you know; get to see a space where I don’t have to question: What would it look like if I didn’t have to do that?”
Choreographer & Artist
“I feel history hasn’t allowed us to shine as bright as we should, and I think our time is coming… We shouldn’t wait for permission or validation to be able to love our bodies.”
Actress & Model
“I think to fully understand what strength is, is to really look at women and to see that strength is not to do with the physical or to do with being brave, it is also to be vulnerable and to be honest and to cry and to say “I am not ok”. That is what real strength is”.