Amber Heard opens up about her feminism and activism work as she graces the cover of Wonderland magazine’s Spring 2019 issue.
The 32-year-old actress is well-known for her activist works alongside the UN and is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. In a candid interview with the mag she talks about her desire to be a voice for justice within Hollywood.
“It’s one thing to observe a problem… it’s a whole other to do something about it,” Heard tells Wonderland. “One is a fundamentally reactive posture, the other restores a power in you.”
The star adds, “Justice is not a zero sum game. It’s a win-win. So if you’re doing what’s right for others, you’re doing what’s right for yourself. That’s how I look at everything. Will I be on the right side of history?”
The “Aquaman” star, who is a Human Rights Champion for the UN Human Rights Office, also discusses her role as a woman in the entertainment industry and how she’s been a feminist from a young age.
“It seemed inherently unfair to be told I had to dress a certain way… why is it my burden what a boy might be distracted by? Why is it not incumbent on our young men to be taught to behave? I have been a feminist always, ever since I could make an opinion, because I’m a humanist.”
She also touches on the current U.S. President Donald Trump and how his actions have served as a much-needed “wake-up call.”
“This Administration has given us a beautiful gift by serving us an overt display of the subversive ways in which we’ve been kept down for so long,” she explains.
“Thank you so much to the Grabber-In-Chief and all of the opportunistic followers that have echoed his divisive, polarising and dangerous homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, xenophobic, chauvinistic rhetoric.”
Heard explains, “It was nothing but a healthy wake-up call to some of the more ubiquitous and subversive realities that have kept women, people of colour and LGBTQ people in the margins for so long.”
You can read the full interview in the Spring issue of Wonderland magazine which is available to pre-order.