Glamour has announced its 2019 Women of the Year list, which includes “rebel” Charlize Theron and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
In her feature story with the magazine, Theron talks about forgoing the “straightforward path” in her personal and professional life.
“I haven’t been in a relationship for a very long time. I never wanted to get married,” she said. “Those are things that are not hard for me because they’re innately my truth. I find people are somewhat perplexed by that, and also more with women, right?”
The actress also talked about how her skills as a producer are often questioned.
“I think there’s this conclusion that sometimes gets made, like, ‘It can’t possibly be a f**king actress that put this thing together,'” Theron said.
Greta Thunberg, in her interview, discussed her efforts to raise awareness about climate change.
“I don’t think people in general are ignoring this crisis because they don’t want to see it. I think they are just unaware; they don’t know,” she said. “The less people know, the more the people in power can get away with not doing anything. We have to make sure that people know what is happening. And know what is not being done.”
Other honourees include Margaret Atwood, Tory Burch, Ava DuVernay, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, and the women of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), all of whose stories will be released on Friday.
“Throughout this year at Glamour, we have celebrated women that are going big, whose influence we’ve felt reverberating beyond just a single moment,” said editor-in-chief Samantha Barry. “This group of exceptional women are having the tough conversations that open doors, and forge new paths on issues ranging from equal pay to climate change.”
This year, the women will be celebrated on Nov. 11 in NYC. Niecy Nash, Samira Wiley, Jane Fonda, Kate McKinnon, and Trevor Noah are among the presenters for the evening.