Last Wednesday was International Womens Day. Famous women from various fields posted inspirational messages. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar posted this to Twitter, which is a callback to her series Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
This past Saturday marked the 21st anniversary of the premiere of BtVS. Sarah posted a scrapbook of behind-the-scene shots with a message that applies to everyone, especially in the current culture:
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the anniversary of #btvs is the same week as #internationalwomensday. I have always believed that the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. We have all learned a lot from Buffy, and the best part is, that never ends. “From now on, we won’t just face our fears, we will seek them out. We will find them, and cut their hearts out one by one. There is only one thing on earth more powerful than evil, and that’s us” Scroll through for some behind the scenes pictures, then and now (hopefully there will even be some you have never seen) #buffyslayday
The quote she used is from Bring on the Night in season 7, which I looked up, I didn’t know it off the top of my head. I have to hand it to Sarah, this is not only a great message but a great way to get it out there. I don’t know if this was intentional on Sarah’s part but there’s a parallel between BtVS and what’s going on in the country. The Scooby
Squad Gang (sorry!) from BtVS were a bunch of high school students confronting and slaying ancient demons. Currently, high school students across the country, moved to action by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, are confronting and defanging the NRA. Sarah has a good social media game in general. She promotes her Foodstirs baking company and doesn’t shy away from politics but includes some personal photos without giving up too much privacy.
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