Shailene Woodley Has a Few Surprising Things to Say After Being Arrested
We were totally shocked when Shailene Woodley was arrested while streaming the entire sitch on Facebook Live. The Divergent actress (who you’ll also recognize from her roles in Snowden and The Fault in Our Stars) was protesting the pipelines in North Dakota, but was in fact leaving and mere feet away from her vehicle when she was apprehended for trespassing, saying she was targeted because she is well known. Now that she’s been released from jail, Shailene has something to say about the sitch, and it may surprise you.
Granted, we would have been shocked if Shailene had chosen to stay totally silent (that’s so not her style), but what she did have to say was… not what we expected. But that’s certainly not a bad thing.
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one day, baby, we'll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside
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After posting a (gorgeous!) pic to Instagram, Shailene included the caption, “one day, baby, we’ll sing our poetry. the words dripping from our tongues wet with ripened patience. and the lyrics, the sweet fruits born from the seeds our aging hands are now sowing. #alwaysinallways #heartforward #uptous #NoDAPL #protectcleanwater #iamonyourside”
That may not be quite what anyone expected — i.e. there’s no direct mention of the protest or her arrest other than the hashtags — but from this star, who’s quickly become an activist icon of her time, it’s probably exactly what we should get used to.
What do you think about Shailene Woodley’s first words after her arrest? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t Time; photos via Andreas Rentz/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!