In a time punctuated by women鈥檚 marches, 鈥渢he future is female鈥 chants, and equal pay demands, Sharon Stone is making it known that she is not here for anyone鈥檚 woman-vs.-woman nonsense. After an auction block leaked Madonna鈥檚 private letters from the early 鈥90s, in which she had some less-than-flattering things to say about the actress, Stone immediately stomped out any attempts to turn the situation into a feud.

Rather than jab back at the 鈥淢aterial Girl鈥 singer, the Agent X star reacted to the letters with deep care and understanding in a new Instagram post. She started by calling the publication of the letters 鈥渁bsurd鈥 and assuring Madonna, 鈥淜now that I am your friend.鈥

Stone then admitted that she, too, has struggled with the same self-doubt the Queen of Pop alluded to in the letters. 鈥淚 have wished to be a rock star in some private moments鈥 have felt as mediocre as you described,鈥 she wrote. 鈥淲e know, as only those who have survived so long that owning our own mediocrity is the only way to own our own strengths; to become all that we both have become.鈥

She ended the note by reinforcing that she is on Madonna鈥檚 side, no matter what. 鈥淚 love and adore you; won鈥檛 be pitted against you by any invasion of our personal journeys,鈥 Stone vowed.

And that is how women can support other women.

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