If you missed Jodie Foster's "coming out" speech at the Golden Globe Awards last night, then you'll definitely want to check it out when you have a few extra minutes to spare today. Granted, she may have been a bit wordy while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, but most people agree that her overall message was poignant and moving.
And two people in attendance at the event were no doubt incredibly proud of Jodie -- her two sons, Charlie and Kit, who accompanied her to the Golden Globes as her dates.
Yes, Jodie brought her two kids to the Globes -- how cool is that? (They must've been the envy of all their friends for sure.)
And it's not typical for actors and actresses to bring along their children to awards shows, but given how personal Jodie's speech was, it's obvious that she wanted them in attendance specifically to hear what she had to say.
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Whether you loved Jodie's speech or hated it, you have to admit that she set an incredible example for her two sons with the words she spoke.
In particular, when she said, "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met." -- her underlying message was one that every parent should strive to convey to their kids.
She used the word "proudly," when describing how she came out to people, and with that single sentence, she showed her kids that they should always be themselves, and take pride in who they are. They shouldn't be afraid to speak up and stand up for what they believe in (which, in Jodie's case, is the right to her privacy).
I think all parents will agree that the lessons taught by Jodie are ones we want all of our kids to take to heart, and hopefully pass on to their own kids someday as well.
What other messages can we teach our kids based on Jodie's words?
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