Sometimes they don't always turn out to be the amazing role models we chalk them up to be — they are human, after all — but this past weekend, female celebrities showed up on social media in droves to prove that they and women around the world are forces to be reckoned with in honor of International Women's Day.
Emma Watson, Goodwill Ambassador to UN Women and captain of the HeForShe campaign, kicked off the day by hosting a live conversation on Facebook, welcoming people to ask questions about HeForShe and gender equality. "Encourage and include each other," Watson said during the chat. "Don't try and ostracize each other and have an open mind and don't have expectations based on the gender or the sex you see in front of you."
Kourtney Kardashian seized the moment to recognize the strong women in her own life that inspire her. Hate on the Kardashian clan all you want, but Kourtney's message about teaching girls, and boys, to be who they are and lift each other up is super-powerful.
Ariana Grande, who has definitely fought her fair share of battles defending her image, came out with a strong message on Twitter about women empowering women.
Happy Women's Day! Here's to the women who build each other up and encourage each other to be themselves as opposed to tear each other down— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2015
& here's to the women who don't shame each other, to the women who celebrate each other and let people be themselves w/o judgement or hate— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2015
luv to all women today!!!!!!!!!!— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2015
(AND EVERYDAY)— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2015
Iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson celebrated with Wonder Woman and a healthy breakfast.
And actress AnnaSophia Robb was right there with Johnson on the superhero front.
Lena Dunham, who's no stranger to fighting for feminism, paid tribute to Rosie the Riveter and hardworking women everywhere.
Happy International Women's Day! To all the incredible women I know and the ones I don't - I wish you opportunity, power and joy. I wish you courage in the fight. And I hope beyond hope that you get a nap once in awhile. Thank you to @sads_tagram for the exciting photoshop job every girl should have one of these
Taylor Swift posted a seriously epic photo of some of her favorite women: Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez and Este and Alana Haim.
We are at our best when we cheer each other on and build each other up. Happy International Women's Day. pic.twitter.com/C5FRxulqAB— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) March 9, 2015
While Gomez and Goulding may have been with Swift in spirit, they spent International Women's Day celebrating elsewhere. Gomez surrounded herself with the strong women in her life and Goulding was with super-athletes Sarah Reinertsen and Carmelita Jeter.
Today I'm thankful for my beautiful pastors. They are a constant. pic.twitter.com/kwBznMcDKx— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) March 9, 2015
No big deal and stop going on about it but I spent International Women's Day with THE FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD @jetg5 and Ironman triathlete and Paralympian @alwaystri plus a whole load of badass women killing it on the track and field, even I got involved in the 400m sprints right before this flight back to my London. #NikeLA #NRC
Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke wanted women to feel comfortable being themselves on International Women's Day.
And Kristen Bell gave a shout-out to the We're Not There Yet campaign, which challenged everyone to change their profile pictures to ghost avatars in a nod to what the world would be like without women in it.
Katy Perry was dreaming of a world where women rule.
dreams of a matriarchy #InternationalWomensDay— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 8, 2015
Model Gigi Hadid shared pride for her pal, Karlie Kloss, who completed the Semi Marathon de Paris in honor of the day.
Miranda Lambert celebrated the day by giving props to her friend Brandi Carlile, who's a powerful woman with a strong voice.
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