Like mother, like daughter! While recently attending the Girl Up #GirlHero Awards in Los Angeles, Kate Hudson opened up about being a mom and raising her daughter, Rani Rose, to be a strong and fierce woman. The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star, 40, got super candid about motherhood during her speech at the inspiring event.
“With my little girl, I know that I will feel a desire to impart wisdom and challenges that can be faced by being a young woman,” she explained. “And the unfortunate reality of so many injustices that may be faced, the uphill battles to be heard at times, the moments when your hard work and knowledge, even if one’s superior to your colleagues, are dismissed or ignored, and this is what many young women are faced with when they enter the world.”
The blonde beauty continued, “And it’s something that I want my daughter to be ready for and something that I want every young woman in this room to be ready for. And this is the world we’re trying to change by sharing those stories and coming together to give each other tools to build each other’s confidence so that we can change the status quo.”
The Almost Famous actress — who welcomed daughter Rani alongside boyfriend Danny Fujikawa last October — explained how crucial it is for young girls to have inspiring women to look up to. “A leader doesn’t have to be one thing, OK? A leader, it isn’t always the one leading the army,” she said. “I think we live I a time where sometimes we think that we have to do it the way that everyone else is doing it because maybe it will make us or a cause feel more relevant.”
Kate also stressed the importance of stepping outside your comfort zone. “We fear that if you don’t do it the same way as everyone else, that we won’t succeed in our goals. But please remember that there are great leaders who are the beautiful leaders and innovators,” she gushed. “They’re the quiet leaders and they’re as powerful and as important as the outspoken ones. So please be your own kind of leader.”
The Academy Award winner — who is also the mom of sons Ryder Robinson, 15, and Bingham Bellamy, 8, from previous relationships — got candid about the difference between raising boys and girls. “As much as I wanted to think that it wasn’t going to be much different than having my beautiful boys, I was so wrong,” Kate admitted. “It’s very, very different.”
“I think the most powerful difference is that I can truly understand and identify with her and I’m doing the best I can to not ever project my own experiences on to my children or expect that they will be the same as me in any way,” Kate added, “but I like to nurture their nature.”
We have no doubt Kate is going to raise Rani up to be one strong, badass woman — just like her mama!