An Ode To Meryl Streep

Scroll through above for our favorite photos of Meryl Streep!

We haven’t been able to stop thinking about Meryl Streep since last week at the Golden Globes. During her acceptance speech at the Globes last weekend, she stated, “And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.” We’re not the types to get sentimental, Potatoheads, but her speech had us teary-eyed.

Going into 2017, when many of us are feeling worried about the incoming president and changing political climate, Meryl Streep is the icon we all need. She’s been inspiring us for decades: as a young actress finding her way in Manhattan, a new mom balancing work and family time, as a revered actress speaking for so many women without a voice. Scroll through above for some of our favorite photos of Meryl Streep; we hope she inspires you as much as she’s inspired us. 

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