8 Things I Learned from Reese Witherspoon

#4 Be an Activist

Mrs. Wright
5 min readSep 16, 2020
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Since her first movie in 1991, award-winning actress, producer, writer, and activist Witherspoon has been winning our hearts.

With her Southern charm, inclusive positions, and unpretentious personality, it’s hard not to love Witherspoon. In the nine inspirations below, mostly related in her own words, you might learn something too.

1. Diversify and Create the World You Want to See

Witherspoon’s resume includes acting, a fashion–and–home accessories line (Draper James), her own production company and book club (Hello Sunshine, which consists of a book club, podcast, YouTube channel, movies, and more), authoring books (including her latest book, Whiskey in a Teacup), and more.

“I believe in abundance. I believe creativity is endless.” — Reese Witherspoon to the LA Times.

“I thought about my mom, who said, ‘If you want something done, do it yourself,’” Ms. Witherspoon continued. “You can sit there and complain about it, or you can do something about it.”- Witherspoon to the New York Times.

“That message — that you shouldn’t dream a little, girls, that you got enough of your pie already — is not OK,” she says. And she’s done staying quiet about it. So, to little



Mrs. Wright

Former restaurant reviewer and newspaper photographer. Married to a part-time goat farmer. BA Communications; MAEd.