Rashida Jones Covers Good Housekeeping

Rashida Jones, Good Housekeeping

On puberty: “I have a lot of childhood pictures in my phone. I just think it’s nice to remember who you are. Between 12 and 15, I was emotional, chubby and awkward. It was puberty and I was a work in progress. Thankfully I got to do that privately. It sucks now that kids have to decide how to represent themselves publicly at such a young age.”

On her mother: “My mom is a great beauty, but also a deep well of curiosity. My parents taught me who to be … they worked hard to make sure my sister and I saw people like us. A lot of family friends were mixed-race couples. I picked well! My parents are beautiful inside and out.”
Rashida Jones, Good Housekeeping
On Hollywood beauty standards: “I don’t like the idea that there is so much pressure on women to look a certain way in Hollywood. There are times when I feel myself buckling under that pressure. Beauty is so emotional for me — I eat my feelings.”
Rashida Jones, Good Housekeeping
On taking after her mother: “She has always been holistic about beauty — she puts on sunblock, drinks a ton of water, takes care of herself, meditates. I’m less strict, but I do meditate, eat well, work out. And I love being in nature with no mirrors — just trees and a good sweat.”
Rashida Jones, Good Housekeeping
On making big decisions: “My dad tells me to make decisions out of love and not fear. It’s okay to do something and not know that you’re going to nail it and execute it with full, perfect preparedness … I just pushed myself. I told myself that the only way that I could find out if I was a writer was to sit down and do it every day.”
Rashida Jones, Good Housekeeping
On activism: “It takes one person to say something, and at the time it’s uncomfortable. People don’t like to be challenged on the things that don’t apply to them. They need to be pushed. When the Civil Rights Movement was happening and they polled white people across the country, 90% of them said they didn’t think people should be marching. Progress is always this tiny, tiny minority feed — this tiny flame that needs a couple of bright people to keep it burning and carry it forward so other people feel comfortable using those words.”

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