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ok, I know this first part probably isn't what you are looking for, but my initial reaction to this interview is how how confident Streep comes across. By no means is she a large woman, but she certainly is not the typical underweight star that the media attempts to constantly throw in our faces as "ideal". She displays strength and does not apologize for having it. She is well able to step into the strength of the characters with ease because she is confident, strong, and passionate herself. I most admire her transparency. I think perhaps transparency is a tricky thing for me...I am feeling that I am being "transparent" because people can see my weaknesses.. however, when I then think of the true meaning of transparency I realize that it encompasses more than showing how you are feeling...I think it also includes showing strength through one's vulnerabilities. I often don't possess that courage because I don't want anyone to get that close to me. The women in these stories took a stand for themselves and their principles. They do not apologize for who they are. I feel I have spent my whole life apologizing for who I am. I guess my ED is what I use to avoid feeling these vulnerabilities. It is my false control. My false strength. What a beautiful thing it would be to have this shackle off my feet and not apologize for who I am, but to take all of the adversity and turn it into something powerful and useful.

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