Amanda: What do you think it is about you that people, especially women, look up to?
Demi: I have tried to approach my life with a desire to face my own fears and insecurities, you know, to blast through my limitations and then take what I have learned and find ways to share that with others.
But since that is what happened, I am grateful it turned out this way.
Amanda: That says a lot about you, Ashton, and Bruce — very impressive.
It's an apt title for a woman who, despite wearing almost no makeup and dressed in beloved Lanvin flats, jeans, and a comfy sweater, is gorgeous.
Demi is truly a natural beauty — and she's only getting better with age.
Not to mention that she also created the mascara wand. She was a working mother of four daughters whose sole income provided for the entire family at a time when there were barely any jobs for women that paid well.
As well as Maya Angelou, Katharine Hepburn, Susan Sarandon, Coco Chanel, Oprah Winfrey, Mother Teresa, and Madonna. But I certainly haven't ever considered myself to be in that category.
Amanda: Do you know that you're considered a pioneer? Well, a lot of the women who have inspired me I would consider pioneers.
Women who, through their personal efforts, have opened the door for the rest of us.
Age wasn't what I was thinking about, but to the rest of the world it was a very big deal.
Amanda: Did you consider how your daughters might be impacted by friends of theirs having posters of their stepdad on their walls?
It is so easy to push your needs aside, and I think it is essential to your balance that you nurture yourself on all levels.