Shailene Woodley Loves “Dancing Around With Hairy Armpits”
“I find myself living in two worlds sometimes — being this person who can walk a red carpet in a huge, fancy-ass ball gown, high heels and mountains of makeup, but also being the girl at a hippie festival in the middle of the forest with war paint on my face, dancing around with hair armpits. I exist so well in both, and I used to feel like I had to choose one or the other,” says Woodley. “I struggled with that up until doing The Fault in Our Stars. I have one life to live, and it could end any minute, so I’m going to appreciate every single moment. I’m going to own my day before my day owns me.”
“Show up the way you expect others and the world to show up for you, and that’s all there is to it,” she continues. “Life is too fleeting, too unpredictable and too unfair to focus on anything else.”
The 22-year-old, who is a fan of ingesting clay and sun-tanning her vagina, adds that being one with nature helps her become a better human.
“People have told me my thinking on this is kind of post-apocalyptic, but I think it’s important to be a sovereign human in today’s world because there are so many things we don’t know. Take GMO foods — I don’t necessarily think they’re great for us, but I could be wrong; we just don’t know yet. Regardless, the fact that we are not allowed to know what’s in our food is huge,” she explains. “For me, having my basic necessities covered and being able to take care of myself is reassuring. If the power goes out, I know how to make a fire and where a water source is and how to find my own food.”
“[My friends and I] joke that our conversations sound like a ‘Sh*t Wild People Say’ video.”