Daryl Hannah's Work is True Beauty


Though this isn’t strictly an environmental story, it does involve one very eco-savvy movie star, Daryl Hannah, and it is about women’s rights, so I figured it deserved a space on Eco Chick. And if you haven’t checked out dhLoveLife, Hannah’s awesome blog (and videos that will make you cry) you should go right now. It’s quite cool looking and has environmental and animal-rights content made by Hannah herself.

Apparently, Daryl Hannah was kidnapped and almost sold into a prostitution ring in the 70’s when she first came to California. Now, in addition to the environmental work she has been involved with for quite some time, (including veganism, being arrested for treesitting and driving a biodeisel El Camino) Monsters and Critics reports that she is going to be campaigning against the international sex trade, which targets pre-teen and teenaged girls.

She says, “The more I learn, the more I am moved to take action.” Hannah says she will go undercover strapping microphones to her body and carrying a hidden camera as she travels to brothels around the world to document the disturbing truth in a film she will fund herself.

Via: Hugg (second article)

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.