Billie Lourd Honors Mom Carrie Fisher On Women’s Day

Beloved icon, feminist, actress and all-around awesome woman Carrie Fisher passed away last December just one day before her mother, Debbie Reynolds, own passing—and the world is definitely still not over it. Grieving takes time, you know. And thanks to Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, we are sobbing all over again. For International Women’s Day on March 8, Lourd wrote a beautiful tribute to her mother on Instagram and we are not okay.

In her Instagram post, Lourd shared an old picture of Carrie (looking gorgeous and fierce as always). With their initials and one of Fisher’s greatest feminist quotes, the caption is both inspirational and heartbreaking.

It’s fitting that Lourd chose International Women’s Day to share this tribute of her mother, who was an iconic feminist. The quote, which reads, “There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.'” comes from Fisher’s book “Wishful Drinking.” The quote is especially resonant on International Women’s Day, which aimed to celebrate the innumerable contributions females have made to society.

Carrie Fisher was lauded for her work in banishing the stigma of mental illness and addiction during her lifetime. She spoke often, and candidly, about her struggle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse, and made it clear that she was far more than a pretty girl in a gold bikini.

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Getty Images | Kevin Winter

This quote is just another way Fisher encouraged herself—and other women—to never give up, never get complacent, never stop working. Though her presence is greatly missed, we are grateful to Lourd for taking the time to share this beautiful tribute with all of us. Though Fisher has been gone for a few months, it is clear her impact on the world will not be soon forgotten, especially for her daughter.

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Getty Images | Ethan Miller

We hope you had an empowering International Women’s Day (and every day)! Who inspires you to keep working towards your dreams?

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