Following an extremely cordial conversation about abortion on her Instagram, Jessica Chastain not only gave words of encouragement to a woman dreaming of motherhood, she also donated money to make that dream come true.
To commemorate International Women’s Day Thursday, the “Molly’s Game” actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a T-shirt with the message “We Should All Be Feminists” printed on the front. The accompanying caption read, “FEMINISM: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes #happyinternationalwomensday @renatocampora.”
Among the responses to Chastain’s feminist message was from a woman named Karin Schulz, who said: “Yes feminists that that believe in God and stand up for The Unborn. I would be for that kind of feminist.”
“Yes you can decide what is right for you,”Chastain said in her reply to Schulz. “I am pro-choice and I believe that everyone has the right to make their own decision.”
Chastain also noted that Schulz and her husband Jeremy are trying to have a baby, but because their insurance company doesn’t cover it, the couple have established a GoFundMe page to raise money for fertility treatment. “I read about your journey to become a mother and it broke my heart,” Chastain said. “I hope that your dream will come true in 2018! Much love to you.”
Shortly after, Chastain added “My eyes filled with tears as I read [Schulz’s GoFundMe], dear Karin. I have such belief in your dream. Don’t give up my sister. It’s in your destiny.”
But it wasn’t only words of support Chastain offered up – she also donated $2,000 to help out. “You’ll be wonderful parents who teach love by example. Someday youll hold your baby. Dont give up,” Chastain wrote on Schulz’s GoFundMe page.
Chastain’s support and her donation moved Shulz, who thanked the actres for “your words, for your encouragement and loving wishes.”
“I too am a feminist!! It is ok if we don’t see eye to eye on everything,” Shulz said soon after. “We do agree on more than we disagree!! You are my sister, and together wonderful change and more awesome things will happen in this beautiful world we live in. Love Always Karin.”
See Chastain’s instagram post below.