Human rights attorney Amal Clooney became a household name when she started dating actor George Clooney (though let's be real, she should have been a household name all along because she's completely incredible), and their relationship made her career extremely high profile. But instead shying from the the attention, she embraces it—saying it helps bring a heightened awareness to the cases she's fighting.
"There's a lot of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen," Amal told BBC (via Us Weekly) in a recent interview. "I think if there are more people who now understand what's happening about the Yazidis and ISIS, and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it's a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get."
Amal Clooney says she doesn't mind being known as George Clooney's wife if it helps her publicise the plight of the Yazidis#BBCNewsSix pic.twitter.com/72gGm9l8fBMarch 7, 2017
This is a perfect example of a celebrity using their platform to do work that truly matters. It would be so easy for Amal to completely shy away from the public eye considering how high profile her relationship is, and she deserves major recognitions (even PROPS) for staying in the spotlight.
Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.
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