In honour of the opening of ‘Magic Mike Live’, Channing Tatum penned an open letter to his daughter for Cosmopolitan.
In the letter to three-year-old Everly, Tatum discusses his wife, Jenna, and his hopes and fears about women’s empowerment.
Admitting he wants Everly to find her “authentic self” regardless of the expectations of society, the Step Up star first explains why he felt the need to write such an powerful letter to his daughter.
“I tried to imagine the things I’d want her to read that would help her understand men and sex and partnership better, and at that moment, I realised a strange thing,” he explains.
“I don’t want her looking to the outside world for answers”.
“My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be,“
The actor then went onto discuss how the role of a woman has shifted, saying:
“We live in a society that has trained men and women to play certain kinds of roles for a long time, and the beauty of this amazing moment we’re living in is that we’re finally starting to break free from those roles,” he wrote.
“Women, especially, are realising that they no longer have to conform to certain standards of social and sexual behavior, and this changes what they need from men and the role of men in general.”
“So, I guess if there’s one thing that I think men wish women knew, it’s just that they alone are enough.”
“When more women start to truly feel this power in themselves, the world will become so magical, it makes my head hurt“