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Q&A With Shailene Woodley

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What makeup items do you never leave home without when you're traveling?

"I only ever use a tinted lip gloss called Sedona Seduction Truffle Stix, an edible chocolate lip balm, body balm, and sunscreen all in one. My mascara is by Tarte High Performance Naturals."

What do you always keep in your purse? 

"I always have a notebook and I love to write during moments of feeling inspired. I keep a flashlight because you never know when you might need that. And I have a lighter, because heat is so important just in case you're ever stranded and you can build a fire. I did study survival skills."

What's the best advice you ever got?

"It would have to be 'everything is sacred, and yet nothing is sacred.' For example, the earth, the sky, a woman having a baby, the food we ingest -- are all sacred. If you give anything too much importance, you analyze it and it can become an obsession, not just something you can appreciate. You don't want to give too much meaning to one thing."

When you're trying to lose 5 pounds, what's the first thing that goes and why?

"I eat what my body wants me to eat, when it wants me to eat -- I listen to it. I haven't ever really 'lost weight,' but for my role in the movie The Fault in Our Stars, I played a girl with cancer and had to lose some. I didn't diet, but ate smaller portions and it actually felt really healthy."

What cause is near and dear to you?

"First, women's rights: I also us want to re-establish what it is to be a woman so we see a shift in attitude during my lifetime. We should appreciate the body and be in touch with it. For example, women's menstrual cycles -- we've lost touch with how beautiful they are, how they're part of the process of life."

"A facilitator of women's empowerment, Alisa Starkweather, began the Red Tent Temple Movement that basically honors women, encourages them to appreciate one another and celebrates the art of sisterhood -- not being feminist or 'anti-men.' The organization One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to end violence against women and girls. Also, if we don't eradicate jealousy and envy, nothing will change."

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