Billie Lourd: Carrie Fisher Raised Me 'Without Gender'
Carrie Fisher's legacy extends far beyond her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars."
Along with her iconic writing, feminism, and mental health advocacy, she proved to be a dedicated, open-minded parent.
"There are certainly a lot of other cool things… the coolest thing being that I am the mother of this amazing daughter named Billie,” said Fisher in her one-woman-show, "Wishful Drinking." "She's my most extraordinary creation."
After Fisher's passing on Christmas day, this very personal show began headlining HBO's documentary portal, where she shares much about her daughter and family in general.
"She told me to be true, and kind, and confident in yourself. She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender," Lourd said.
"It's kind of the reason she named me Billie. It's not about being a strong woman — it's about being a strong person. She once told me, 'I never sat you down with a credo. It was more about leading by example.'"
Lourd also recently opened up on social media to reflect on both her mother and grandmother's passings, which happened a day apart.
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