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Exclusive: Actress Ashley Greene is proud to use her ‘forever’ platform and women’s advocate: ‘it’s awesome’

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Although Ashley Green rose to fame playing Alice Cullen in the Dusk movie, he feels like he’s found his footing, especially once he’s started Hummingbirda platform that is “rewriting the script on how we take care of our bodies”.

“Being a first-time entrepreneur is one of the toughest journeys, but one of the more satisfying things we have done. [Sister-in-law]__Olivia\[Khoury\]__ and I get these letters and DMs from people saying how they’ve been able to do self-assessments and be their own health advocates, and still, even if you’re doing something on a minor level, be able to help people understand the their health is so vital\. I learned a lot and there is still a lot to do\. I’m definitely grateful to have it,” the 35-year-old told *Morning Honey* exclusively on Wednesday, Feb. 1, while she was at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women[__Red Dress Collection__](https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/attend/red-dress-collection)[__ Concert__](https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/attend/red-dress-collection)\.

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When women turn to the two founders, the actress they joked “they cry every day. It’s amazing. I think, again, every day it shows us that the work we’re doing matters and to be able to see it firsthand is really, really amazing.”

However, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies, like the brunette beauty, who welcomed her daughter Kingsley Rainnn in 2022, she didn’t mince words when describing being an entrepreneur. “It’s difficult!” she admitted. “I think anything worth doing is hard, and there’s a reason why not everyone does it, especially in this space, but it’s amazing. Don’t start a business unless you’re incredibly passionate about it.” you are talking to, but if you have that passion and you really want it Make the difference, It does not matter. Do whatever it takes.”

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In terms of what the future is like, Greene, who he’s married to Paul Khouri, hopes Hummingway continues to grow. “One of the most important things for us when creating is that we want to give others the solution. The educational aspect is equally important for us, so I think being able to really dig it out is extremely important, because again, we want products that they work people but education and to be able to be an advocate is huge,” he said.

Ultimately, the mom of one is happy with her success so far.

“It’s great. It’s really nice to know that I can raise my daughter and say, ‘This is what mom is passionate about.’ I saw there was a problem and did something to make a change. It’s huge. My mom always told me she’s proud of me, but she said acting is a smaller piece of the puzzle. You’re doing is great but you will use your platform and you will use it for good.’ I feel like I’ve finally lived up to it and that’s special to me,” Greene shared.

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Since the Florida native is passionate about health care, it made sense for her to come to the Big Apple to participate in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for WomenRed dress collection Concert.

“I’m super excited to be here. Honestly, like many women, I had no idea that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in women and new mothers, which is just devastating to think I’m a new mother. I wanted to help raise awareness. It’s hugely important – it’s what we push for at Hummingway as well, but women are underrepresented when it comes to pretty much any clinical trial, when it comes to any kind of healthcare area, so I think that’s something we need to fight for, to be more inclusive and enable women to understand what their symptoms are,” she said. I think you look at cardiovascular disease as something like a disease of man and it’s not. It’s about all of us. My hope is that I can use my voice to help other women understand the symptoms.”