Emma Watson hands out Maya Angelou books on NYC subway after Donald Trump wins election

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Emma Watson is choosing to be proactive.

One day after the U.S. election, in which Donald Trump was named president-elect, the 26-year-old British actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador took to the New York City subway system to spread some knowledge.

"Today I am going to deliver Maya Angelou books to the New York subway," she tweeted on Wednesday. "Then I am going to fight even harder for all the things I believe in."

The former Harry Potter star followed up on her promise with a photo of herself in action, hiding a book on a subway platform.

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was among those to respond to Watson's tweet, writing, "As I told you a couple of hours ago: I love you xxx."

The outspoken feminist activist may not have been able to vote in the high-stakes election, but she used her voice to encourage eligible women in the U.S. to turn out at the polls.

"At times, politics may seem disillusioning, filled with rhetoric and smokescreens," Watson wrote in October. "However, regardless of our personal beliefs, it can't be denied that the result of the upcoming US presidential election will have ripple effects around the world and impact, in one way or another, the lives of millions and millions of people."

"It has been excruciating to sit on the sidelines in the months leading up to this election," she continued, adding that America has been her "second home." "Goodness, I wish I could cast a vote."

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British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson arrives to the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) speaks, next to an unidentified translator, during the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Emma Watson attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, takes notes during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups which are pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase its numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 09: Emma Watson attends the Valentino show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 9, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, right, speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Actress Emma Watson arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle Tuesday May 13, 2014 in Windsor, England. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool)
Emma Watson arrives for the UK Premiere of Noah at a central London cinema, London, Monday, March. 31, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Actress Emma Watson attends the premiere of "Noah" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Emma Watson at Late Show with David Letterman in New York City on March 25, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
Actress Emma Watson poses prior to attending the Vogue party, in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camu
English actress Emma Watson poses for the photographers during the Spain Premiere of the movie "Noah" in Madrid, Spain. Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)
Actress Emma Watson attends the "Noah" Germany Film Premiere at Zoo Palast on March 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Actress Emma Watson arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden hosted by the Duke of Cambridge at Windsor Castle on May 13, 2014 in Windsor, England. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, Pool)
Presenters Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Emma Watson walk on stage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 17: Actress Emma Watson attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures 'Noah' (Noe) at the Palafox cinema on March 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 13: Emma Watson attends the 'Noah' Germany Premiere at Zoo Palast on March 13, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori, left, and Director of UN Women Gulden Turkoz, right, applaud after a speech by Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Emma Watson attends the Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
From left, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Emma Watson, and Israel Broussard pose together at the LA premiere of "The Bling Ring" at the Director's Guild of America on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Actress Emma Watson walks between buildings following commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Providence, R.I. The actress, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” movies, graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature from the Ivy League university. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - Actress Emma Watson accepts the trailblazer award on stage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
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"The next president will be able to make decisions about women, about their bodies, about how they are treated at work, on university campuses and at school, about how men treat women and about their rights as citizens," she wrote. "These decisions affect how young people form their ideas of gender. These decisions will affect whether we believe equality is an idea that matters."

READ: Emma Watson's Full Essay on Gender Equality and Voting

Watson has been vocal in her campaign for gender equality ever since launching the HeForShe initiative in 2014. To see one of her passionate speeches, watch the video below.


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