Emma Watson came back into the spotlight in a big way this year. After saying goodbye to her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies back in 2011, the actress starred in a few low-key films while going back to school and slowing down her schedule. But she stepped into another beloved role this year when she joined Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast as Belle. And her role as the Disney princess isn't the only way she's inspired us this year. The self-declared feminist has continuously spoken up for gender equality both in Hollywood and politics. See her best moments below.