Angelina Jolie Gives Empowering Speech At The Kids' Choice Awards (Video)

For children, not fitting in with their friends often feels like a social death sentence. Sometimes, they're bullied or left sitting alone on the playground.

Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt knows what it's like because she was once that little girl who was a little wilder than her peers.

During Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards, Jolie Pitt won Favorite Villain for her turn as the "Sleeping Beauty" anti-hero, Maleficent.

In her first public appearance since her New York Times op-ed, the mother of six took the moment to remind children being different is OK. Causing a little trouble and stepping outside the boundaries are important parts of growing up.

Citations: Angelina Jolies Kids Choice Speech Was Inspiring, Telling Kids To Be Different & Make A Bit of Trouble (Bustle )