Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average acceptance speech. Her rousing demand for equality, both in the media and in our everyday lives, left the whole audience (and really, the whole internet) motivated and inspired. Watch and be moved!

“I don’t decide to play the characters I play as a political choice. Yet the characters I play often do become political statements, because having your story told as a woman, as a person of color, as a lesbian or as a trans* person, or as any member of any disenfranchised community is sadly often still a radical idea.”