By Amber Monaé
Scandal actress, Kerry Washington, is more than a prominent red carpet fixture. She is down to earth, stylish and also a fierce ally. She can rock the hottest looks, rap the hardest bars to rap songs, give resounding speeches at conventions and also lead a woman’s march. She’s a phenomenal woman and graces the May issue of Glamour magazine. Learn more
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*Excerpt from her woman’s march speech*
Six months from now, a year from now, “if you feel like, ‘Wow, there is an agenda at work to make me feel like I don’t matter, because I’m a woman my voice doesn’t matter, because I’m a person of color my voice doesn’t matter, because I’m an immigrant, because I’m a person of the LGBTQ community, because I’m an old person, because I’m a young person, because I have a f-cking voice, I don’t matter.’ You matter!”
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In her art and her activism, Kerry’s message to us, always, is that we matter. The women she portrays are filled with searing dignity. In a world that tries to devalue women, particularly black women, to play these characters with dignity is to say that these women, these black women, matter!
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