I am a pop culture addict, and LOVE awards shows. LOVE. The outfits, the speeches, even the cringe-y moments. It takes the place of truly useful stuff stored in my brain but I am here for it.
You know what else I found at this year's Emmy's? Some awesome motivation.
Alex Borstein won for her role in the Marvelous Mrs Maisel and had a wonderfully touching speech about her grandmother surviving the Holocaust. “My grandmother turned to a guard, she was in line to be shot into a pit, and she said, ‘What happens if I step out of line?'” she recalled. “And he said, ‘I don’t have the heart to shoot you, but somebody will.’ And she stepped out of line. And for that I am here and for that my children are here.” Wow. See a clip of her entire speech here.
Michelle Williams won for Fosse/Verdon and also had an incredible speech - I am in awe of those that are so poised. "I see this as an acknowledgment of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feels safe enough to voice them, and respected enough that they’ll be heard...so I want to say thank you so much to FX and to Fox 21 Studios for supporting me completely and for paying me equally, because they understood that when you put value into a person, it empowers that person to get in touch with their own inherent value, and then where do they put that value? They put it into their work."
Amen sister. This is exactly what women are asking for in the workplace, isn't it? Value me equally and your investment in me will pay off in extraordinary work. The transcript of the entire speech is here.
While you absorb this awesome motivation, check out this fun wrap up on the fashion. Enjoy!