Kerry Washington makes the news every week with her portrayal of Olivia Pope on Scandal, but she is making news of her own this weekend after her amazing acceptance speech at the GLAAD Media Awards. Kerry was given the Vanguard Award for being an ally to the LGBT community and she used that moment to say some powerful words.
If you watch this video and don’t get chills throughout it, then you might need to check your pulse to see if you are still alive. The audience gets behind Washington’s words throughout the speech with some loud applause. She starts the speech saying that she might be preaching to the choir, but that did not matter. Her words hit home and they needed to be said.
She does amazing work on Scandal on a weekly basis, but this speech is written so well and she speaks the truth and she does it in such a powerful way. You must watch this video to feel those chills.