You don’t have to be in politics to make a difference. To make deep and real changes, every single one of us needs to accept the responsibility we bear, to fight for what we believe no matter our job or our status in society.
We often disregard the power that media plays. We can falsely believe that politics and journalism are the real influences on our society, but the fact is that media can work as powerful propaganda. It is for this reason that Shonda Rhimes is so important. Her writing has woven the stories that millions of Americans have enjoyed and view as a representation of our society. She changed what society looked like, and by doing that she has had a profound impact on the way future generations will see and create the world.
This speech of hers addresses the role she has had in a long line of fighters.
How can you emulate a strong fighter for justice to your students, your children, and anyone who might be watching? Gloves on and never taken off.