It’s not easy being a woman. We know that, and saying it almost sounds like a cliche. Which is why we appreciate organizations and people who take the time out to recognize women who are doing outstanding things in their little (or not so little) corners of the world, and the Glamour Woman of the Year Award is one of those. Every woman has something to teach (even if it is a ‘what not to do’ lesson) and the honorees of the Glamour Women of the Year 2014, were no exception and we had fantastic women like Lupita Nyong’0
Huffington Post ran an articles titled 9 Pieces Of Unfiltered Wisdom from Glamour’s 2014 Women of the Year and we would like to share a few of them here.
Your story is powerful. So tell it authentically.
“The best stories are often true,” said Shonda Rhimes as she introduced Robin Roberts — a woman who has an amazing story. “The narrative of human life is most beautiful when told truthfully and without boundaries.”
You don’t need balls to be courageous.
During Amy Schumer’s touching — and hilarious — tribute to the late Joan Rivers, she explained one thing that Rivers taught us all: “Having balls has nothing to do with it.” Damn straight.
If you doubt this one, just remember the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh
“To be a woman is to be human.”
And as Lupita Nyong’o explained, our humanity is the most beautiful part about us. “To be human is to seek perfection and find joy in never attaining it,” she said.
We love Lupita Nyong’o. She is stunning, intelligent and a tribute to the African continent. Plus, her dress was absolutely stunning!
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Being the first is great, but being one of many is better.
“I live for the day it’s not groundbreaking to have an Indian woman with her own TV show,” said Mindy Kaling, who is often singled out simply for existing as a successful woman of color in the entertainment industry. “I long for the time when there are so many women who look like me that I am no longer a model minority.”
There are so many gems and you can read them all here on the Huffington Post.
The Glamour Awards is an award that recognizes women in various areas of life such as Entertainment, Sports, Music, Business, Science, Medicine, Politics and Education. It is being hosted by Glamour magazine and awards are handed out to extraordinary women and women who have being an inspiration.
The 2013 Glamour honored “every girl, everywhere, who defieds the odds to go to school. By putting their reputation, their family, and yes, even their own life on the line for their education, our winners brightens everyone’s future as Women of the Year.”
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