Kerry... Kerry... Kerry...
Kerry Marisa Washington has been one of my super woman idols for quite some time now and in honor of her birthday today, I'm going to bring you into my world of Kerry Washington fandom!
She first caught my attention years ago when she appeared in Save The Last Dance... I remember thinking who is that girl?!
And over the years my intrigue has grown into a now unhealthy obsession and I am completely a Kerry Washington stan.
For one, this lady is one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood to me. I seriously caught myself just staring at her in the newest episode of Scandal. Secondly, she so damn enlightening and powerful in ways outside of her strong acting roles. She's left me with quite a few moments of admiration. One was this appearance on Bill Maher, where she broke it all the way down on the topic of diversity.
Two years ago, her speech at her alma mater George Washington University, was pretty noteworthy but there was this quote from an interview with The Guardian that same year, that has always stuck with me:
"I don't believe in post-racial. It's like saying we should live in a post-gender world. But I love being a woman! I am interested in living in a post-sexist world and feel the same about race. I don't want to live in a post-race world because being black is really exciting. I mean" – she laughs – "it's who I am. I'm a woman, black, from New York, Aquarius – these are things that create who I am. I'm interested in living in a post-racist world, where being African American doesn't dictate limitations on what I can do – but I don't want to live post-race. Our differences are so fascinating and wonderful. We don't want to all be the same. Who wants that? Hitler did, but who else?"
Then there was the times she made these fierce appearances as the main lady in two of my favorite music videos.
I could also go on for days on her style and red carpet appearance but for your sake I'll just wish you a happy scrolling and swooning on all the Kerry you want below.
Happy Birthday Super Woman! <3