This video’s from 2009, but it’s new to me – just saw it last month. It’s a clip of Ellen DeGeneres giving a commencement speech at Tulane University.
She’s smart, witty, and down-to-earth in this video, and her speech is uplifting and funny while still driving home important messages to the new graduates (but really to all of us).
And how true it is when she says, “Instead of showing your boobs, show people your brain.” Women, we need to remember this. When you respect yourself, you set an example for other women to follow suit and respect themselves, too. Let’s hope this catches on!
Thought I’d share it with you because:
- Laughter makes any day better
- Ellen’s courage to overcome struggle is inspiring
- She’s a good example of a modern feminist
- I’m too lazy right now to write a long essay-style post