Taraji P. Henson is one woman who wears INSPIRATION like a cloak. It doesn’t end there, she accessories in it as well. Confident, unapologetic, smart, driven are just few out of the many words that she amazingly defines. Her strong screen presence has become a huge motivation for little girls and women alike. Today, we take a throwback to the ‘I-can-do-bad-all-by-myself’ Queen’s beautiful speech moment at the 2016 Women in Film Crystal+Lucy Awards. We hope this inspires you!
“I moved to California with $700 in my pocket, and my toddler. And I had to fight the good fight because people are telling me I can’t. You can’t do this, are you crazy? You’re moving to California with your son? You’ll never make it. I was 26 when I decided to come here. There’s the age thing: ‘oh you’re too old!”
If you listen to people and if you allow people to project their fears onto you, you won’t live. What if I believed those people who told me when I became pregnant in college that I wouldn’t finish? I walked across that stage with my son my hip and I collected my degree. My diploma. I didn’t hear the naysayers when they were like ‘you’re too old to go to California. If you don’t hit by 25, you’re not going to make it. I will be 46 this year. I am just touching the surface. I am just getting started”