#ThankyouShonda #TGIT

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For Being a black female writer and creator in an industry with very few minority women weaving the tales and calling the shots

For creating racially inclusive TV and proving to the masses that diverse stories can be successful.

For writing black female characters (and leads no less!) that utterly defy the stereotypes of black women that have been forced upon us in narratives since Europeans first saw us and put pen to paper.

For giving me hope as a geeky black girl that maybe one day too my stories will make it out there and inspire others.

Seriously. I don’t love all your plot lines, or support all your characters. But I’m thankful that you exist and you’re doing what you do and I hope you don’t stop doing it.

Just thank you.

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