Why Shonda Rhimes Is Amazing

I love Shonda Rhimes.  I really do.  I read her book back in November and I have to tell you that I thought that it was amazing.  To be honest, I read it twice back to back.  I literally finished the book and then turned back to page number one and started over again.  Why?  I don’t know.  I felt like Shonda Rhimes had invited me into her home and I was not ready to leave.  It was not a fairytale, but for me it was like one.  I was getting to know a woman whom I admire.

Could it be that I admire her because she is from Chicago?  It could be.

Could it be that I admire her because we are the exact same age, but she has done the things that I have dreamt of doing?  It could be.

Could it be that in so many ways I identify with her?  It could be.

I didn’t know most of this stuff about her until I read her book, but every time I heard her name I listened diligently.  Every time I knew she was going to be on television I leaned in a little closer.  Every time she started a new show I tuned in faithfully.  Every time there was an article in a magazine I made sure to get the issue even if it was only a column long.  I am serious about Shonda Rhimes.  There was a meme asking if you could sit on a bench for an hour and talk to anyone who would it be.  Well… Shonda Rhimes.  I talk to Jesus everyday and I have never talked to Shonda Rhimes, so how is this a hard decision?

Honestly, I didn’t know that Shonda Rhimes was African-American until the whole thing with Isiah Washington went down on Grey’s Anatomy.  I didn’t care.  This woman was doing great things on television.  It ended up that her being black was an added bonus.

I am a feminist.  I can’t help it.  I am an African-American feminist.  I can’t help that either.   Shonda Rhimes, to me epitomizes what being a woman really means.  I am not going to tell you about her life and why I feel this way.  Read the book, “The Year Of Yes” on sale at amazon.com.

I will post a review of the book in the coming weeks.  The review has been written for some time. I want to be confident that I am doing her justice.

Keep on writing Shonda Rhimes!


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