Author: Lauren Malott

Amy Schumer

” Being a child of an alcoholic father, and whatever my mom is, has made me incapable of believing that the people I love won’t leave me, or hurt me in a way that I didn’t think they were capable of. I have to fight against all of my impulses and warped instincts to accept any sort of love.”
Amy Schumer’s:  “The girl with the lower back tattoo.”

Amy Schumer

” Love yourself! You don’t need a man or a boy or a self-proclaimed love expert to tell you what you’re worth. Your power comes from who you are and what you do! You don’t need all that noise, that constant hum in the background telling you whether or not you’re good enough. All you need is you, your friends, and our family. And you will find the right person for you, if that’s what you want – the one who respects your strength and beauty.”
Amy Schumer’s:  “The girl with the lower back tattoo.”

Queen Latifah

“‘You know what? It ain’t that serious.’ My business partner told me that when I was going through a tough time and dramatizing everything in my life. Hearing it zapped me back to reality and wiped my worries away. Now when things get too intense, I remember that I’m alive, I’m healthy and life goes on—it ain’t that serious.”
Oprah.com

Storm Reid

 “I Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change.’ Oprah told me that one day when we were having a conversation about my weird fear of being tall—I’m already 5’4″! Instead of putting negative energy out into the universe about something that’s set in stone, like my height, she said I should turn that energy into something positive and use it to make my dreams come true. So if I end up being 7 feet, then I’ll be 7 feet.”
Oprah.com

Andrew Garfield

 “This means a great deal. Thank you so much. At a moment in time when maybe the most important thing we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity and especially that of the LGBTQ community. It is that spirit that says no to oppression, it is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we were all made perfectly, and we all belong. So I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ who have fought and died to protect that spirit. To protect that message for the right to live and love as we are created to… we are all sacred. Let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked!
Andrew Garfield’s acceptance speech for winning Best Actor Tony Award, 2018