12 Kerry Washington Quotes That Are Bound To Inspire

The Scandal star isn't afraid to speak her mind on individuality, insecurity and much, much more

ON THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

"In my career, I've not been afraid of inhabiting characters who are judged and who are misunderstood and who have not been granted full rights of citizenship as human beings, but here's the great irony: I don't decide to play the characters I play as a political choice, yet the characters I play often do become political statements. Having your story told as a woman, as a person of color, as a lesbian or as a trans person or as any member of any disenfranchised community is sadly often still a radical idea. There is so much power in storytelling, and there is enormous power in inclusive storytelling, in inclusive representations."'
– during her GLAAD Vanguard award acceptance speech