I want my daughters to see me and know me as a woman who works. I want that example set for them. I like how proud they are when they come to my offices and know that they come to Shondaland. There is a land and it is named after their mother. In their world, mothers run companies. In their world, mothers own Thursday nights. In their world, mothers work. And I am a better mother for it. The woman I am because I get to run Shondaland, because I get write all day, because I get to spend my days making things up, that woman is a better person—and a better mother. Because that woman is happy. That woman is fulfilled. That woman is whole. I wouldn't want them to know the me who didn't get to do this all day long. I wouldn't want them to know the me who wasn't doing.
Monday, June 9, 2014
PASS OUT, DIE, POOP: Long before she became the ALOTT5MA Special Guest Spelling Bee Blogger, Shonda Rhimes attended Dartmouth College, to which she returned this weekend to deliver the commencement address. It is smart about the difference between dreaming and doing, smart about hashtag activism, and particularly correct for both moms and dads about the myth of "balance," and why we work so damn hard sometimes:
Posted by Adam at 5:30 PM