Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gabourey Sidibe Answers "How Are You So Confident?"

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"How are you so confident?" Some questions absolutely suck. However, some people know exactly how to respond to any question that gets thrown their way. "How are you so confident?"

Recently at the Gloria Awards and Gala, Gabourey Sidibe gave a very touching speech on confidence. Below is my favorite part of her speech. "How are you so confident?" "I'm an asshole." Read the excerpt below and click on the link to read the whole speech.

"How are you so confident?" "I'm an asshole!" Okay? It's my good time, and my good life, despite what you think of me. I live my life, because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame. I show up because I'm an asshole, and I want to have a good time. And my mother and my father love me. They wanted the best life for me, and they didn't know how to verbalize it. And I get it. I really do. They were better parents to me than they had themselves. I'm grateful to them, and to my fifth grade class, because if they hadn't made me cry, I wouldn't be able to cry on cue now. [Dabs tears] If I hadn't been told I was garbage, I wouldn't have learned how to show people I'm talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn't have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn't told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn't tried to break me down, I wouldn't know that I'm unbreakable.

Read the speech here

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