A real-life moment of unequal pay turns into a beautiful discussion of hard work, pressure, appreciating yourself, and ... BASKETBALL.
Sarah got $10, and her friend and fellow comedian Todd Barry got $60 for the same job.
That's a big pay gap. Even bigger than the usual 78 cents on the dollar.
A $50 difference.
Before you think ANYTHING ELSE, STOP.
Here's Sarah talking about it -— using basketball (that's right!):
"I've always played basketball. But I have been playing with mostly men, and when you do that ... every basket you miss is like missing 100 baskets. And that comes from inside.
The guys shoot and miss all the time. Most of the time, and they get better. I'm old now, and since I have realized that, and realized that it's come from inside me of how you think — what you think you deserve.
That's the realness.
Yes, unequal pay is unfair, and something should be done about it. The outside world is unfair.
It can feel so hard to feel like you have to fix it all on your own. Almost like you have to shoot 100 baskets.
But being fair to yourself* inside your own mind? That's so possible. Right now.
(*Whether you're a lady or a dude or neither or both!)