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She starts with 'Thanks, but...' and then goes on to say words that just lit me right up.

Some funny and moving talk from a woman whose TV shows may be changing American culture from now on.

Shonda Rhimes pretty much owns Thursday night network TV.

Who's ever dominated a whole night on the tube like this, with "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away with Murder"? Forget about that person being a woman or black.

It's no great surprise that Hollywood's recognizing the way she's shattered their glass ceiling with awards like this one, but...


Rhimes has a problem with getting this award.

She doesn't want an award just for being a successful black woman in Hollywood.

She's thinking her success is really about something big and new.

"This moment right here — me standing up here all brown with boobs and my Thursday night of network television full of women of color, competitive women, strong women, women who own their bodies, women whose lives revolve around their work instead of their men, women who are big dogs — that could only be happening right now."

The glass ceiling she's being praised for smashing? She says it was ready to go by the time she got there.

Rhimes wants to talk about the cuts and bruises of the countless other women who crashed into it before her.

It's a great speech.

You can watch a video of it here.

This is a great one to share with anyone who enjoys a good laugh and likes to cheer.

Hold on, Frankie! Mama's coming!

How do you explain motherhood in a nutshell? Thanks to Cait Oakley, who stopped a preying bald eagle from capturing her pet goose as she breastfed her daughter, we have it summed up in one gloriously hilarious TikTok.

The now viral video shows the family’s pet goose, Frankie, frantically squawking as it gets dragged off the porch by a bald eagle—likely another mom taking care of her own kiddos.

Wearing nothing but her husband’s boxers while holding on to her newborn, Willow, Oakley dashes out of the house and successfully comes to Frankie's rescue while yelling “hey, hey hey!”

The video’s caption revealed that the Oakleys had already lost three chickens due to hungry birds of prey, so nothing was going to stop “Mama bear” from protecting “sweet Frankie.” Not even a breastfeeding session.

Oakley told TODAY Parents, “It was just a split second reaction ...There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point.” Sometimes being a mom means feeding your child and saving your pet all at the same time.

As for how she feels about running around topless in her underwear on camera, Oakley declared, “I could have been naked and I’m like, ‘whatever, I’m feeding my baby.’”

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New York Times journalist Caity Weaver achieved all those things masterfully in a eulogy written for her mother—the coupon-clipping, chronically late, green-thumbed Dr. Maureen Brennan-Weaver.

Caity clearly put her knack with words to good use, because her hilarious tribute quickly went viral on Twitter, leaving people not only with a good giggle, but a very precise picture of her mom.
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