Fashion (Canada) - - Culture Special - —Bel­lamy Young (as Mel­lie Grant)

This year, Scan­dal fin­ishes its fi­nal sea­son. As the show joins the ranks of cul­tural ar­ti­facts fea­tur­ing iconic fe­male char­ac­ters, who bet­ter to give a (imag­ined) farewell ad­dress than Mel­lie Grant (ac­tu­ally, Bel­lamy Young), the only fe­male pres­i­dent the United States has got (now)?

“Here we are. On the precipice. Be­gin­ning our next chap­ters side by side. I don’t know where each of you is on your path, but I like to think that we’re all on the road to­gether. Make no mis­take: Ev­ery choice is vi­tal, no mat­ter where you are on your jour­ney. Maybe your heart just got bro­ken, or you just fell in love, or you’re fig­ur­ing out how to move us back from our cli­mate cri­sis, or maybe right now you’re choos­ing how to re­spond to the per­son who’s trolling you IRL or on­line.

“I’d like to of­fer this to us all as we meet our mo­ments side by side this fall: Let us be war­riors of light. Let us choose grace and in­clu­sion and love at ev­ery junc­ture. Let us build an in­fra­struc­ture of con­nec­tion, within our­selves, to our deep­est soul and high­est spirit, but also with one another.

“We are all con­nected. It feels like we for­get that. All th­ese beau­ti­ful in­di­vid­ual lives we’re liv­ing are cre­at­ing the fu­ture we’ll in­habit to­gether. Take im­pec­ca­ble care of one another and, in that way, of our­selves. Let’s all be war­riors of light.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.