Rhimes: Anyone Who Says They Can ‘Do It All’ Is Lying (TIME)


“Shonda Rhimes gave the commencement speech at Dartmouth Sunday, and it was just as excellent as you’d expect it to be,” writes TIME magazine.

In her address to the Class of 2014, the Dartmouth alumna and creator, writer, and producer of the ABC hits Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice spoke about how it is impossible to “do it all,” notes the magazine. “Whenever you see me somewhere succeeding in one area of my life, that almost certainly means I am failing in another area of my life,” said Rhimes ’91 during her June 8 speech.

TIME also took note of what Rhimes had to say about hashtags and activism. “Hashtags are very pretty on Twitter,” said Rhimes. “I love them. I will hashtag myself into next week. But a hashtag is not a movement.”

Read the full story, published 6/9/14 by TIME.

Rhimes’ speech was featured in a number of other media outlets, including Glamour, BuzzFeed, Women’s Health, and NHPR.

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