Shonda: 1 of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blogger: GreysRcksMyWorld, Grey's Seasons, Season 9, Shonda Rhimes | 1 comment

Hey Gabblers!

Shonda is on TIME’s list of 100 Most Influential People! Check out her write up done by the amazing Oprah Winfrey!


Joe Pugliese­ /August

I grew up at a time when it was an anomaly to see people who looked like me  on TV.

When you don’t feel seen or heard, you don’t feel validated or valued. That  was the ultimate lesson and prevailing thread of truth from 25 years of  Oprah shows.

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the must-see TV thriller Scandal,  validates our story — the human story of faults and fears, loneliness and loss,  triumphs and often short-lived joys. She gets us — all of us!

Shonda is a storyteller for our times. Courageous in her approach to the  work, she’s never played by other people’s rules. Eight years ago, she  introduced us to Grey’s Anatomy with an African-American chief of  surgery and an Asian character with leading plotlines. Gay, straight, single,  divorced, lost, searching — everybody gets a seat at Shonda’s table.

She creates an assemblage of worldly foibles and aspirations. She understands  that every dream is valuable and every identity deserves inspection through the  looking glass of television.

“She knows the power of reflection and wields that power with grace and  generosity,” Scandal star Kerry Washington told me. “Shonda allows for  more people than ever before to see themselves and feel as though the world  sees them too.”


Congrats to Shonda!

Where would you rank Shonda on your list of 100 Most Influential people?! Hit the comments section!

xoxo !Rolling On! xoxo GreysRcksMyWorld


1 Comment

  1. Awesome! Shonda Rhimes would rank rather high on my 100 list since my MOST favorite show of my favorite shows is “Grey’s Anatomy.” So, thank you, Shonda Rhimes. I began watching “Scandal” in season 2 and definitely understand the excitement surrounding that show.