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selma blair In recent years has become a Hollywood advocate for persons with disabilities. The actress later took up the mission Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Back in August 2018. On December 8, she accepted the Equity in Entertainment Award. Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women in Entertainment Festival, sponsored by Fiji Water. Accepting her award, Blair brought a room full of tears to her peers and their feet after giving an emotional speech about the importance of inclusivity in Hollywood — especially for providing greater visibility to people with disabilities.
“My story is one of many,” she told the room that included the stars. Tessa Thompson And Jennifer Aniston, “Disability is not a distant stone. It’s a fascinating part of a shared humanity. And everyone in this room knows the power of entertainment to create a sense of community. And that’s our responsibility, those of us.” Whoever is in this room, do so.”
Blair also explained where change begins in Hollywood: shedding light on more stories we don’t see often enough. “By creating more inclusive content, telling stories that are more authentically represented and include all of us,” she said. “By being an ally in our actions by setting the bar higher for accessibility standards. By living and working in the interrelationship of our collective human experience, we become worthy of the enormous reach and influence that we have.” Hear the rest of Blair’s touching speech ahead.