Maya Lewis, the mother of Olivia Pope on the award-winning television program called Scandal, laid it all on the line when she unleashed a soul-ridden rant. Here’s the almost two-minute monologue by Mama Pope (played by Khandi Alexander).
The monologue really resonated with viewers. Here are just some of the reactions to what’s known simply as Mama Pope’s Rant:
- Scandal Finally Gave Me The Feminist Speech I’ve Been Waiting For by Sesali Bowen
- Stunning ‘Scandal’ Monologue Captures The Emotional Burden Black Women Carry by Taryn Finley
Like Maya, I bet that you really want to gather an audience and express your frustration, unfiltered, over being there for everyone all the time…
But unlike Mama Pope, you’re not starring on an award-winning television show. You’re not going to get an award if you go on a rant. No one is going to write articles saying that your words were refreshing.