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Thank You Shondaland! A Love Note

As I sit at my desk, blasting a Scandal inspired playlist, It is with heavy heart that I say goodbye to the end of an era in television. An era, that women, especially women of color needed but never knew it. We needed Olivia Pope, Shonda Rhimes, and the Writers and Production staff of Scandal. We needed those clothes, the soul music, the giant wine glasses, the family strife, the love triangles, all of it.
I’ll go on record to say, never before has a black woman received the opportunity to be at the forefront of a prime time drama, created by a black woman, with a seasoned ensemble cast that has lasted for the stretch that Scandal has. (7 SEASONS) I was and still are a fan of Grey’s Anatomy so I must say it was not a challenge for me to pick up on her next hit.
This one though, this one encapsulated me because it was the perfect realm of all of MY interests, politics, fashion, Motown classics, wine, and CHAOS. Not to mention, I watched Kerry Washington work tirelessly as a supporting…