family. Those are superpowers every day when you walk out the door on your imaginary, Kate and go out there, talk of the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is. We weren't any and for everybody out there, this would have so much love This episode. Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina. A little quarter black girl. Mustafa Chicago, We we appreciate it more than could ever know. Thank you Academy for this. And the Indian boys, of course, is these on Sorry, who could the episode with you? So earlier you thank your mother for for for inspiring the story, And also allowing you to tell it. And what went into figuring out what to say for this acceptance. Because he wanted to thank your mother. You also thanked your chosen family, And you wanted to give a shout out to the hull LGBTQ. I a. A community and should be say what ice dance were? Sure. For those who don't know it means intersex and a sexual. Thank you. Um, so so what went into figuring out what to say and how to said? Um, I think all Here's the thing when there's multiple writers apparently on a script, the Academy sent a letter and asks that you choose one of those people to speak on your behalf because obviously there's like forty-five seconds. So as these quickly said Lena later, they chill shall handle it. So I remember feeling interestingly enough, a little nervous about that. I kinda I think was hoping we would a share that moment because they're not the pressure wooden, I'll be on me. But as he says, like, now you do, you handle it. And I was a little nervous about that moment Just because of what was surrounding it. Uh, and the weight of it because I was the first after. An American woman to be nominated because I was the only woman in the category that year, If I felt the the weight, uh, of that moment end. My lovely Now fiancee's is my girlfriend at the time. Alana Mayo said, Look, do housekeeping first, Then speak from your heart and make a quick. That's what he told me to do. And I didn't write anything down. And as he was nervous about that, He's like, Oh my God, You got gotta get flustered. And I just said, I don't think so. I said, If I get up there, I'm going to take a break. I'm going to thank you wanted thank animal column ancestors. And hope that they back back up and hold me up. And I'm gonna make a moment out of it. And that's what I did. And I feel honoured to have stood on that stage. I was extremely flattered when people stood up. That's something you never. Uses D don't expect that, but I'm really grateful because they gave me a second debris. Then I got nervous. 'cause I say, Wait a minute. I don't want around the time here. I don't wanna give played up. That was my biggest fear that they would play me off and I'm grateful that they didn't, but I think we are going audited act if they did because some people lately have been saying, like, don't play me off, right? Here's to get here. Maybe maybe I would have maybe, um, you know, that could be a cool thing, but I just didn't want that to happen. So I was just trying to remember my lovely ladies words of just being Quicken Zysman. But I, I think it's interesting because having been at the Globes this past weekend and hearing Oprah's amazing speech and have been for receive a Mississippi to Milla Ward. She spoke about seeing Sidney Poitier receive an Oscar and and to do so so eloquently. It reminded me of being a teenager in Evanston watching Halle Berry of those steps and. Break open that door and receive that moment so beautifully and so eloquently. And and I still can't remember her speech. You know this MOMA's for every faceless woman of color who now has a chance because tonight the door has been opened. Uh, this moment is bigger than me. It's it's it's it's Dorothy. The edges Lena Horne. Uh, it's it's it's for the lemonade stand beside me is Angela Bassett Vivica Fox Jada Pinkett. And I can remember it like it where yesterday I know how impactful those moments are. And I knew that I was stepping in line with those people to be first to be someone that people can look to and say. The impossible does not exist. I too can be up there as well. And I think that's what I really wanted that moment to be. Not just about me, not just about an episode of television, but about us as a society that a clear black girl could tell her story. And not just tell it but be celebrated. To have Oprah Winfrey stand on her feet and applaud to have reached with us bone to have Robert De Niro to have Nicole Kidman, to have all the amazing people that were in that Rome stand up and applaud me for being myself unapologetically. That's the moment that only comes once in a lifetime. Yeah, That must have been a really great moment for you and also for a lot of people watching. So let's take a short break here and then we'll talk some more If you're just joining us. My guest is lean awaith. She's the creator of the new Showtime series. The shy which is set and the south side of Chicago. And as we've been discussing, She won an Emmy for coal writing. The Thanksgiving episode of master of non. We'll be right back after the break. This is fresh air.