Cynthia Erivo Essence Black Women In Hollywood speech and orange Gucci dress will have you crying and screaming,”Yes Girl!’
Erivo who was honored with the Vanguard Award started her speech revealing how she’s been too shy to thank God in front of people, but how this was the perfect moment to lose that shyness.
“I’ve often been too shy to thank God in front of people on a stage, but I think this is the moment that that shyness goes away.”
“I thank God that this publication, Essence has been a life rock for us when everyone else would rather see Black women drown.”
Then the Harriet actress shared a heartfelt message on sisterhood and how the word “home” has taken on a new meaning in her life. (grab your kleenex)
“When I left the U.K. six years ago, I cried big hot tears. I cried because I thought I was leaving my home. I was scared because I thought I would be alone,” she said. “I didn’t realize that I would be lucky enough to gain a new home. And when I say ‘home,’ I do not speak of the four walls and the roofs that house us. I speak of the home that reaches inside your heart and fuses itself to your soul. The type of home that calls you up at the worst of times and says, “I was thinking about you, sis. How are you doing?” Because somehow, we always know.”