“Embrace who you are” Ellen’s Powerful Award Acceptance Speech

To most Ellen DeGeneres is recognized best for her comedic chops, and for good reason, as there are few people in this world that have made me laugh as often as she has. But Ellen, like most of us, has had to deal with her fair share of adversity.

The now extremely successful talk show host was once ridiculed for her sexuality and discriminated against because of it. Thankfully we now live in a world where everything of this nature is growing closer and closer to not only being embraced but celebrated.

In this Teen Choice Award acceptance speech, Ellen decided to use her time on stage to do more than just make us laugh and say thanks. She used it as an opportunity to remind us all to be ourself, no matter what others think. Check it out:

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