Kerry Washington: “I’m Lucky I Went to an All Girls’ School”

October 8, 2013  |  
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Poised and smart, Kerry Washington is amazing on and off the screen. How did she get to be so incredible? She credits her education at an all girls’ school, says the Huffington Post.

In an appearance at New York’s Paley Center last week, she says her single sex education is the reason she’s so much more than a pretty face:

“I was really lucky because I went to an all-girl school and that single sex education really helped me because I really learned to bond with women and to not compete with or compare myself as much because we were all allowed to be ourselves and be unique and kind of have our unique strengths. But I always felt like my value was much more in my intellect than it was in my appearance, and so that’s what I spent time cultivating. And some of that I get from my mother, some of that comes from the schools that I went to, and some of that comes from probably insecurity. This feeling that my value is what’s on the inside, because what’s on the outside can’t really compete with other people, so I’ll place my focus there. Which I think has been a blessing for me. Because I’m not stupid.”

We love this positive message from Washington and we hope more girls hear it, too, even if they attend coed schools. Do your children attend single-sex schools?

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