Maria Bamford University of Minnesota commencement speech
I've resist sending this video to organizations who invite me to speak without offering a speaker's fee. Imagining myself sending it feels really good, though!
This video is inspiring because it's an example of a woman negotiating for more than she is offered. It is also inspiring because Bamford does an amazing job of serving an intermediary their ass (the college that invited her to speak) to be in greater service to the ultimate beneficiaries of her work (the students she's addressing). Fuck yea.
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