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Michaela Coel Dedicates Emmys 2021 Win to 'Every Single Survivor of Sexual Assault'

Michaela Coel Dedicates Emmys 2021 Win to 'Every Single Survivor of Sexual Assault'

Michaela Coel is an Emmy winner!

The 33-year-old British actress, screenwriter, director, and producer took home the award for Best Writing for a Limited Series for her HBO series I May Destroy You at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 19) at The Event Deck at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

While accepting the award, Michaela delivered a very important message.

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While getting emotional, Michaela directed her speech directly to writers, urging them to “write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that is uncomfortable. I dare you.”

“In a world that entices us to browse through the lives of others and to, in turn, feel the need to be constantly visible—for visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success—do not be afraid to disappear,” Michaela continued. “From it, from us, for a while. And see what comes to you in the silence.”

Michaela concluded her acceptance speech by dedicating her win to “every single survivor of sexual assault.”

Congrats Michaela!

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