After capturing her third British Academy of Film and Television Arts award over the weekend for her role in Steve Jobs, Kate Winslet delivered an incredible speech that resonated with young men and young women everywhere.
During her speech to the press following the win, Winslet recalled being a 14-year-old acting student at Redroofs Theatre School in the U.K.
"I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts. Look at me now!" she said, holding up her new award. "Look at me now."
A 2014 study found that fat shaming doesn't even help when it comes to weight loss. It's also incredibly cruel.
Winslet recognized that many young people who were watching might doubt their own talents and abilities, like she did as teenager. That's why she delivered the greatest advice for these situations.
"To any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher or a friend or even a parent, just don't listen to any of it," she said. "Because that's what I did. I didn't listen, and I kept on going, and I overcame all of my fears, and I got over a lot of insecurity. And just keep doing it, and keep believing in yourself."
She then dedicated her BAFTA award to all young women "who doubt themselves, because you shouldn't be doubting. You should just be going for it."
Women on social media thanked Winslet for her incredible speech.
(H/T: Refinery 29)