Actor Busy Philipps lives up to her name and has been, well, busy. In addition to releasing her memoir This Will Only Hurt a Little, launching a late-night talk show in 2018, and becoming one of Aerie's new role models earlier this year, Glamour tapped her to host the 2019 Women of the Year Awards, which took place on November 11 at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
If you follow Philipps on Instagram, you know she's a natural at making you feel like she's your best friend. She brought the same warm, inspirational, and hilarious energy to Glamour's Women of the Year events. First, at the Women of the Year Summit, she had a heartfelt conversation with her friend and Ban.do founder, Jen Gotch. “I’ve long believed in internet friendships becoming real-life friendships,” Philipps said. “I do think one of the wonderful things about social media is it can help you reach out to people: commenting on people’s photos, finding like-minded people through friends of friends.”
Busy Philipps exuded her signature energy hosting the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Introducing this year's honorees, including Charlize Theron, Yara Shahidi, and Megan Rapinoe, Philipps encouraged the crowd to embrace discomfort and continue pushing for the changes they want to see in the world, all with her winning sense of humor.
See her best quotes from the night, below.
Make some noise if you’re an empowered lady! Make some noise if you love to empower ladies! Now make some noise if you’re so tired of making noise in order to fight for gender equality but that’s how things are so we're just going to keep making noise!
Charlize Theron is here! Hi. Actress. Activist extraordinaire, Oscar-winner, and radical risk-taker. I've been in spin class with her—she can ride a bike. This year she’s shining a spotlight on sexual harassment by appearing in the upcoming film Bombshell as Megyn Kelly. I mean obviously, your movie about Roger Ailes had to be called Bombshell since you already made a movie called Monster.
Because of women like you, I stand here in front of you tonight with more hope than I’ve ever had in my life. Because we are no longer observers in the great work of other great women. We are the great women doing the great work to make change.
Change sucks! It’s uncomfortable, for some! But you know who’s really fucking used to being uncomfortable? Women. I mean PHYSICALLY, personally, I’ve been uncomfortable since I was 11. Do you even REMEMBER how bad nipple buds hurt? ... And then cramps and the mood swings and the bleeding that ruins all your underwear cause period trackers didn’t exist and most of them sell your information to the government anyway. Do you know the discomfort boys have to deal with in puberty? It's wet dreams. They literally get to cum in their sleep. Look, I bet 90% of you are uncomfortable right now, I'm a little bit uncomfortable, because just today you got extra-strength mascara in your eye or had hot wax ripped from your labia or you’re currently wearing a bra or shoes that feel like medieval torture devices! But we know the discomfort of being the only woman in the room. Or of being condescended to. Of walking to our car or the train at night. Are we as women afraid of a little discomfort? Fuck no. And since discomfort is where change happens, trust me, women will change this world.