Kathy Griffin Reveals Her New Year's Resolutions & It's An Inspiring Moment
Shortly before the stroke of midnight, Kathy Griffin shared her inspiring New Year's Resolution during CNN's New Year's Eve Live broadcast and what she wants to improve in 2016. When asked by cohost Anderson Cooper what her New Year's resolutions are, she responded that despite her outwardly confident personality, she is often intimidated by the male-dominated field of comedy. "I act like this, but in my real life, I lose battles every day. This year, I'm gonna try to be treated better... When you're a female stand-up comic who's 55, it's a whole other ball game."
Griffin, who is currently on tour for her new stand-up show Like A Boss, is a self-proclaimed feminist, and has been vocal about the need for improvements in the field of comedy. "To be a woman, taking that stage alone, with just your mouth and a microphone, it is a feminist statement," she told Broadway World in October following her sold out show at Carnegie Hall. She briefly replaced the late Joan Rivers on Fashion Police earlier this year, but left the show because she didn't like the "dog pile" aspect. 'As a feminist and a comic, it just didn't feel like the right fit for me,' Griffin explained on The View earlier this year.
Griffin's commitment to her self-empowerment in 2016 is inspiring for women of all ages, but particularly for older women, who can often face the intersection of sexism and agism in their everyday lives. Good luck to Griffin in accomplishing her goals and breaking ground for women everywhere!