By Charlotte Alter
June 9, 2014

Shonda Rhimes gave the commencement speech at Dartmouth Sunday, and it was just as excellent as you’d expect it to be.

The creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal told the graduating class she was seriously worried she would “poop her pants,” because as a TV writer, she’s more comfortable writing words for other people to say. But she kept it together and delivered an amazing speech about the fallacy of “doing it all.”

Rhimes also encouraged students to do something to help the world, and explained why she thinks hashtag activism isn’t really activism.

Start at 1:41 to see the speech in full. It’s worth it:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0UVpiit3xk&w=640&h=360]

You can also read a transcript here.

Write to Charlotte Alter at charlotte.alter@time.com.

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