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Some of the actresses of colour suggested for Poison Ivy should Pamela Isley be featured in future DCEU installments, following the recent trend of racebending comic book characters in live adaptations. Chromatic people can play sympathetic, complex, queer characters and considering the history of scientific testing on the bodies of women of colour, Poison Ivy being a queer woman of colour seeking revenge on the white men who exploited her would make for a compelling interpretation.

Dascha Polanco
Julie Vu
Rihanna
Marisa Quinn
Deepika Padukone
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Ashley Callingbull-Burnham
Laverne Cox
Emeraude Toubia
Kylie Bunbury

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Ashley Callingbull Burnham aka Miss Universe 2015 is the first indigenous person to win that distinction. She posted these before and after photos with her dorky, pre-teen self to show that we should never forget where we came from and spent the first 48 hours after the pageant critiquing Canada’s Harper administration while bringing awareness to the plight of missing and murdered Native women. I’m not into beauty pageants, but this lady rocks.

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This woman’s name is Ashley Burnham, and she just got crowned as Miss Universe Canada, 2015. Not only is she the first Canadian delegate to win the competition, but she is also the first ever aboriginal to have won this title. Ashley is a gorgeous Enoch Cree woman—whose maiden name and most known name is Ashley Callingbull—from a reserve in central Alberta. Much of her parade outfits consisted of traditional First Nations wear, and she has posted pictures on Instragram of her attending pow-wows and dancing.

Taking back the culture. #reappropriation

The Silmarillion fancast: Ashley Callingbull as Lúthien.

Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the children of Ilúvatar. Blue was her raiment as the unclouded heaven, but her eyes were grey as the starlit evening; her mantle was sewn with golden flowers, but her hair was dark as the shadows of twilight. As the light upon the leaves of the trees, as the voice of clear waters, as the stars above the mists of the worls, such was her glory and her loveliness; and in her face was a shining light.

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So I was talking to @orchidsandsparrows about live action Disney remakes, and it got me thinking about who my dream cast would be in a live action remake of Pocahontas.

Ashley Callingbull as Pocahontas
Chris Hemsworth as John Smith
Gil Birmingham as Powhatan
Tim Curry as Governor Ratcliffe
Q'orianka Kilcher as Nakoma
Daniel Radcliffe as Thomas
Martin Sensmeier as Kocoum
DJ Qualls as Wiggins
Saginaw Grant as Kekata
Gerard Butler as Ben
Tantoo Cardinal as Grandmother Willow
David Wenham as Lon

Ashley Callingbull (Burnham) on the cover of this month’s Chatelaine

Ashley Callingbull (Enoch Cree Nation) aka Mrs. Universe is on the cover of December’s Chatelaine Magazine. The Cree actress/model made a splash during the Canadian election when she called out former Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his government’s policies and called on fellow First Nations to vote him out. 

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Credits to Ashley Callingbull on this.

So apparently her post on this got deleted by Facebook because of butthurt people. I’m glad i took a screenshot of her post before it got deleted because there are a lot of people who still needs to get it in their heads that our culture is not a costume, do not make fun of our culture, don’t make fun of our way of life. It’s just disrespectful, in my opinion at least.

I’m not surprised I haven’t seen anything about this on here but if you’re not aware of her you should be. The first Canadian that is also First Nations that won the Mrs. Universe pageant is using her press for good. She has been using her publicity to speak out about why Canadians, especially First Nations people, need to vote in the election this fall to help bring change to Canada. So proud to call Alberta and Canada home.

Congrats to the NEW MRS UNIVERSE: Ashley Callingbull (Burnham)

Ashley Callingbull (Enoch Cree Nation) just won Mrs. Universe in Minsk, Belarus. Ashley is an actress, model and motivational speaker. Ashley truly believes that education is the basis of all her success. At the age of 16, Ashley graduated from High School and is continuing with her University studies to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree focusing on drama and acting/television. Ashley hopes to provide inspiration to other young aboriginals.

Ashley in her pageant haute couture gown designed by Joey Galon, ATELIER. 

Stylist: Joey Galon

Hair/Makeup: Katherine Graciano

Photography: Oscar Picazo

buzzfeed.com
A Cree Woman From Alberta Just Won Mrs. Universe 2015
Ashley Burnham is from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta. NOTE: The Mrs. Universe pageant, for married women, is not to be confused with the Miss Universe Pageant. That pageant is held in January.
By Craig Silverman

Ashley Burnham, a member of Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, was just crowned Mrs. Universe 2015 at an event held in Minsk, Belarus. She is the first First Nations woman and the first Canadian to win.

Burnham, whose maiden name is Callingbull, is a model and actress.

She posted about the win on her Instagram account: “I’m so proud to say I am now the new @mrsuniverse2015 !!! I am the first First Nations woman to win this title! I am also the first Canadian Delegate to win as well!! Sooooooo happy right now!”

The Mrs. Universe pageant, for married women, is not to be confused with the Miss Universe Pageant. That pageant is held in January.

Her win has resulted in an outpouring of congratulations from First Nations people and organizations.

Some noted that Burnham often wears traditional First Nations clothing in photo shoots and at pageants.

Burnham made her culture a big part of her performance. For the talent portion of the competition, she wore a dress by a First Nations designer and performed a traditional dance.

She also wore traditional First Nations clothing for the national outfit parade. Burnham posted a pic of her wearing a “custom Canadian Jingle dress & beadwork that showcased my culture Made by my friend Dabney Warren.”

She often posts selfies of her participating in pow wows.

And of her dancing.

The day before the final competition, Burnham posted a photo of her in a crown. “Whatever the outcome may be I know I’ve done my best and I will continue to do the charitable work I love to do,” she said.

She won the real crown the next day.

MRS Universe 2015 - Mrs Canada
1st Runner up - Mrs South Africa
2nd Runner up - Mrs Ukraine
3rd Runner up - Mrs Costa rica
4th Runner up - Mrs Gibraltar