So lately I’v’e been skimming roleplays and every time there’s a poc it’s always Zendaya Coleman, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Kat Graham, and Normani Kordei. While I love them, I just want to put out the various other women that you could use. These are just the first ten that came to my mind. A lot of this info is just from Wiki.
Jessica Sula - 21 years old.
Best known for playing the character Grace Blood in Skins. Born in Wales. Her Trinidadian mother is half Afro-Hispanic and half Chinese, her father is half German and half Estonian.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw - 31 years old.
Recently starred in Beyond The Lights as Noni, the main star. She first gained prominence in a recurring role in Doctor Who.
Her mother is an English nurse and her father is a doctor originally from the Republic of South Africa.
Amber Stevens - 28 years old.
Also known as Amber West, she is married to Andrew J. West. Best known for her roles as Ashleigh Howard in the ABC Family series Greek and Maya in 22 Jump Street. Her father is White American and her mother is black (and part Comanche)
Ashley Madekwe - 31 years old.
Best known for her role as social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC show Revenge. She also stars as Tituba in the show Salem. Born in East London, England to a Nigerian-Swiss father and an English mother.
Erinn Westbrook - Age unknown.
Best Known for her role in Glee as the captain of the Cheerios, Bree and in the Awkward as Matty’s love interest, Gabby Richards.
Meagan Tandy - 30 years old.
Former Miss California USA. She was a series regular on the Jane By Design and is currently on MTV’s Teen Wolf playing the role of Braeden.
Logan Browning - 25 years old.
Best known for playing Sasha in the Bratz: The Movie and Brianna in Meet the Browns. Recently she played Jelena Howard in Hit the Floor. Both parents appear African-American.
Antonia Thomas - 28 years old.
Best known for starring as Alisha Daniels in Misfits and Evie in Scrotal Recall. She
was born in London, the daughter of a Jamaican mother and an English father.
Bianca Lawson - 36 years old.
Best known for regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Goode Behavior and Pretty Little Liars. She
is African-American and of Italian, Native American, Portuguese, and Creole descent.
Meghan Markle - 33 years old.
She stars as Rachel Zane on the USA legal drama Suits. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is African-American and her father is of Dutch and Irish descent.
Cathy Wood (left) and Gwendolyn “Gwen” Graham (right) were two nurses working at Alpine Manor nursing home in Michigan during the 1980’s. Despite Wood having a husband and child, the friendly company she enjoyed with Graham eventually spiralled into a heated sexual relationship. This led her to seek a divorce and her husband was granted full custody of their daughter.
Shortly afterwards, both Cathy and Gwen pursued a killing spree at work. They strategically sought out victims from the elderly patients entrusted into their care, all aged between 65-97, and whose initials would spell out the word ’M-U-R-D-E-R.’ By the time their reign of terror at Alpine Manor came to an end, the two women had conquered five of the letters. From each victim, the pair took something from their belongings in their rooms as a token of the killing, including a red ‘get well soon’ balloon, a bracelet, and a miniature doll’s house.
However, the relationship between Cathy Wood and Gwen Graham suddenly soured after it was discovered that Graham had began having an affair with another female nurse, which Wood responded to by flying into a jealous rage and confessing to their crimes in 1989. She told police of how she would keep watch outside the patients’ rooms whilst Gwen smothered the defenceless women, after which they would sneak away to an unoccupied room in the nursing home and perform sexual acts on eachother. As a result of their crimes, Gwendolyn Graham received life imprisonment and Cathy Wood was sentenced to 20-40 years incarceration. To this day, Graham still proclaims her innocence by asserting that none of the deceased were actually murdered.
Barbara Graham was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. As a teenager, she spent time at a reformatory and attempted to change her troubled ways. In 1939 she married but within two years, the marriage had fallen apart. She then drifted into prostitution and eventually married a mobster by the name of Henry Graham. It was Henry who introduced Barbara to Jack Santo, who was a gang leader. Barbara, her husband, Jack Santo, and two other accomplices - Emmett Perkins and John True - set out one night to rob a wealthy elderly woman, Mabel Monahan. Enraged that they could not find any valuables, they smothered and beat the elderly woman to death. They were quickly apprehended and Barbara became known as “Bloody Babs” in the press. She was sentenced to death after John True testified against the group. She was told that she may receive a stay of execution, to which she replied: “I never got a break in my whole goddamned life and you think I’m going to get one now?” On 3 June, 1955, her execution was pushed back from 22:00 to 23:30, to which she said: “Why do they torture me? I was ready to go at ten o’clock.” She was led to the gas chamber and pronounced dead at 11:42. Her last words were:
Each year we ask half the students in our Psychology of
Women classes (most of whom are women) to provide word associations to the
words “masculine” and “feminine” and ask the other half, working independently,
to provide associations to the words “dominant” and “subordinate.” (We invite
the reader to do this too before reading any further. A word association is the
first word that comes to mind when one thinks of, say, “masculine.” You should
not stop to analyze your associations as you write them down. Nor should you
censor or revise terms. Rather, you should write down as many words as you can
think of in as short a time as possible. Now, write down all the associations
you have for each of the four terms: masculine, feminine, dominant, and
subordinate. Generate all the word associations you can for the first term
before moving on to the second term. Keep separate the associations for each of
the four terms.)
Students are consistently surprised by the outcome.
Students’ word associations to “masculine” and “dominant” are often identical
(“ strong,” “powerful,” “in control,” “courageous,” “has money and status,”
“leader,” “aggressive,” “competitive,” “strong-minded”). Likewise, word
associations to “feminine” and “subordinate” are often identical (“weak,”
“small,” “dependent,” “insecure,” “non-assertive”). However, the students
notice that, when the associations are similar but not identical, they tend to
be more positive for the word “feminine” than for the word “subordinate.” For
example, associations to “feminine” but not to “subordinate” include “nice,”
“caring,” “intuitive,” “sensitive,” and “flexible.” Word associations to
“subordinate” but not to “feminine” include “indecisive,” “passive,”
“handicapped,” “fearful,” “captive,” “intimidated,” “oppressed,” “suppressed,”
Interestingly, when we have varied this task and asked
students to generate word associations for the terms “feminine” and “victim,”
we have obtained similar findings. In many instances, common terms are
associated with both words. When word associations differ for the two terms,
the associations to the word “feminine” tend to be more positive than those to
the word “victim.”
We view the positive associations to the word “feminine” to
refer to (Societal) Stockholm Syndrome strategies for interacting with
dominants. Being nice, caring, intuitive, sensitive, and flexible help ensure
that interactions of subordinates with dominants go smoothly. We propose that
oppressed group members adopt such behaviors in order not to threaten dominant
The negative associations to the word “subordinate”
emphasize lack of power and the negative effects on subordinates of such lack
of power (e.g., passive, handicapped, fearful, captive). The differences in
word associations to “feminine” and “subordinate” suggest that the students do
not view positive traits such as caring and sensitivity as responses to being,
for example, fearful and captive. Thus, this observed difference in word
associations suggests that the students deny that hostile conditions producing
subordination may generate positive, feminine, Stockholm Syndrome
characteristics. Such denial would be consistent with Societal Stockholm
The relevance to women of the negative words associated with
the word “subordinate” was uncovered in chapter 4, where it was shown that
women as a group are more depressed, anxious, and fearful than men. Moreover,
women were found to act less aggressively and both to be more likely to deny
anger at others and attribute our successes to luck, not skill, than men. These
findings suggest that the negative terms students associate with the term
“subordinate” do in fact apply to women as a group. That is, women are more
fearful, intimidated, and handicapped compared to men, feeling, for example,
that we must do more than men for the same amount of pay yet feeling that we
are unable to express our anger for fear of men’s retaliation. If women as a
group are subordinate to (captives of) men as a group, we would expect women to
have such a psychology.
The work of Jeanne Block (1976) sheds further light on the
fact that, for females, the psychology of subordination is similar to the
psychology of femininity in its positive (Societal Stockholm Syndrome) aspects.
In particular, Block’s summary of research on sex differences suggests that the
behavior of females is described by both the negative characteristics
attributed to subordinates by students and the positive characteristics
attributed to femininity. Viewed more broadly, Block’s findings offer
additional support for the conclusion that masculinity and femininity are code
words for male domination and female subordination.