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Quirky WOC 27/50: Amandla Stenberg

With roles in both the sci-fi and fantasy genre,she thoughtfully plays interesting and different roles not normally given to young women of color. At only the age of 15, she already has had a remarkable resume playing in two tremendously popular series: the Hunger Games and now Sleepy Hallow. Paired her sharp wit that can be seen in her clever tweets she has in a short period of time become quite a force to be reckoned with.

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Quirky WOC 3/50: Amara la Negra (Diana Danelys De los Santos)

If you don’t think she is the cutest person on earth, you are wrong. Anyways, as her name suggest she is Black or dark . This is an interesting point because it gives glimpse into colorism that goes on to the island. Many times Latin@s are represented by light skinned/tan girls with straight hair but that is quite a misrepresentation of the diverse population of Latin@s especially in DR. Amara plays with music genres, sexuality, and cuteness to be an awesome quirky Spanish Language singer/dancer.

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Quirky WOC 15/50: Nicole Beharie

Some has called this time a second “golden age” for people of color on TV specifically women of color in traditionally white dominated genres. One of the most talked about examples of this is Nicole Beharie who is the lead on the surprise fantasy hit Sleepy Hallow. Her character’s interesting and complicated storyline has given geeky and non-geeky WOC someone to relate to in the white abyss that we call the fantasy genre. Not to mention she is dark skinned! Take that colorism!

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Quirky WOC 19/50: Cree Summer

This Talented live-action and voice actress has been in hundreds of movies and tv shows. Cree has the ability to alter her voice to play basically anyone including my favorite cartoon character Susie from the Rugrats.. She has given voices to many cartoons of color along with helping A Different World bring visibility to live action actors of color. So yeah, she is pretty great.

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Quirk WOC 21/50: Gabourey (Gabby) Sidibe

Although she is most noted for her role in “Precious”, she has repeatedly shown that she is a versatile force to reckon with and not just a one hit-wonder. Not only does she have amazing dramatic timing displayed in movies like “Yelling at the Sky” and “Precious:, she also is extremely funny and steals the show anytime she is on screen in “American Horror Story: Coven”. Oh and lets not forget she was the stars charismatic star in Foster the People’s video Don’t Stop   and has had a career that has outlived theirs.

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Quirky WOC 1/50: Chrissy (the-bitch-goddess-success)

whose this? you may ask if you don’t happen to already follow this amazing person. Well this is Chrissy and although she isn’t famous now, she will. She will be writing your future favorite inclusive fantasy shows and giving you new fandoms to join. You all should also know its this beautiful girl’s birthday today and you should follow/ say happy birthday to her because she awesome.

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Quirky WOC 23/50: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Crowned the Harajuku Kawaii Ambassador, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu knows quite a bit about being quirky. Not only is such a master of Kawaii, she also isn’t afraid take risk with her fashion choices and facial expressions which makes even more lovable. This fashionista, blogging, artist really knows how to grab our attention continuing to fascinate us with her chameleon ways.

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Quirky WOC 22/50: Gina Torres

This Afro-Latina has had an amazing acting career that has lasted longer than some of you guys have been alive. On top of being on popular shows like Suits and 24, she has also been in fantasy lover’s mind due to her many roles in TV shows like Hercules and of course Firefly. Her talent and beauty have kept her relevant for over two decades and now us fan’s are just waiting for her to do the role she was born to play WONDER WOMAN.

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Quirky WOC 12/50 : Retta

RETTA! Retta is a talented,beautiful actress and Comedian who steals the show anytime she’s around. On Parks and Recreation she plays a honest, hilarious women with so much game that everyone has only got a glimpse of. She goes by one name (usually) and she enjoys opera so basically she is the best.