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I don’t know if people would be so interested in diversity if it wasn’t a hashtag. It’s not a hashtag in my life. It is my life. It’s something that I know people of color talk about all the time. It’s not just a hot topic. People of color are part of the human experience, too. Art has got to reflect life or else it’s not art, it’s commerce. It’s filtered, watered down kind of art. What I want to see is the truth.

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Viola Davis won her FIFTH Screen Actors Guild Award for supporting actress Sunday night. After the show she was asked whether the increase in Black actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards was a response to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite backlash. 

I guess this question is offensive itself as it doubts talent of Black actors in general. 

Viola Davis spoke the truth with intelligence and grace. Very inspiring. What a legend.

Women of Color Are:

Accomplished:

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Multi- Talented


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Graceful:

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Colorful:


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Funny: 

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Elegant

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Artistic: 

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Humble:


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Compelling:

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Dedicated:


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Courageous  

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Powerful

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Fabulous: 

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PASSIONATE

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Yet Sadly…..

Overlooked 

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WOMEN OF COLOR ARE VALID, HUMAN, AND FUCKING AWESOME

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Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Sasha Lane, photographed by Jack Davison for The New York Times ‘Great Performers’, December 2016.