womens ashes

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‘Black While Funny & Female’ 18 of our favorite actresses for LA Times

Aisha Tyler, Tracee Ellis Ross, Loretta Devine, Tichina Arnold, Regina Hall, Erica Ash, Loni Love, Retta, Sheryl Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Rainab Joshnson, Amanda Seales, Sherri Sheperd, Kym Whitley, Yvette Nicole Brwon, Luenell, Yvonne Orji and Marsai Martin

latimes.com
Black while funny and female: 18 comedic actresses on working in Hollywood
Eighteen funny ladies on the challenges of being black in Hollywood.

Making it in Hollywood is no easy feat, and doing so as a woman is even more difficult. If that woman is black — or Latina or Asian or otherwise nonwhite — the odds just aren’t in her favor.

But with the release of “Girls Trip,” four black women — Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish — attempt a takeover of the buddy comedy, possibly the first time black women have led such a picture.

One reason as to why? The number of black women thought to be able to carry a studio-backed film is slim, and there hasn’t been a bona-fide black female comedic superstar since Whoopi Goldberg.

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So Joseph Long (Angelo) from the pilot was also a waiter in the 2009 Ashes to Ashes, which has been talked about a lot on here recently due to it’s dying-dream-sequence plot but also….like….he’s here serving ~romantic~ dinners in both series and the candle is. pretty much. the same.

The biggest problem with this boy
is that he doesn’t seem to believe
that he’s beautiful.
This is a problem, of course,
because he knocks the wind out of you
every time he so much as looks at you
and you can’t help but think
that if he understood his own radiance
he would never touch you
again.
—  THE PROBLEM WITH BEAUTIFUL BOYS by Ashe Vernon

If you ever get the idea that it is the responsibility of raped, battered, mentally/physically/sexually abused and violated women to help, educate, mend or heal men who rape, abuse, violate boundaries and get off from the pain, subjugation and degradation of women I suggest you take that thought and burn it till nothing is left, not even ash. Many women already do so much in the fight for their right to something they already should have an unconditional right to, and many women do feel the pressure to educate and try to heal men who are a danger to them. Do not reinforce this pressure. Put the responsibility where it belongs. Stop forgiving men for the hurt they cause. Stop making excuses for them. Start caring about women who suffer.

i love…literally every woman in the mass effect series. all of them. love them. so much.

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Women of Color in Thriller/Mystery/Fantasy TV Shows!

Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills on Sleepy Hollow
Meagan Tandy as Braeden on Teen Wolf
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Gotham
Angela Bassett as Romana Royale on American Horror Story Hotel
Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries
KeKe Palmer as Zayday on Scream Queens
Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher on Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Danai Gurira as Michonne on The Walking Dead
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder
Kelita Smith as Warren on Z Nation

Cheer Up Post #4510 - Ash Costello Edition

For the anon requesting musician Ash Costello, enjoy!

Women Masterpost

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Hayat Sindi  حياة سندي

(born 1967) Biochemist and medical researcher

Hayat bint Sulaiman bin Hassan Sindi earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, becoming the first woman from any Arab state to earn that degree at any institution. She is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University in the United States, but she returns to Saudi Arabia often, where she serves as one of the first women ever appointed to Majlis Ash-Shura, the Saudi Consultative Assembly.

Number 227 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.