yityish titi aynaw

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Some of the dark skinned black actresses suggested for Sana Starros, following the Han Solo prequel casting yet another white brunette as the female lead. Sana’s character is a major player in the prequel comics and the Star Wars franchise is in dire need of WOC leads.

Anna Diop
Karidja Touré
Mya Taylor
Alexandra Grey
Deborah Ayorinde
Yityish Titi Aynaw
Mercy Johnson
Genevieve Nnaji
Roselyn Ngissah
Ahuofe Patri
Gloria Sarfo
Lydia Forson
Jackie Appiah
Simona Brown
Stefanée Martin

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Noah, Berkeley, CA

single (yeah baby!)

Who’s your Jewish celebrity crush?

Yityish Titi Aynaw and Ilana Glazer.

What’s the sexiest thing about being Jewish?

We come in all shades and ethnicities! There’s nothing sexier than pluralism. ;)

If you had a theme song what would it be?

Sumthin’ Sumthin’ by Maxwell. That bass line doe…

Biggest turn on?

Goofiness, a willingness to aid and abet, and a nice back scratch.

Are you a good Jewish boy?

I think I have too many tattoos to qualify as a “good” Jewish boy, but I attend Friday evening service every now and then!

Porn4You is…?

Large personal libraries and low carbon footprints.

What is your Jewish camp sexual fantasy?

Performing a “mitzvah” behind the faux-Bedouin tents.

Your dream partner is…?

Committed to dismantling the heteronormative white patriarchy!!!

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Some of the actresses of colour suggested by my mutuals for Rey*, following the news that Devery Jacobs had been up for the role. Because Star Wars needs more women of colour in non-CGI speaking roles, stat.

* This casting is based on the assumption that Rey is not Han and Leia’s daughter.

Devery Jacobs
Jessica Sula
Lana Condor
Chloe Bennet
Yityish Titi Aynaw
Tara Emad
Sydney Park
Courtney Eaton
Hailee Steinfeld
Naomi Scott 

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Some of the actresses of colour of Jewish descent suggested for Supergirl, made in accompaniment to the Jewish MOC Superman lineup.

Kat Graham
Sarah Barrable-Tishauer
Zoe Kravitz
Chloe Bennet
Meaghan Rath
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Raquel Castro
Yityish Titi Aynaw
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Gina Rodriguez

Black History Month Day Nine: Yityish Aynaw

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw is an Ethiopian-Israeli model who won the title of Miss Israel in 2013. She is both the first Ethiopian-born Jew and the first black woman to win the title. Aynaw represented Israel in Miss Universe 2013. She also was invited by US President Barack Obama to attend a White House Gala in March 2013, a big deal to Aynaw who considers Obama a “role model.” [x]