There are expectations in how you play your character as a black woman, to be sassy and the same kind of feel, as if there are no quirky black women. I struggle with those things constantly, trying to add dimension to my work, and that’s the goal, too.
I detest Hollywood’s lazy depiction of the black woman as sassy and loud…we are not one dimensional. Damn it.
Nicole is amazing. Also, yes to previous commentary. Fuck a Hollywhite!
books i just ordered:
Sisterhood is Powerful; an Anthology of Writings From the Women’s Liberation Movement | Morgan, Robin [editor]
Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968 - 1980 | Kimberly Springer
Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid | Frank B. Wilderson III
The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era | Peniel E. Joseph
Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California | Donna Murch
Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary | Jasmine Guy
Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms | Frank B. Wilderson III
Vitamins and Minerals From A to Z with Ethno-Consciousness | Dr. Jewel Pookrum MD
Liberated Territory: Untold Local Perspectives on the Black Panther Party | Yohuru Williams