Flaviana Matata for creem Magazine
photographer GARY LUPTON
Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!
1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong’o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo’Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt
Somebody has to write the scripts first! But I LOVE this list. So much!
Photographer: Joshua Pestka
Model: Akuol de Mabior
Stylist: Aubrey Closson
Mua: Romero Jennings
Hair : Joseph DiMaggio
here’s some from my photo shoot with romaphotography.
it was a blast and i really can’t wait for the next one!
I’m not going to pat anyone on the back…I’m not going to enable them in the misguided notion that our experiences are identical—-because they’re not. Black women deserve spaces where we can be experts on ourselves, and we should protect them fiercely. And while we are protecting them, it does not mean that we are dismissing someone else’s experience. That doesn’t mean that we are silencing anybody else. But it does mean that we have to push people to think more critically about race and gender and sexuality…
My life and my body cannot be community property because my oppression is not community property…If you are privileged and entering a space for the marginalized, you should do so with the intention to use some of that empathetic energy to dismantle oppression…
Respect the space.