it started as a joke and it’s now an otp
MARTHA JONES APPRECIATION DAY, a day where we can celebrate Martha Jones (played by Freema Agyeman), the first black female companion on Doctor Who.
How to join:
Post something! Fanfic, fanart, gifs, graphics, meta, fanvid, cosplay… anything, really. Just make sure to tag your work with #martha jones appreciation day so other people can see it.
Please remember not to post any character bashing as it’s supposed to be a day of celebration.
I hope all of you can participate. See you then and have fun!
Mary McDonnell Cosplaying Laura Roslin at Dragon Con
What Laura Roslin says:
What I hear:
I always wondered if everyone who dies in Mass Effect goes across the same sea. And if so….well, you can imagine Thane’s disappointed when he realizes the long shadow against the sunset didn’t belong to the siha he was looking for.
Please don’t kill me.
PS- Yes, Mordin loves wearing wet kelp on his head. It gets pretty hot across the sea, OKAY?!
oftentimes women might smile at cat-callers out of nervousness or pure fear because they know that if they react negatively that guy could get way scarier and even violent
it’s not a “wow i’m so flattered” smile it’s literally a “please don’t follow me home and murder me after this” smile
I found that, even in my twenties, I was being asked to play these really worldly 30-year-old women. So as a young actress I was given sophisticated, complicated and wise roles, and I have no idea why on earth people saw me as this elegant seductress. I’m not at all like that really. Maybe it was the cheekbones or something.
THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
So gorgeous and elegant
Why is this important? i see a girl doing ballet, stop outlining difference, its important we just admire the skills, and afore mentioned ellegance
First of all shut the fuck up and have several seats
and heres why in Michaela’s own words what she had to go through beig BLACK and still goes through
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
This is why it is important, for little Black girls to see a black ballerina made it despite being discriminated against because of her skin color!!!