Danai Gurira (actress and playwright)

When Danai Gurira couldn’t find complex stories about African women, she wrote her own:

(The above video was featured on the PBS News Hour “Brief but Spectacular series” in February 2016)

Danai Gurira (actress, playwright, director): American Theatre portrait
Danai Gurira (actress, playwright) American Theatre portrait

If you want to follow Danai Gurira on twitter click here: https://twitter.com/danaigurira

Beyond Acting Danai Gurira has:

appeared at the Global Green Sustainable Design Awards to read a letter written by a New Orleans native displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2008. She co-founded Almasi, in 2011, which is an organization dedicated to continuing arts education in Zimbabwe.  And in 2015,  Gurira signed an open letter begun by the ONE Campaign. The letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively.

Danai Guirira sword-training quote

Michonne (Danai Gurira) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Michonne (Danai Gurira) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 1 

Danai+Gurira+for+Instyle+Oct+2013-9(Apologies for the blurrrrry font in the fashion quotes above.  If you can’t dope it out too good… basically she’s saying don’t try too hard when you dress to be a badass or you’ll look like a dumb ass and Don’t wear sweats in public if you want swagger.  This is paraphrasing of course and Danai is going to look gooooooood in anything… as she is undeniably~ Danai.)

Fashion Victims:

co-workers dialogue "sugar and spice and everything nice" series excerpt from Girl Soda Atlas, by K. J. Legry as featured by Girl Power Academy
co-workers dialogue “sugar and spice and everything nice” fashion victim series excerpt from Girl Soda Atlas, by K. J. Legry as featured by Girl Power Academy

To view more of K. J. Legry’s Girl Soda Atlas you may click on and Visit the following links:

About the artist: K. J. Legry

Introduction to the Girl Soda Atlas (the alap):

The Alap of Girl Soda Atlas

Most Current Chapter Installment:

girlsodaatlas.wordpress.com

Women Demand Equal Rights to Be Objectified!

ashley grahamBIG NEWS!!!  Ashley Graham on the cover of Sports Illustrated has made HIS-Story for us ladies!!!!!!!!  Now you sexy “fat” girls are allowed your very own crimson carpet entrance into the marketing industry of most “FUCKABLE” and no matter the real target audience for your PHat asses, you can feel “REPRESENTED” and loosen up on buying those slimy diet shakes!  Someone tell Oprah!

And say hey, Grandma’s panties are now en vogue because they don’t just gotta be plain-jane hip-hugging whities.  You might be a top-heavy girl and understand the torture of an underwire bra that the designers charge too much for because you are a captive audience, but now you too can model like you don’t need the extra support and just go top-less.  Let ’em swing low and wobble to and fro and maybe you’ll end up being photographed in Murdoch’s corporate take-over of National Geographic or some perv will get famous for painting your dime-a-dozen and pretend he’s got something better going for him than Van Gogh.  You gettin’ paid… so boob implants look like your future gonna stay pretty as a Dollhouse.

plus size underpants models

For the record, the girl power academy does not consider these women fat.  GPA does not believe in slut shaming.  GPA does believe the beauty industry is predatory and all for maintaining the patriarchal status quo and that “conditioned” or “brainwashed” women are buying into and perpetuating it.

“New” Barbie Dolls Don’t Work

NEW BARBIE WITNESS ONE:

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New Barbie Body Shape: “Curvy” 2016

“I realize my ginormous designer decal fake denim bow is supposed to cover my boobies because ya’ll got uptight about ’em being so much bigger than my waist last year.  And true now I don’t look like a super model and you will make fun of ‘Fat Barbie’ even though I’m not really fat and my designer simply wanted me to have child-bearing hips.  I mean they talked about it on T.V. and said this was better than dressing me like an astronaut.  So, okay… I accept my “New” less perfect thighs but I hate my broken-in capris pants and all american tank top.  The big heart necklace is too cutesy and makes me wanna barf.  My suggestion is that you make the outfit below for me, including the tools.  I want the hammer.  Notice this woman is capable of building things while I look capable of going to a shopping mall.”

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REAL working woman c1900

NEW BARBIE WITNESS TWO:

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New Barbie Body Shape: “Original with updated Asian Face” 2016

“I am nothing New and improved in Barbie land.  I only look dressed in retro-Paris Hilton wear without the arm-Chihuahua, but my purse looks like it would fit her poo poo bags. And who wears these shoes?  Not the Tinman in the New Wiz, ‘cuz it was Dorothy!!! You remember how she was all silver Clunk Clunk?  And what am I gonna do~ bend over in this little skirt and these tall shoes to pick up poop? Yeeeeah, right.  So, this is BORING.  My suggestion is that you make me the armor as worn by the Samurai woman below.  We can discuss weapons and my horse in the future.”

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Real female warrior in feudal Japan: Onna-bugeisha (Woman Samurai) late 1800.