#WomenIveNeverMetWhoMoveMe is a type of #wcw that I tried out a while ago to much personal enjoyment. Every other Wednesday I recognise the badass bold and beautiful women (real or fiction, known to me and strangers) who inspire me while putting my adjective game to the test.
Something beautiful happens when you consciously recognise the beauty in others. Disclaimer: There may be some cross pollination with the #QuestForBeauty and #ArtistSpotlight but don’t stress, the tags will guide you. Enjoy!
Janelle Monae: Genius. n. Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Surreal. Like a work of art: Imagine being that luminous on screen and in real life?
Vashti Harrison: Spark. Drawing black and brown girls and women with an illuminating glow (see featured image via Vashti Harrison)
P!nk: Underrated. An acrobatic, consistent, vulnerable, vocally talented and self-affirming queen.
Sharleen Joynt: Boldly Understated. A panda in a room full of brown bears, a reminder that you don’t have to be doing the most to be doing the most.
Mabatho Montsho: Spunky. If anyone else could’ve played Lumka (or any other character that she’s completely owned), at me.
Carla Llanos: Natural. She puts brown women front and centre surrounded by complementary natural elements.
Gina Prince-Bythewood: Formative. Singlehandedly directed my view of black love, having made 2 of my favourite films.
Issa Rae: Kindred. An awkward black girl after my own heart. Telling our truth truthfully.