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Danai Gurira 

“I just fell in love with the idea that writing could change someone’s life.” - Ellen Stackable, Founder of Creative Writing Non-Profit “Poetic Justice” (@PoeticJusticeOK)

Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s most zealous incarcerator of women? That while only 4% of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., we account for over 30% of the world’s incarcerated women? Yet we rarely hear their stories; we don’t take into account the psychological impact prison has had on them, or the context of their experiences which often includes childhood trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and poverty.
Moved by meeting incarcerated women in Oklahoma, many of whom were first-time, non-violent offenders, Ellen Stackable noted, “These women have been failed by everyone… When you learn what they’ve been through, you understand how they found their way to prison.” That’s when the English teacher of over 20 years, created PoeticJustice.org - a space where incarcerated women can heal and commune through their written word.
Read this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter to meet some of the women whose sense of hope, self-worth, and personal empowerment have been restored through the power of storytelling and gaining their own voice. The link is in my bio.

@gabrielahearst - I love your impeccable style and craft. Thanks for everything you and your team did to make it magical! Such a fun date for the evening too! #MetGala

‪Me and Oscar Wilde, my inspiration for the evening: the dandy reimagined. @gabrielahearst #MetGala

‪I always wanted to know what it felt like to be Alexis Colby. Thanks #TheEDIT by @netaporter for the opportunity to channel 80’s glam! Link is in my bio. /1
@TheAnnabelBrog / Talent Director
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‪To all the fans who came out in support of the #AvengersEndgame premiere last night, you’re awesome — we felt the love. HUGE thanks as well to everyone that supported my Omaze campaign for Almasi Arts! I’m grateful to each and every one of you. ‬

Thinking those #Endgame thoughts... Tonight’s the night - #AvengersEndgame World Premiere!

Strong, fearless, and outspoken. That’s how Black women are almost always described. While we are strong, we are not impervious to pain. Or not in need of protection. One of the costs of being considered so strong is being left out of the discourse related to injustice and advocacy. The fact is that Black women are much more likely to be victims of human and sex trafficking. The fact is that Black women receive considerably less attention when they go missing. The fact is that perpetrators of crimes against Black women statistically receive lighter sentences. That’s why I’m proud to feature the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) in this month’s #LoveOurGirls newsletter. They are doing crucial work in the fight to end disparities faced by Black women and girls in the justice system through education, innovative awareness building, and collaboration across the diaspora. Click the link in my bio to read about them, their inspirational founder Dr. Monique Morris, and other groups who are working tirelessly to ensure that “strong” doesn’t mean forgotten or unseen.

It’s officially @Avengers: Endgame week on @JimmyKimmelLive. I’m on TONIGHT! @JimmyKimmel #ABC

My girl @brielarson and I wanted to know if you’re ready for #Avengers: Endgame? With less than 24 hours left, it’s your LAST CHANCE to be my VIP at the world premiere! Donations support a great cause, Almasi Arts Alliance, so you really can’t lose. Enter now with my bio link or go to omaze.com/danai #onlyatomaze @omazeworld

Happy Sunday! #AvengersEndgame press day.

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