Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK: JESSICA WILLIAMS THROWS BIG BOOTY CLAPS HARD BACK At SALMA HAYEK, SHIRLEY McCLAINE & MORE On #WHITEFEMINISM During POWERED By WOMEN LUNCHEON At SUNDANCE!!!





Jessica Williams

JESSICA WILLIAMS at the SUNDERANCE POWERED By WOMEN In FILM LUNCHEON


Just days after the WOMEN'S MARCH On WASHINGTON 2017,  in PARK CITY, UT;  GLAMOUR Magazine partnered with women's digital photography initiative, GIRLGAZE, to produce the POWERED By WOMEN LUNCHEON at the 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, to help promote WOMEN In FILM by way of there various platforms!!!

Among the very powerful women who are major HOLLYWOOD Players gathered for the afternoon at the home of ChefDance CEO/Founder MIMI KIM were AMANDA De CADET, CAT CORA, CINI LEIVE, DEE REES, KIMBERLY PEIRCE, MARTI NOXON, and, SARAH M. BLOOM.

Chocolate-Covered Actresses ALFRE WOODARD, JESSICA WILLIAMS, Mexican-Arab ALMA HAYEK, and, ACADEMY AWARD Winner SHIRLEY McCLAINE,

Eventually the afternoon's discourse turned towards newly-inaugurated PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES #45 DONALD JOHN TRUMP.

SALMA HAYEK stated that she thought that the USA was entering into a dangerous time, and; that more women should be hired for film projects so that more women's voices might be heard through the rhetoric. However, she also gave a warning.

SALMA HAYEK said;
“My feeling is that we are about to go to war. But be careful that we don’t fall into victimization. I don’t want to be hired because I’m a girl. I want them to see I’m fabulous. Don’t give me a job because I’m a girl. It’s condescending.”
Then, SHIRLEY McCLAINE said that DONALD TRUMP presented a certain challenge;
to “each of our inner democracy” and urged everyone at the table to explore their “core identity"

JESSICA WILLIAMS then spoke: to Shirley McClain;
“I have a question for you. My question is: What if you are a person of color, or a transgendered person who — just from how you look —  you already are in a conflict?”

Shirley McClain responded;
Right, but change your point of view. Change your point of view of being victimized. I’m saying: Find the democracy inside.”

Salma Hayek chimes in;
“I’m sorry. Can I ask you a question? Who are you when you’re not black and you’re not a woman? Who are you and what have you got to give?”

\Jessica Williams responded;
“A lot. But some days, I’m just black, and I’m just a woman. Like, it’s not my choice. I know who I am. I know I’m Jessica, and I’m the hottest b*tch on the planet I know.”

Salma rebuffed;
No, no, no/ Take the time to investigate. That’s the trap! ...There is so much more.”

Shirley concurred;
Right. The more is inside.”

Jessica tWilliams hen returned her attention to Salma Hayek, and; why she felt the need to address the differences on how similar issues can very differently culturally resonate;
“I think what you’re saying is valid, but I also think that what you’re saying doesn’t apply to all women. I think that’s impossible. Because I have to. "

In kind, Salma Hayek responded;
“What part of it is impossible. You’re giving attention to how the other one feels.  ”If you have to do that, then do that. Then that’s your journey. But I want to inspire other people to know it’s a choice.”
A few moments earlier,  Filmmaker DEE REES had introduced herself a a Black Queer Film Director. This is when she chose to tap in.

DEE REES said;
At this lunch, she said, she didn’t feel like she was posing a threat to anyone. But in line at the bank? Things were different. “I don’t see myself a victim. Jessica doesn’t see herself as a victim. But it’s how you're read.”

Jessica Williams then spoke on BLACK WOMEN being charged with VICTIMIZATION, i.e.; VICTIMIZING THEMSELVES;
“I also feel like the word ‘victim’ — I feel like it has bothered me. When I talk about feminism, sometimes I feel like being a black woman is cast aside. I always feel like I’m warring with my womanhood and wanting the world to be better, and with my blackness — which is the opposite of whiteness. 
“I think we need to not speak over black women, not assign them labels. Meaning, to project your ideas on me. 

Salma Hayek then spoke on her heritage as a Woman of Color;
“Can I interrupt, because I feel misunderstood. It’s not shutting you up. I feel misunderstood on one point: We should be also curious about our brain. By being the best that you can be. That’s what I was trying to say to you. Let’s not just spend all the time in the anger, but in the investigation.”
“Baby, I’m Mexican and Arab. I’m from another generation, baby, when this was not even a possibility. My generation, they said, ‘Go back to Mexico. You’ll never be anything other than a maid in this country.’ By the head​s ​of studios! There was no movement. Latino women were not even anywhere near where you guys are. I was the first one. I’m 50 years old. So I understand.”
Realizing that Salma Hayek simply DID NOT understand, Jessica Williams then simply responded;
"You don't understand."

-CCG




Director Dee Rees, right, and author Sarah M. Bloom.

Director DEE REES & Author SARAH M. BLOOM at the LUNCHEON






A view of the table, with a formidable show of powerful women.

A full view of the table... BLACK WOMEN Are STILL LOOKING for A SEAT At The TABLE


LOS ANGELES TIMES





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