Dianna Agron attends the Hammer Museum’s Gala In The Garden (October 11, 2014)
Up all day Humans To Slay
You have no idea, do you? You have no idea what she was prepared to do for you. When our sister sees something that she perceives to be an injustice, she can be stubborn, impetuous, and, at times, downright dangerous, and never was this more apparent than the night she tried to kill our father. I was there… And she would have done it, all to protect you, had I not stopped her. I often wished that I could revisit that moment, complete the task myself. Niklaus, sometimes our sister acts without thinking. She’s short of temper. She’s quick to fall in love, but she loves you, but your malicious treatment has broken her heart.
"If you feel like you’re safe, and if you feel like you’re in a good emotional state to say what you believe, and say it in a way that you feel is grounded and polite, go for it. Because, you have every right to do so." — Hannah Hart, Everything Matters
"She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful." (x)
This moment really resonated with me so much. So many people (especially other Black people) mocked this scene and Viola Davis’ worth, beauty, autonomy, experiences, and the representation her character embodies for Black women. And that ignorance reemphasized Viola Davis and many black women’s reality and actual struggle with feeling other-ed, being seen as one dimensional, and being seen as the bottom of the hierarchy of beauty standards. I hate that Viola was so empowered by getting this role and then hateful ignorant people exploited this moment on the show to belittle her with anti-Black jokes and referencing trope movie roles she specifically wanted to move away from (referencing: The Help, The Color Purple). Viola is a goddess and this moment on How to Get Away with Murder was revolutionary.
Chibs and Ally.