Cambridge Plays Coy

All eyes were on Princess Kate last weekend at the BAFTAs.  In solidarity with the #MeToo movement, attendees wore mostly black to the event.  People watched anxiously to see if the Princess would follow the Royal family path of staying mum on political movements.  And, well, she wore dark green, with a black sash and a black clutch.  So, kinda a non statement, right? 

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Crystal Ahmadi
Black Panther, Black Excellence

Do you remember when Obama was elected, and black folks everywhere literally held their breath through the entire inauguration because we just knew there was no way they were going to let a black man ACTUALLY become President of the United States.  I had the same feeling watching Black Panther. 

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Crystal Ahmadi
Hidden History: The Ladies of NASA

I'm starting the month with Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson.  I have to start here because my mind was absolutely blown when I watch Hidden Figures.  I wasn't just blown away by how truly amazing these 3 women were, but I was amazed by the fact that I had NEVER heard of them.  

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Crystal Ahmadi
Representation Matters

Black History Month, while critical for Black Americans, is not just FOR black Americans.  Black History is American hisotry.  The stories and images I’m sharing this month are for us all to enjoy. After all, nothing feels quite like a beautiful story of success despite adversity, achieving dreams in the face of doubt, and just general badassery.  So enjoy! 

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Wakanda the Beautiful

I had to come out of my blogging hibernation, because, OMG! Have you been following the fashions at the Black Panther premeries?! I am here for all of it! Every last stitch.  From Lupita’s custom Versace to Angela’s Naeem Khan.  But my favorite is Janelle Monae’s Christian Siriano.   Are you kidding me? It’s Audrey Hepburn meets Wakanda. 

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Crystal Ahmadi