Tag Archives: Social Justice

“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … Continue reading

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Why?  Tears in Syria,   April 6, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1054)

I have no eloquent words to express my heartbreak about the deaths of Syrian children and families from a vicious and unconscionable Sarin gas chemical attack Tuesday morning that killed dozens of people just trying to live their lives–just like … Continue reading

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$1 Million Deal for Richard Armitage’s film Pilgrimage to be released in U.S., February 12, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1041)

I cannot contain my excitement at the news that the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s film “Pilgrimage” is to be released in the U.S. via a $1 million distribution deal as announced by The Sunday Times (Thanks to Julie K … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the U.S. Administration Ban Affecting Refugees and Immigrants Entering the U.S. this Weekend,     January 29, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1035)

I truly believe that if you plant the seed of helping others when a person is young—by participating in fundraisers like “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” that benefited children around the world, which was popular when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as John Proctor in “The Crucible” 2014 play-to-film by Digital Theatre to be released in U.S. March 01, 2017!,  January 27, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1034)

Though I could not afford to travel to London in 2014 to see the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage —Richard Armitage at right in his 2015 Best Actor Olivier Award nominated portrayal of John Proctor–in the 2014 Old Vic … Continue reading

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We are Women, Hear us Roar:  The Women’s Marches Saturday January 21, 2017,  January 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1032)

Oh how I wish that I could have participated in one of The Women’s Marches yesterday, Saturday, January 21, 2017.   I know several ladies from our community who went to the DC Women’s March.   I can’t wait to hear their … Continue reading

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An all female “Ocean’s 8” film casts Richard Armitage in an as yet unknown role, January 18, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1031)

The “Ocean’s Eight” film goes fem?  I love the idea of a strong all—or mostly all—woman lead cast for the next Ocean’s numerated caper movie.  At least, I assume it will be a caper movie like its predecessors—stealing something from … Continue reading

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