Another day, another round of Daily Links

Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a photo of Melissa Harris-Perry via Twitter.

Collage by Ruby Aitken, using a photo of Melissa Harris-Perry via Twitter.

I thought this tweet (and its replies) about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from her MSNBC show had a lot to say about being coded as “challenging and unpredictable” as a woman in the news world. I also feel that it applies to women in many other professions, especially when those professions are male-dominated.

Photo via Vulture.

Photo via Vulture.

The casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in Nina over [insert ANY talented, passionate, and dark-skinned black actress here] has been weighing on my mind a lot lately, and to me it only shows how prevalent colorism is to this day.

Since American presidential elections are one giant political mess (especially this year), I thought it was interesting to get a viewpoint on the election from a non-American citizen. —Alyssa Etoile

Photo  via The New Yorker.

Photo via The New Yorker.

Poet and educator Clint Smith reflects on the dangerous kinds of silences that make people like Donald Trump “brave.”

I grew up watching America's next top model, and i admired @tyrabanks whole heartedly. I always wanted to be like the pretty models, so i remember copying the way they posed and walked. I grew up being told i was to fat, ugly, and disgusting to even model. I was told i'd never walk the runway. I used to look at models and tell myself that i will never ever be able to do what they are doing. I am not pretty enough or beautiful enough and i dont have the 'right' body type. I was laughed at when i said i wanted to model. Jokes on my bullies. I was lucky enough to walk for @mariannaharutunian as the first bearded lady to walk for a celebrity jewellery designer. I was humbled to be the first model to walk and open the show for #royalfashionday with the portrait of the legendary #davidbowie looking down on me! Every path is my runway! Walk with your head up high and ooze confidence always! Xx (my lifes quote) Dreams to come true! A huge thank you to @usfashionsource and @mariannaharutunian for scouting me and allowing me to walk for the jewellery brand. 📷- @jamesalexanderlyon thank you James for capturing a precious moment. Jewellery by @mariannaharutunian Shoes- @jeffreycampbell spiked lita boots Makeup – @loribeemua Dress- @angeshowroom #harnaamkaur #mariannaharutunian #lorrainerobledo #londonfashionweek #lfw #royalfashiondaylondon #royalfashionday #beardedlady #bearderwoman #harnaamkaurdoesrunway #harnaamkaurdoesfashion

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“Joke’s on my bullies,” said model and body confidence activist Harnaam Kaur, after becoming the first bearded woman to walk the runway at Royal Fashion Day. —Lebohang Masango ♦