Badass women: 28 April 2017

Inspiring us this week are Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Abigail Breslin, Nicole Byer and Quenlin Blackwell

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Badass women 28Apr17
Photo: Nur Dhabitah Sabri/Facebook

Nur Dhabitah Sabri
Malaysian diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri, 17, bagged her first Diving World Series medal on Sunday during the women's 10m platform synchro final in Windsor, Canada. She was partnered with Pandelela Rinong and they beat Britain's Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson to take home the silver medal with a score of 298.80. China's Si Yajie-Ren Qian won the gold medal with a score of 336.66 points.

Abigail Breslin
Abigail recently explained why she never reported her sexual assault. She revealed earlier this month that she was raped by her now-ex boyfriend, although it was not specified when this happened. In a new post uploaded on Sunday, Abigail said that she "was in complete shock and total denial" when the assault happened. She also said that she had been afraid that if her case didn't lead anywhere, her assailant would come after her and continue to hurt her. Although she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after that incident, we still think it was very brave of her to talk about it now.

"Unreported rapes count. Reported rapes count. End of story," she wrote.


*trigger warning⚠️*

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Nicole Byer
In a Lenny Letter, actress and comedian Nicole Byer unapologetically explained how white privilege works in America while also calling out makeup artists who can't work on actors of colour. Besides pointing out that she's often had to do her own makeup and hair before call time, she also suggested how makeup artists could work to improve their skills. Talk about giving constructive criticism!

"I mention makeup lines that don't offer makeup in darker shades because a lot of makeup artists start their careers at makeup counters. If they don't have the tools, how can they learn?" she said. "That being said, I've taken audition classes and acting classes, so I expect the same from makeup artists. Take a seminar or a class and educate yourself in order to do your job at full capacity!"


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Quenlin Blackwell
Earlier this week a Twitter user @IHateYungJules posted two photos – of model Bernice Burgos and vocalist Paloma Ford in sheer tops – with the caption "I guess see-through shirts with ya nipples showing is the wave for you females this summer, huh?"

Sixteen-year-old Quenlin Blackwell quoted the tweet and said "Yuh and I guess wearing no shirt with ya nipples out been the wave for you males for...forever. We just joining the wave ya'll been on." She told Buzzfeed later: "That tweet struck a chord with be because I know some fathers that tell their children to be modest, and that this social construct of modesty translates into sexual safety and purity. They need to change their minds, we don't need to change our clothes."

Quenlin's tweet went viral, prompting Yung Jules to clarify his comment.


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