Sure I’m not an actress, just a stan of many of the women here. But why couldn’t that be enough to land me an invite to Alfre Woodard’s Sis­tahs Soiree?

Vio­la Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross and Rosario Daw­son

Emay­atzy Corineal­di and Aja Nao­mi King

The event, held Wednes­day and now in its eighth year, is Woodward’s way of cel­e­brat­ing the love black women in Hol­ly­wood have for each oth­er. But can a black woman *not* in Hol­ly­wood come and show some love too? If I showed up with my tick­et stubs from Fences, Hid­den Fig­ures, Lov­ing, Creed, Pari­ah and Mid­dle of Nowhere, could I get in? I mean, these women do rep­re­sent a good chunk of the TV and film char­ac­ters I watch reg­u­lar­ly… If not an invite just a few sec­onds to run around the room scream­ing ‘Black Girl Mag­ic’ before falling, exhaust­ed, into Vio­la Davis’ majes­tic arms.

Octavia Spencer, Vio­la Davis and Ruth Neg­ga

Mar­garet Avery, Vio­la Davis and Cyn­thia Eri­vo

Tes­sa Thomp­son and Rosario Daw­son

I bet that room smelled so good. I bet their skin is so soft. And OHMYGOD Latanya Jack­son was there!

Angela Bas­set, Yolon­da Ross and Ruth Neg­ga

Kim Wayans, Latanya Jack­son and Emay­atzy Corineal­di

This is like a great­est hits of ‘black women in enter­tain­ment who are the shit right now.’ This is like the dream team for a girls vaca­tion. This is like a live-action melanin mood board. There are decades worth of pure leg­end in this room.

Angela Bas­set, Yolon­da Ross and Ruth Neg­ga

Rosario Daw­son, Alfre Woodard and Rashi­da Jones

Lor­raine Tou­s­saint and Dia­hann Car­roll.

Well, my sad­ness is bor­der­ing on depres­sion, so I guess I should stop now.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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4 Comments on "[Pics] Why Wasn’t I Invited to Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs Soiree?"

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No need to get depressed. Not invit­ed? Start your own thing. Don’t wait for some­one to val­i­date you.


I won­der if Jes­si­ca White was invit­ed? And if not, why not? And if so, why didn’t she show? ??


Melanin over­dose!!! The amount of melanin, #black­girl­mag­ic and #black­ex­cel­lence is too much. Keep doing you’re thing ladies and slay HW.

janet holmes

My heart is full