Angel is the epitome of grace, with the hurtful, rude, insecure, jealous, disrespectful, childish comments and blogs about her, she does not allow fandom to define who she is, her public persona is one of beauty, she smiles, is courteous, she gives herself (meaning photos & autographs to fans) and is gracious, and yeah just that one time a little sassy, it is unfortunate and sad that some people in the Merlin fandom are blinded by their insecurities and ideals, for a woman who hasn’t had many interviews, and isn’t in every episode she certainly is POWERFUL to be on the mind of those who talk about her both negatively and positively, how brilliant is that and all she has to do is be.
Angel is an intelligent, strong, beautiful, confident woman and I for one am proud of her and her achievements.
There are a lot of women and men who inspire me to be who I am.
One of the most enigmatic, awe inspiring women, who made me feel I had a voice in this world, brought me stories from around the world, made me aware of who we are as human beings, who fought for the rights of those who could not, and made me appreciate that I can be ALL and MORE, and told me I AM MY POSSIBILITIES. Thank you Oprah for lighting that beacon and for being that light, you have touched the lives of so many worldwide.
This woman is brilliant, this family is brilliant and very inspirational. As I have said my heroes are everyday people. If people don’t know what love is take a look at this family.
Extraordinary people - Elizabeth Jennings - (1830–1901) was a black woman who lived in New York City. She figured in an important early civil rights case, when she insisted on her right to ride on a streetcar in 1854. The New Yor Tribune commented on the incident in 1855. ‘She got upon one of the Company’s cars last summer, on the Sabbath, to ride to church. The conductor undertook to get her off, first alleging the car was full; when that was shown to be false, he pretended the other passengers were displeased at her presence; but (when) she insisted on her rights, he took hold of her by force to expel her. She resisted. The conductor got her down on the platform, jammed her bonnet, soiled her dress and injured her person. Quite a crowd gathered, but she effectually resisted. Finally, after the car had gone on further, with the aid of a policeman they succeeded in removing her’.
Miss Jennings did not accept this abuse. There was an organized movement among black New Yorkers to end this discrimination, led by notables such as her father, Thomas, Rev. J. W. C. Pennington, and Rev. Henry Hiland Garnet. Her story was publicized by Fredrick Douglass, and received national attention.
Miss Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company. (The suit was filed in Brooklyn, where the Company was headquartered.) She was represented by the law firm of Culver, Parker, and Arthur. Her case was handled by the firm’s 24-year-old junior partner: Chester A Arthur, future President of the United States.
In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor. In his charge to the jury, Brooklyn Circuit Court Judge William Rockwell declared:
“Colored persons if sober, well behaved and free from disease, had the same rights as others and could neither be excluded by any rules of the Company, nor by force or violence.”
The jury found for Miss Jennings, and awarded damages in the amount of $225.00 (comparable to $5,000 to $10,000 in 2008 dollars), and $22.50 in costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.
The Third Avenue Railroad, one of the first four street railway companies to be franchised in the city, had been in operation only one year at the time of the Jennings incident. The Jennings case was instrumental in establishing policy for a new service industry. A month after the verdict, a black man was refused admission to a car of the Eighth Avenue Railroad, another of the first four companies. He won a similar judgment confirming that in New York passengers could not be refused a ride based on race. New York’s public transit was fully desegregated by 1861.
So the reason for this long post is because I’m tired of all the hate that I still see about Angel. Therefore I have put both attraction and beauty together to what I believe describes her, this is my perception of who Angel is:
I’m attracted to the beauty of her smile which is genuine
I’m attacted to the beauty of her infectious laugh (a belly laugh the best you can have) and on occasions her nose wrinkles as well
I’m attracted to the beauty of the small details of her acting which draws you in, it makes you feel what she does, her little nods and shakes and tilts of her head, her facial expressions, comedic timing, dramatic side of acting, sad, hurt, I love the scene in S2 E7 (Witchfinder) where she is running through the crowd and apologizing and excusing herself, that to me was both Angel & Gwen, I can go on but I won’t.
I’m attracted to the beauty of her portraying Guinevere one of the most hated women, but have you changing your mind about her and rooting for her to become queen
I’m attracted to the beauty of how she has brought this Guinevere to life by giving her character, more than just a face and hair, whereas most Guinevere’s have been written as bringing down a kingdom, (it has always amazed me that it is only the woman who can bring down the kingdom when there’s two other people in the affair)
I’m attracted to the beauty of her wanting to include everyone like it will hurt them if left out (interviews, BTS vids).
I’m attracted to the beauty of not wearing make up and how natural she is.
I’m attracted to the beauty of the interviews she gives especially about women who can be strong not only physically but emotionally and mentally.
I’m attracted to the beauty of the interview about children and for then to keep reading books as well as use the internet.
I’m attracted to the beauty of her natural grace
I’m attracted to the beauty of the encouragement to anyone going into acting and not to give up if they are rejected
I’m attracted to the beauty that she can still smile and be genuinely kind even when there has been hate that has been written about her from the media and people (and you can’t tell me she doesn’t know whats being written about her)
I’m attracted to the beauty of her sense of humour
I’m attracted to the beauty that exudes from within
I’m attracted to the beauty of her presence on screen
I’m attracted to the beauty of her voice because when you close your eyes you can still see her performance
I’m attracted to the beauty of how funny (not funny strange but funny haha) she can be
I’m attracted to the beauty of her creativity such as sewing, cooking, designing her own clothes, learning the guitar
Oh and by the way I’m not saying that Angel is the best thing since sliced bread I’m sure she has her faults, but these are the reasons why I’m attracted to her, these are the reasons she exudes beauty, this is what makes her beautiful. I think Bruce Lee said it best “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and your not in this world to live up to mine”
It has saddens me that people consider beauty to be what you need in life to survive in this world. They tend to forget that there is more to a person.
Its unfortunate that we live in a society where we want to be like other people instead of ourselves! Why do we hate ourselves and our lives that much? Why is it that we live to look like someone else?, why do we put so much pressure on ourselves. Whose standards are we living to? And why are we living to their standards and not our own. It's sad that people use beauty to compare and judge without knowing who that person is.
Which brings me to another word "Attraction" my perception of this word is what draws me to that person or thing. My perception of beauty is anything and everything.
I love the word attraction because it makes me feel good, it makes me feel I can do anything it makes me see more, makes me feel inspirational. I see more to that person. So below there is a list of women who I'm attracted to, these women are in the public eye, but more importantly these people exude beauty. They're funny, serious, courageous, intelligent, loving, caring just to name a few. These people inspire me everyday to be who I am. Just as a little touch I have entered a quote beside their photos.
Angel Coulby - Quote - “There are other ways of being strong. It’s not just about being tough and fighting. It’s also about emotional strength and wisdom. I think young girls can learn a lot from that as well.”
Angela Bassett - Quote "What we do is sacred.”
Angelina Jolie - Quote - "We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
Audrey Hepburn - Quote - "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
Julie Andrews - Quote - "I would be a fool to deny my own abilities."
Meryl Streep - Quote - "Acting is not about being someone different. Its finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there."
Mother Teresa - Quote - "The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
Oprah - Quote - "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."