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Daily conversations from the Swell team about what's happening in the world.

Taylor J
@Taylor · 3:59

#InternationalWomensDay meets #OscarsWeek! Let’s talk Leading Ladies!

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She didn't necessarily have to rely on her martial arts. It was a performance that was driven by emotion, just sheer emotion. And I thought that she did a great job amongst the other actors in the film. It was a remarkable performance in a remarkable film. Really, really happy to see that she's finally been acknowledged by the Academy for the work that she's been doing for so many years. I also wanted to give a shout out to I believe her name is pronounced Leia Seydou

Katharine Hepburn, Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh - the list goes on and on! Who is your favorite leading lady? Who doesn’t get talked about enough?

J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 3:40
I came across her when she was just a child actress in Eve's Bayou and then followed her along. The part that I like about Journey is that she's willing to take on these challenging characters in very unpopular movies or series. Most of them are centered around racism, African American history. And when I say she takes on these riveting characters, I'm not talking about just and I shouldn't use the word just as a black person myself, but just a slave in the field
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 2:33

Pam Grier https://s.swell.life/STXxTayF9x3XBa5

Taylor, thank you for doing this, as always, prompting us to be a little deeper in our thinking around something like a day to celebrate women and how we kind of internalize it and allow it to give us a moment of reflection and pairing it with Oscar week. I think it's super cool. I want to do a shout out to Pam Greer. She's in her 70s now, and I just found a great article in The New Yorker that we can use as a reference
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Honey Vee
@HoneyVee · 2:35

#filipino #triangleofsadness #oscars #ofw #internationalwomensday #pinay

I paid to watch it back in December because I had heard so many good reviews on it and it did not disappoint. Dolly is a Philippine born actress and her performance was just so amazing, so savage. I don't want to give too much away about the movie because it's so good, but she just blew me away. I'm rooting for her. I hope she gets a lot more awards and nominations and all the things, everything
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Stacy Cox
@stacemeister0 · 2:12


Thank you so much for this, Taylor. And thank you for inviting me to join in on the festivities of International Women's Day and Oscars Week. As I was listening to yours and everyone else's selections, it made me think first about the phenomenal performance of Margaret O'dead. She portrays the role of Sasha Snow in Netflix's original series Sex Life. I have been somewhat obsessed with this show. I've been watched it three times now
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Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 0:22

@stacemeister0 @HoneyVee @Her_Sisu

Hey, just a shout out to all three of you. I just listened back and I have all these great suggestions and these great ideas and reminders. I saw Triangle of Sadness. I thought it was amazing, but a shout out to Taylor for melding these two ideas together. I just love it. I'm looking forward to the Oscars. Thanks
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