Angela Bassett Is Allowed to be Disappointed

Whitney Alese
ZORA
Published in
3 min readMar 13, 2023

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This is a reminder that Black Women are allowed to feel emotions, whether you are comfortable with it or not.

Angela Bassett has been nominated only TWICE for the Academy Awards. TWICE. Once in 1994 and again in 2023. With a career as prolific and impactful as hers, one would think that not only would she have been nominated more, but received more. Yet, in her 38-year career, with…

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Whitney Alese
ZORA
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Whitney Alese is an award winning writer & creator featured in WIRED Magazine, I-D Magazine, NBC, & Chalkboard Magazine.