Glamour + GlobalWoman

We unabashedly and unapologetically love glamour.

When the Oscars roll around each February during Pisces season, you will find the GlobalWoman office with one eye towards the TV and one eye on Twitter, watching all the glamour arrive. 

Did you know that one of the expressions of Neptunian ruled Pisces is glamour, magic and movie-making? In essence, Neptune is the portal into creating an illusion — of what is enchanting on the outside and captivating within.

To create the life we want to live, we have to imagine it first. Exploring the creative mysteries of movies and theatre, allows us to envision the story of our own life especially when we see women playing complex and full characters, outside the culturally assigned roles of being born female.

When we see women’s creative work acknowledged, we recognise for ourselves, that our own creative lives matter. 

Until this week, an African-American woman had not won an Oscar in a non-acting category in more than 30 years. With Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler, two just won in five minutes.

In this year’s Oscars, we saw the most diverse group of women championed for the creative endeavours. We also saw beautiful glamour.

We invite you to be inspired by these women’s creative wins and individual glamour. 

Lady Gaga

Best Original Song ~ Shallow

A tearful Lady Gaga thanked her family and co-star Bradley Cooper before telling the Oscar audience and viewers at home:

This is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. It’s not about winning -- what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion, and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or get beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and keep going.”


Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

Documentary Short Subject

Another first was when a film about menstruation just an Oscar.” The creators of “Period. End of Sentence.” — the documentary about women in rural India fighting for menstrual equality that grew from a high school project to the Oscars — were shocked when they took the stage:

“I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!” Zehtabchi said. “A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education,” Berton added.

Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Best Animated Short Film

First-time director Domee Shi and her producing partner Becky Neiman-Cobb collected an Oscar for their short film Bao, about an empty-nester mom who makes a dumpling that springs to life. Looking excited, both offered short personal speeches following the win. Domee Shi offered encouraging words to nerdy girls all over the world: 

To all of the nerdy girls out there who hide behind their sketchbooks. Don’t be afraid to tell your stories to the world. You’re gonna freak people out but you’ll probably connect with them, too, and that’s an amazing feeling to have.


Ruth Carter

Best Costume Design ~ Black Panther

In ‘Black Panther’ Ruth Carter, evoked the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda by melding sci-fi with global fashion history, drawing influence from sources including the colour symbolism of the Maasai people, samurai armour, and the jewellery of Ndebele women.

I got it. Wow, this has been a long time coming. Marvel may have created the first black superhero, but through costume design, we turned him into an African king. It's been my life's honour to create costumes. Thank you for honouring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead onscreen. My career is built with passion to tell stories that allow us to know ourselves better.``

Regina King

Best Supporting Actress

King picked up her first-ever Oscar win — and nomination — for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk as a mother helping her pregnant young daughter fight the justice system and get her innocent boyfriend out of prison. During her acceptance speech, King thanked her director, Barry Jenkins, as well as late author James Baldwin, who wrote the book If Beale Street Could Talk in the 1960s.

To be standing here, representing one of the greatest artists of our time, James Baldwin. James Baldwin birthed this baby, Barry you nurtured her, you surrounded her with so much love and support and so it’s appropriate for me to be standing here because I’m an example of when support and love is poured into someone.


Hannah Beachler

Best Production Design

Hannah Beachler was the first black person to ever be nominated for the Best Production Design Oscar, and she won for creating the Wakanda and the rest of the superhero world in Black Panther.

I stand here stronger than I was yesterday. I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler. Who not only made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person. I stand here because of this man who offered me a different perspective of life. Who offered me a safe space. Who is patient, who gave me air, humanity and brotherhood. Thank you Ryan, I love you. I give this strength to all of those who come next to keep going and to never give up and when you think it’s impossible just remember this piece of advice I got from a very wise woman: I did my best, and my best is good enough.

Olivia Colman

Best Actress ~ The Favourite

I first came across Olivia Colman’s talent in Broadchurch when she played the character of DS Ellie Miller with empathy and humour.

Now it’s fair to say that those who had never heard of British actress Olivia Colman until this week, were charmed by her disarming and authentic acceptance speech she made at this year’s Academy Awards.

Any little girl who’s practicing their speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, and I loved that job,” she exclaimed. “I did quite a lot of my time imagining this. Oh, please wrap up? `{`Fart sounds.`}`


Yalitza Aparicio

Nominated for Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio is the second Mexican woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress category, as well as the first indigenous woman in the Americas to receive the honour.

Roma is her first acting role. Prior to this, 25-year-old Yalitza had recently graduated from University as a teacher.

I know that everything that I am doing — if I do something wrong, they might think we are all that way. So I have to take good care of that image, our image. I’m showing off the diversity we have in Mexico. I’m representing this community that is extremely talented, but sometimes, we don’t notice them. I feel this responsibility because I feel the need to represent them in the right form that they deserve.

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