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The Daily Recap - Thursday 4th of August 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



RuPaul's Drag Race Queen Set To Join Marvel Cinematic Universe


RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Shea Couleé is set to join the MCU.


The All Stars 5 winner will be playing an unknown role in the upcoming Disney+ series, 'Ironheart.'


According to IMDB, the show is about a "genius teenage inventor" who creates a suit as powerful as the well-known Ironman suit.


Shea Couleé says she cannot express the "deep excitement she feels over this project."


"It only seems fitting to end my Drag Race journey and begin my acting career in the biggest way I could imagine," she wrote on Instagram, "stepping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been like stepping into OZ - Ironheart is top to bottom going to be an absolutely STUNNING experience for the viewers, and I’m so humbled everyday that I get to work on set with some of the best and most dedicated artists in the industry."


Shea Couleé also came runner up in the RuPaul's Drag Race All Winners season. Source: Instagram

The highly anticipated show will also star Dominique Thorne (from the award winning drama, Judas and the Black Messiah), Manny Montana (from the hit shows Good Girls and Power) and Alden Ehrenreich (from the film Solo: A Star Wars Story).


We cannot wait to see the fabulous Shea Couleé take on the MCU and join this amazing cast.


 

Residents of Canberra Will Soon Have Access To Free Abortion


From mid 2023, the people of Canberra will have access to free medical and surgical abortions.


The services will be available to anyone that is up to 16 weeks pregnant.


And according to reports, residents will not need a Medicare card to access the abortion services.


As part of the initiative, people seeking the service will also have access to free, long-lasting, reversible contraceptives when getting an abortion.


ACT Minister for Women Yvette Berry says this initiative will help people make choices that aren't influenced by financial stress.


"This means that individuals will be supported to make a choice about having an abortion without being influenced by financial barriers," she told the ABC.


 

Beyonce Removes Ableist Slur From Album


Thanks to disability advocates like Hannah Diviney, Beyonce has removed the ableist slur from her latest song, "Heated."


Representatives of Beyoncé released a statement saying the word was “not used intentionally in a harmful way,” but “will be replaced.”


Disability advocate and write Hannah Diviney also played a huge role in having Lizzo remove ableist slur from her lyrics. Source: Instagram

Hannah Diviney went viral on Twitter earlier this week for calling out Beyonce and says she's thrilled the hear the news.


"Thank you so much Beyonce for truly being a queen and thank you all of you for your incredible support," says Hannah.



Hannah says she's shocked someone like Beyonce, who is such a pop culture icon, would listen to the disability community.


"I never thought the disabled communities' concerns would reach her, I hope they might but I never like to assume these things," says Hannah, "I'm just really grateful to her and her team for taking such swift effective action on this."


 

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