Tessa Thompson



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Was feeling shiny at the NAACP Image awards dinner. Our whole table lost joyfully. @tiffanyhaddish congrats! I came to celebrate you. Thanks @cwoodhair & @eponavalley for my dream hair 🀚🏾, @kirinstagram for my face, and @waymanandmicah & @jonathansimkhai for my fav ever suit. X


Took the whole day to rest and reflect. We have so much to do to honor the ones like Martin and Coretta and, and, andβ€”β€” we have work to do.


One Hearty Thank You to @annapurnapics for being the best co-host of the LA #TIMESUP Golden Globes viewing gathering. We worked, we laughed, we criedβ€” we continued to practice sisterhood and community in the spirit of change. And we celebrated what an incredible time this is!



Sunday. WE STAND WITH YOU ~ swipe to watch the full video. #TIMESUP on the imbalance of power and a culture of abuse. Join us by posting photos and videos of you and your friends wearing black. Use the tags #WhyWeWearBlack and #TIMESUP so we can share. πŸ”Œ Love you sisters: @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @traceeellisross πŸ–€


TOMORROW. Whoever you are, wherever you areβ€” whatever you are doingβ€” WEAR BLACK in solidarity. Because #TIMESUP on the imbalance of power. We all deserve to be safe and seen. Tag photos of yourself, friends and family IN BLACK so we can amplify you! @timesupnow


I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization & underrepresentation. Join me! Link in bio to read the letter of solidarity we wrote & donate to the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund: http://timesupnow.com. This will provide subsidized legal support to people across industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault and abuse in the workplace. I donated! You can too!



Been taking an unintentional break from posting (and all the insta adulation/agitation/engagement it supplies). Then I saw this (because I’ve been creeping πŸ‘€) and realized why and what for. Words: @falling_n_laughing Via @femalecollective


In awe. Thank you for all the birthday love yesterday. Incredibly grateful to be alive. Also: 5 is my favorite number.


Actual Angel. Thank you
@saintrecords for curating a night of such incredible depth of feeling, a feast of fly black people on stage soaring, a sold out sea of us celebrating with you. A space to cry, sing, dance, remember and forget. To take a knee, to take a step back. To take a seat at the table : there is such an abundance of purpose there. Thank you.



Evan On Earth - and other assorted puns to express what a magic time it was to celebrate your 30 trips around the Sun. @evanrachelwood !




@woodshockmovie is in theaters this weekend. Go see it. @kateandlauramulleavy made such a stunning & arresting film. ITS SO BEAUTIFUL. Like everything they do. @cwoodhair payed denim floral homage to my favorite artist Frida Kahlo. And @kirinstagram gave me a glow. @waymanandmicah brought me this stunning @rodarte number for its LA Premiere.



EMMYS . 2017. Bifrost Couture. Lisa Frank Fiend. (Scroll for a look at my inspiration) Thank you @rosie_assoulin for the frock. @waymanandmicah on styling. @kirinstagram on face @cwoodhair on hair β€’ What a day to be proud of. My heart felt so full when @lenawaithe won! 🌈


Poet @jsuskin and artist @sarahlesher collaborated on this poster. Link in bio to buy. All proceeds go to the SPLC @splcenter . I'm going to hang mine someplace as a reminder to live with intention. Because otherwise, What's The Point ? Also: I share two tattoos with Ms. Suskin. One a 'yes' and another a 'NO'


Mike Brown today. tomorrow. always.



pretending i'm Carrie Bradshaw okkkkkkk 🀳🏾 πŸ‘½


Been steeped in Baldwin lately, and life is better for it! Thank you for your insight, for making me sigh deep with recognition, and for making me feel less alone. Art by @broobs.psd via @jasoncampbellstudio


I'm proud of you little brother. So I'm going to embarrass you. You graduated high school this year. You made a cool song and music video (link in my profile) You take out the trash .. after being asked a few times. And you are a really good human being. Happy Birthday @jody_rome_thompson. I love you.



The Trans community is fearless everyday. And those 15,000 Trans members that have been serving this country (this country, that too often forgets them) should be regarded with nothing but honor and gratitude. Shame on this administration. We must all fight. Trans Rights Are Human Rights.


Sorry To Bother You with this picture of us creeps. Yes .


Preview of Valkyrie as a Hot Toy. (OMG!) See you in the flesh on Saturday at Comic-Con!


Happy Born Day @nicoledisson. πŸ’„I love you, Nip.


Hey! @westworld_hbo got some Emmy love! So happy for the well deserved nods of my cohorts. Here is a little video of when I made Simon Quarterman put on a red lip while we were shooting the season one finale. πŸ’„


whisper party 2017 || all stolen from @steveyeun


Halfway through this day, I called the first half of it yesterday. 🌹 Epic fourth with my fam. πŸ“· @mofusteefus


I Don't Look Like This Anymore.


I'm Mad As Hell * Your Mother said it like only she could.


what a beaut. Gaea.