BAGUIO

Gacad: Queen's gambit

Ziggy Zaggy

BETH Harmon. Genius. Chess Master. Amazing. "Wonderwoman!"

The Queen's Gambit is a 2020 American coming-of-age period drama miniseries based on Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. The title refers to "Queen's Gambit," a chess opening. It was written and directed by Scott Frank, who created it with Allan Scott. Beginning in the mid-1950s and proceeding into the 1960s, the story follows the life of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), an orphaned chess prodigy on her rise to the top of the chess world while struggling with drug and alcohol dependency.

Netflix released The Queen's Gambit on October 23, 2020. After four weeks, it had become Netflix's most-watched scripted miniseries. It was acclaimed by critics, who lauded Taylor-Joy's performance as well as the cinematography and production values. It has also received a positive response from the chess community, and data suggests that it has increased public interest in the game.

The series won two Golden Globe Awards: Best Limited Series or Television Film and Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film for Taylor-Joy. She was also nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.

The only rose among the thorns, Beth Harmon was! In a male-dominated sport, she came out on top, despite being the only woman in the field.

The 2021 National Women's Month Celebration serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change.

This celebration is also a venue to discuss and address the issues that women continue to face so empowerment can be fully achieved. The campaign is also a call for concrete, sustainable, and inclusive actions towards gender equality.

In recognition of the very important role women play in our society, I take my hats off to all the Juanas out there, making life better for the people they love, come rain or shine.

"Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!" Happy Women's Month. Pugaaaaayyyyyyyy kamay!

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't." - Rhonda Hansome

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." - Charlotte Whitton

"Power is not given to you. You have to take it." - Beyonce Knowles

"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform." - Diane Mariechild

"A woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression." - Margaret Sanger

"Power to me is the ability to make a change in a positive way." -Victoria Justice

"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it." - Estée Lauder


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