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aabita-giizhig:

I was at a Two-Spirit conference [Born This Way; Edmonton, AB; 2012] where I witnessed Jessica Danforth tell Chrystos that she would read this poem every time the social worker came to her foster home.

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kyssthis16:

notime4yourshit:

theladybadass:

The many wonderful expressions of Eartha Kitt (taken from 1986 interview). 

Which one is your favorite?

Get into the hair!

I’mma need to get into this hair!

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"

i will be loud and vulgar and angry and me. so change your ways or shut your racist mouths. use your liberal rationality to unlearn your contempt for me and my people, or shut your racist mouths.

i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore. i am not going to eat myself up inside anymore.

i am going to eat you.

"

rosario morales, i am the reasonable one (1986)

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chimneyfish:


Girl With A Death Mask (She Plays Alone), 1938
Frida Kahlo

chimneyfish:

Girl With A Death Mask (She Plays Alone), 1938

Frida Kahlo

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la-lobalita:

naturallydope:

laurie-nunn:

The incredible Eartha Kitt.

goddess

Queen of goddesses

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The regular girl couldn’t make it, so I’m here.

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womenorgnow:

Woman of the Day: Maria Tallchief, was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965

womenorgnow:

Woman of the Day: Maria Tallchief, was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965

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Nicki Minaj speaking on why she hired Vlogger Beat Face Honey as her personal makeup artist

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gutgroan:

atroz-atroz:


“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 


man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted friday kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.
like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.” 
it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world. 

gutgroan:

atroz-atroz:

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.” 

man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted friday kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.

like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.” 

it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world. 

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soundlessshouts:

perfectionofmistakes:

Josephine Baker….Boss Shit

life goals.

soundlessshouts:

perfectionofmistakes:

Josephine Baker….Boss Shit

life goals.

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queershoulder:

melissa:

Gayle Rubin, singing my song.

Mine too!

fuck yeah gayle rubin. (is there a blog? there should be a blog.)

queershoulder:

melissa:

Gayle Rubin, singing my song.

Mine too!

fuck yeah gayle rubin. (is there a blog? there should be a blog.)

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"He’s [Jay-Z] taught me so much about being artist, not a musician, but an artist and fighting for what I believe and having my standards. I’m like most women, very generous and I’ll compromise. He doesn’t compromise his art and I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was difficult or too critical and… I don’t really care about that anymore. As long as it is for the right reasons."

Beyonce speaks on Being an Artist, Having Standards, Women and Compromise

(Excerpt from Life is But A Dream documentary)

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misstrismelee:

archangels-and-timelords:

cyprith:

roane72:

purrstephanie:

asherofwinterfell:

Big Fat Deal: The Big Ballet is a troupe of dancers from Russia who weigh a minimum of 220 pounds each.
Because the ballet tag features too many people of only one body type.  Let’s not pretend you need to be a certain weight to be able to perform fouetté en tournant.

Beautiful

This is for my mom, who told me when I was seven years old that I was too fat to be a ballerina.

How badass is this woman. OMG. She is balancing more than 200 lbs on one toe.
o.o

That is skill, ladies and gents.

What was that? Fat people are lazy and weak and OH SORRY I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS THIS PICTURE.

misstrismelee:

archangels-and-timelords:

cyprith:

roane72:

purrstephanie:

asherofwinterfell:

Big Fat Deal: The Big Ballet is a troupe of dancers from Russia who weigh a minimum of 220 pounds each.

Because the ballet tag features too many people of only one body type.  Let’s not pretend you need to be a certain weight to be able to perform fouetté en tournant.

Beautiful

This is for my mom, who told me when I was seven years old that I was too fat to be a ballerina.

How badass is this woman. OMG. She is balancing more than 200 lbs on one toe.

o.o

That is skill, ladies and gents.

What was that? Fat people are lazy and weak and OH SORRY I CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS THIS PICTURE.

(Source: myladycatelyn, via sexgenderbody)