Starry Night (detail)
Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on canvas, 1889
"The Body" by Annie Leibovitz, in American Vogue, Apr. 2003.
*wipes tear and whispers* i woke up like dis
Jim Crow 2.0
nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.
devil stay pulling tricks.
Michael Brown’s parents paying tribute to their late son after a powerful performance by Vince Staples, Jay Electronica and Common, at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2014. #Don’tShoot
Protesters in New Delhi are hit with a police water cannon blast during their demonstration following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, which has sparked powerful protests in India’s capital in recent days.
Countries ABC, protest: India
i never wanted this to end
Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014
Both by Dan Bagan
Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.
Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”
Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.
These are women are who I always wanted to be.