“Sola no puedo cambiar al mundo, pero puedo tirar una piedra al agua para crear muchas ondas.” - María Teresa de Calcuta
Ayer fue Martha, hoy es Diana, mañana podría ser cualquiera.
No nos quedemos callados, es momento de decirle a todos que no estamos de acuerdo con tanta violencia.
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Remember to celebrate small victories. It’s important to give yourself credit for any achievement you fought to get, whether that’s getting that promotion at work, the grade you worked for in a test or just getting up out of bed in the morning. Don’t forget the power of small wins. #justdoit#ramlaali#ad#nike@nikewomen
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[Tumblr post that reads: “History wants so badly for Cleopatra to be beautiful. Like they can’t conceive of Rome being intimidated by anything less.”
Reblog reads: “because being a linguist, fleet commander, and powerful ruler doesn’t matter, only her looks.”
Reblog 2 reads: “Her Arab contemporaries raved about her being very interested and knowledgeable in the sciences. She completely reformed the system in Alexandria, and Egypt at large; making it much more of a functional powerhouse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She did what 300 years of her ancestors couldn’t: Managed to get the support of both the Greek AND Egyptian subjects she ruled. There is a sculpture that has been identified as her, through comparisons to coins minted under her rule, that proves beyond a doubt that she wasn’t particularly beautiful.
It isn’t that people just happen to believe it by mistake. Rome was fucking terrified of her and painted her as a vapid, scheming, beautiful, sex obsessed queen to discredit her to their people. She was a threat, and that was how they handled it. The unfortunate thing is that that is the most surviving record of her. A smear campaign against one of the smartest, most powerful women in human history.”
Reblog 3 reads: “This is a woman who became her father’s co-ruler at nearly 14 years old in order to train for her actual ascension to the throne, who was forced to marry her own siblings in order to keep her power, and it’s widely believed that she poisoned them so she could rule alone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She’s a Pharaoh who led Egypt into a new era of wealth, who went fearlessly into war to protect her rule and Egypt’s independence from the Roman empire, a woman who took her own life rather than face being raped and tortured by her conquerors, knowing full well that she was leaving her surviving children in their uncertain mercy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cleopatra is one of the most interesting, morally ambiguous, complexing historical figures we have and the media has turned her into a tantalizing sex object for the male gaze.” *continued in comments.*
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FUCKING BLACK HEBREW ISRAELITES, These MFS are always doing something, it's shit like this that people love to use to demonize all of us (black people), this ignorant disrespectful MFS always with the same bullshit~Shay💕
( For context: It turns out the group of kids in that video with the Native American man we're waiting for a bus or something when the man in the picture started harrassing them, they we're harrassing the Native Americans in the beginning as well but once they turned their attention to the kids, the Native walked in between them chanting and playing their instruments. I think they were just trying to put themselves between the kids and the fucking dummies yelling at them.)
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Today we honor the work and legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in the US. There is one letter that he wrote which is my absolute favorite and I would encourage you to read it today. I put a link to the full text in my bio for the day so you can easily access it. I’m sure you have all heard lines and quotes from this letter but the full text is so very powerful.
White folks...This one is for you/us!
Context: MLK Jr was imprisoned in Birmingham for his participation in nonviolent demonstrations against segregation. While in jail, he wrote this letter which was his response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South.
A segment: I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.
A @actorasdecambio llegué hace muchos meses atrás, han sido meses de un viaje hermoso en subida y bajada pero un lugar creado con otras en el que el corazón me brotó como nunca antes (que me transformó el linaje, dónde todas estamos en procesos continuos, dónde ninguna necesita ser perfecta, que allí vamos deconstruyéndonos entre todas y todas estamos para todas, todas aprendemos de todas). Un lienzo de paz para el 2018 y un ramo de flores para recibir el 2019.
Esa foto de las abuelas abrazàndose me recuerda a mi bisabuela Maruca (canosa, de cabello largo, fuerte y bailarina). Gracias a las ancestras, a las abuelas, a las mujeres, a las sobrevivientes de la guerra, de la violencia en un país que todo el tiempo se quita de a poco los restos dejó la guerra interna y también la historia propia.
Publicación Colaborativa Feminista: Periódico Digital e Impreso La Cuerda @lacuerdagt
Our great-grandmothers were bound by tradition, their feet broken again and again to achieve men’s prized beauty of fragility. Delicate porcelain vases best seen and not heard, secluded in the home only to then be sold, bartered and collected. .
This passivity and subservience that was sexualised then seems to continue to inform the cultural stereotype of the East Asian woman— hyper-sexualised caricatures nicknamed either as flowers of mythical animals. Fetishised and/in need of protecting.
Most East/South Asian women ourselves seem not too bothered, but we should be. We are complicit with an ongoing violence against our bodies each time we laugh it off. It is a disrespect to ourselves, and the hundreds and thousands of Asian women raped throughout colonial history, and a disregard to the ones shackled by poverty that work in the sex tourism industry or are trafficked en mass to be exploited.
Our bodies are not objects, your stereotypes are not compliments. .
When my friends @parlorgallery asked me to create a work only 12 inches square I wasn’t sure I could create something with just 39x39 pixel size, but I love a challenge.
Here’s the result which will be part of their 10th Anniversary Group show which opens February 9. I’m really looking forward to this and seeing the work of so many great artists they’ve worked with over the last ten years.
Untitled is the first in a new series of mini #enthusiasticconsent pieces, each of which will be in an edition of 3, contact the gallery for details.
A lesson in feminism history:
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931), more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).She arguably became the most famous black woman in America, during a life that was centered on combating prejudice and violence.
Living in Chicago In the late 19th century Wells was very active in the national Woman's club movement. In 1893, she organized The Women's Era Club, a first-of-its-kind civic club for African-American women in Chicago. It would later be renamed, the Ida B. Wells Club in her honor. In 1894 she helped found two Chicago clubs in response to a new state law that gave women the right to vote in certain national and state offices, and to run for the elective office of Trustee of the University of Illinois. To support the Republican Party nomination of Lucy L. Flower as a University Trustee, Wells helped organize the Republican Women's Club in Illinois. Flower was eventually elected. That same year Wells was part of a group of women who formed the Alpha Suffrage Club, to encourage women's participation in Chicago politics. On a national level, Wells sought to organize African-American groups across the United States. In 1896 Wells, working with Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Harriet Tubman, Mary Church Terrell and others, helped found the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs. .