Have I returned?

Washington Square (Taken with instagram)

Washington Square (Taken with instagram)

Taken with instagram

Taken with instagram

so-treu:

herzundseele:

remembertheladies:

“Mrs. Seacole was a Jamaican healer or ‘doctress’ with    expertise in tending victims of cholera    and yellow fever epidemics. When the Crimean War began, Mrs. Seacole went to    London and volunteered her services as a nurse to the War Office, other military    agencies, and Florence Nightingale’s nursing group. She was told by all that    her services were not needed. She went to the Crimea at her own expense and    worked steadfastly to care for the sick and wounded, often going onto the battlefield    to aid the fallen. She became quite well known in the Crimea and back in England.    Her autobiography, The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands,    was published in 1857 and was very popular for a while. Then Mrs. Seacole faded    from public attention for almost 100 years. In the 1970’s Mrs. Seacole was rediscovered    and has become a symbol for Black nurses, civil rights groups, and the women’s    liberation movement.”—Mary Seacole at Victorian Web
See maryseacole.com for an interactive map of her travels and a feature on race in Victorian Britain.



Poet Claudia Rankine is busy now co-writing the script to a film about Seacole. I had the pleasure of hearing her read a monologue from it this past June.

so-treu:

herzundseele:

remembertheladies:

“Mrs. Seacole was a Jamaican healer or ‘doctress’ with expertise in tending victims of cholera and yellow fever epidemics. When the Crimean War began, Mrs. Seacole went to London and volunteered her services as a nurse to the War Office, other military agencies, and Florence Nightingale’s nursing group. She was told by all that her services were not needed. She went to the Crimea at her own expense and worked steadfastly to care for the sick and wounded, often going onto the battlefield to aid the fallen. She became quite well known in the Crimea and back in England. Her autobiography, The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, was published in 1857 and was very popular for a while. Then Mrs. Seacole faded from public attention for almost 100 years. In the 1970’s Mrs. Seacole was rediscovered and has become a symbol for Black nurses, civil rights groups, and the women’s liberation movement.”

Mary Seacole at Victorian Web

See maryseacole.com for an interactive map of her travels and a feature on race in Victorian Britain.

Poet Claudia Rankine is busy now co-writing the script to a film about Seacole. I had the pleasure of hearing her read a monologue from it this past June.

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People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so out of control that you have to transform your life…
Elizabeth Gilbert via melodysblog (via jaeboogie) (via anonymousaliens) (via so-treu)
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Old Spice Guy + FEMINIST HULK + Judith Butler

  • Old Spice Guy: "Hello, FEMINIST HULK. I observe that you are using lady-scented body wash."
  • Feminist Hulk: "HULK FIND LAVENDER FRAGRANCE RELAXING AFTER DAY OF SMASH."
  • Old Spice Guy: "Wouldn't you like to smell like me?"
  • Feminist Hulk: "HULK WOULD RATHER SMASH GENDER BINARY OF PERFORMATIVE SHOWERING."
  • Old Spice Guy: "Your tiny purple shorts hanging on the towel rack now hold tickets to the Sleater-Kinney reunion concert. And diamonds."
  • Feminist Hulk: "HULK ENJOY CORIN TUCKER'S REJECTION OF TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES AND CONSUMERISM. BUT DIAMONDS MAKE HULK WANT TO SMASH HEGEMONY OF POST-COLONIAL OPPRESSION. ALSO, STILL PREFER TO SMELL LIKE FIELD OF FLOWERS."
  • Old Spice Guy: "You puzzle me, Feminist Hulk. Your wish to use lady-scented body wash, even whilst smelling the intoxicating scent of my Old Spice, is unparalleled in my experience. "
  • Judith Butler: "Feminist Hulk makes a good critique, Old Spice Man. Your discourse is being circumscribed by a learned sex/gender distinction. Please pass me the loofah."
  • Old Spice Guy: "Hello, Judith Butler. Allow me to scrub your back. So you and Feminist Hulk are saying that my devotion to Old Spice body wash might be part of a larger regulative discourse to maintain an essential ontological gender?"
  • Judith Butler: "That's correct, Old Spice Man."
  • Feminist Hulk: "HULK SMASH EPISTEMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS, WHILE SMELLING LIKE SPRING GARDEN."
  • Old Spice Guy: "I understand. Allow me to bake you a cake, Feminist Hulk and Judith Butler, while we discuss intersectionality and the beauty of giant green muscles."
  • Judith Butler: "Congratulations on making a break with compulsory heterosexuality, Old Spice Man."
  • Femist Hulk: "HULK IS VERY HAPPY TO SHARE TEARS OF JOY AND ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR WITH OLD SPICE MAN AND JUDITH BUTLER."
  • Old Spice Guy: "I'm on a unicorn."
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so-treu:

nezua:

ilykadamen:

triangleeyes:

Interesting…
“Same script, different cast”?
colorfulnegro:

afrocalypso:

(via freshly-snipes)

ahem..


Well now.

absolutely. when i studied horus and the egyptian gods when writing my second kids book, i came upon this. there are actually pictures of mary and jesus that were clearly taken from Horus pictures, and the hand that was holding the breast has a vestigial pose in the mary/jesus painting, but nothing to explain the hand position, as the breast was removed in the jesus version…this parallel of fables and mythology has been remarked upon by historians. in fact, i used this body of knowledge to foil those who would proselytize and wrote about it in my Christmas 2006 post at El Grito: Wining About Jesus.

so-treu:

nezua:

ilykadamen:

triangleeyes:

Interesting…

“Same script, different cast”?

colorfulnegro:

afrocalypso:

(via freshly-snipes)

ahem..

Well now.

absolutely. when i studied horus and the egyptian gods when writing my second kids book, i came upon this. there are actually pictures of mary and jesus that were clearly taken from Horus pictures, and the hand that was holding the breast has a vestigial pose in the mary/jesus painting, but nothing to explain the hand position, as the breast was removed in the jesus version…this parallel of fables and mythology has been remarked upon by historians. in fact, i used this body of knowledge to foil those who would proselytize and wrote about it in my Christmas 2006 post at El Grito: Wining About Jesus.