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    classicblkbeauties:

The striking beauty featured is thought to be Selika Lazevski, an écuyère (horsewoman) who performed high level dressage. The écuyères rode side saddle in circuses and hippodromes, and were widely respected for their skills as horsewomen. 


http://subdomnei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/vintage-beauty.html

    classicblkbeauties:

    The striking beauty featured is thought to be Selika Lazevski, an écuyère (horsewoman) who performed high level dressage. The écuyères rode side saddle in circuses and hippodromes, and were widely respected for their skills as horsewomen.

    http://subdomnei.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/vintage-beauty.html

    — 1 month ago with 64 notes
    #france  #1800s  #1890s 
    ""You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all. I was like, “Yo, is something wrong with me? That the whole society seems to think that people like me don’t exist? And part of what inspired me, was this deep desire that before I died, I would make a couple of mirrors. That I would make some mirrors so that kids like me might see themselves reflected back and might not feel so monstrous for it.""
    Junot Diaz - on cultural representation in our world  (via wocinsolidarity)

    (Source: roses-in-newyork, via chowleen)

    — 7 months ago with 16816 notes
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | Major Players in the MOOC Universe

    openbadges:

    It’s great to see MacArthur Foundation, Open Badges, Cathy Davidson, and DML featured on The Chronicle’s map of the MOOC ecosystem this week. Open Badges don’t aim to disrupt traditional college credit necessarily, but they are an interoperable method to demonstrate skills and interests in powerful visual ways.

    image

    — 11 months ago with 3 notes

    explore-blog:

    The history of typography, in a stop-motion animation made of 291 cut-paper letters and 2,454 photographs. Pair with a peek inside the sketchbooks of the world’s best type designers and 10 essential books on typography

    ( swissmiss)

    (Source: , via explore-blog)

    — 11 months ago with 382 notes
    What would happen if the world only had 100 people?

    worldbank:

    Today, there are 7 billion people on the planet. But what if the world were 100 peopleHow would they be distributed according to gender, age, geography or religion? How many do you think would be literate? If you guessed 83 out of 100 people, you would be right.  

    Check out this infographic by Knowledge Visualization System to learn more.

    Are you surprised by any of the stats? Tell us in the comments.

    If the World were 100 People
     Source: 100people.org 
    — 1 year ago with 52 notes

    I sort of want to write a dissertation chapter around this song.

    Prodigy - Wind It Up (by peteomighty)

    — 1 year ago

    Joséphine Baker: The 1st Black Superstar (by JosephineBakerTube)

    Adding this to my need to watch list.

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #Joséphine Baker  #Josephine Baker 
    My Project through #upgoerfive

    All women are beautiful. The world does not always let you know this though. I love sharing old pictures of black women in new places and new ways so we can see that black women have always been beautiful just like all women are. It is even more important too see that black women were always beautiful because when we see pictures of how things used to be, they are usually called “bad” or “not good”. No person or time was ever only bad or good. Things and people and life have always been more than how we imagine them or what we learn in school. Because we can see pictures now that we could not see in the past, and because we see, and take, and, make, and share more pictures now than ever before, we can see old pictures in new ways because the way we play with pictures has changed.

    — 1 year ago
    #upgoerfive 
    vintageblackbeauty:

Photograph of Zora Neale Hurston (center) and friends, taken outside her home in Fort Pierce, FL ca 1959

Happy Zora Day!

    vintageblackbeauty:

    Photograph of Zora Neale Hurston (center) and friends, taken outside her home in Fort Pierce, FL ca 1959

    Happy Zora Day!

    — 1 year ago with 43 notes