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CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
One of the most fascinating archeological finds in Russia has been the discovery of hundreds of “birchbark documents” (messages written on the bark of birch trees with a sharp stylus) that were created from the 11th to the 15th century…
The drawings from Novgorod that we have found appear to all come from a Russian boy named Onfim, who lived at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century in the city of Novgorod. By the estimate of the archaeologists who unearthed his works, he was around seven years old at the time that he made these drawings.
These are so great and even better with the captions. (“I am a wild beast!”)
Ancient Art Week!
Golden Phial With Faces and Acorns
Thrace, Hellenistic (c. late 400s B.C.E.)
Gold repoussé, 25 cm. diameter.
Nationalen Archäologitcheski Musej, Plovdiv.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
This is the COOLEST THING.
I love every single thing about this + I want it to be on my ceiling
I was leaving a diner on the west side when I noticed this woman crouched alongside the cash register, clutching some sort of electronic reindeer toy.
“Why are you hiding?” I asked.
“I’ve been coming here for 27 years,” she said. “The manager doesn’t like my singing animals. So I like to haunt him!”