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Elinor Ostrom demonstrates the “don’t hate me because I’m beautiful AND have a Nobel Prize in Economics” hair flip. Boom!

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transhistorical:

Marsha P. Johnson

Pronouns: She/her

This pioneer was a notable transgender rights activist and popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene, as well as one of the city’s best known trans women of the times. She was a leader in clashes with the police amid the Stonewall Riots.
She was a co-founder, along with Sylvia Rivera, of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in the 1970s, and also the “mother” of S.T.A.R. House along with Sylvia, getting together food and clothing to help support the young trans women living in the house on the lower East Side of New York.
Once, appearing in a court the judge asked Marsha, “What does the ‘P’ stand for?”, Johnson gave her customary response “Pay it No Mind.” This phrase became her trademark.
In July 1992, her body was found floating in the Hudson River, shortly after the 1992 Pride March. Police ruled the death a suicide, but her friends and supporters denied this, and a people’s postering campaign later declared that Johnson had earlier been harassed near the spot where her body was found. Attempts to get the police to investigate the cause of death were unsuccessful.

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transhistorical:

Marsha P. Johnson

Pronouns: She/her

  1. This pioneer was a notable transgender rights activist and popular figure in New York City’s gay and art scene, as well as one of the city’s best known trans women of the times. She was a leader in clashes with the police amid the Stonewall Riots.
  2. She was a co-founder, along with Sylvia Rivera, of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in the 1970s, and also the “mother” of S.T.A.R. House along with Sylvia, getting together food and clothing to help support the young trans women living in the house on the lower East Side of New York.
  3. Once, appearing in a court the judge asked Marsha, “What does the ‘P’ stand for?”, Johnson gave her customary response “Pay it No Mind.” This phrase became her trademark.
  4. In July 1992, her body was found floating in the Hudson River, shortly after the 1992 Pride March. Police ruled the death a suicide, but her friends and supporters denied this, and a people’s postering campaign later declared that Johnson had earlier been harassed near the spot where her body was found. Attempts to get the police to investigate the cause of death were unsuccessful.

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distractedbypixels:

Lydia Calas, Mayor Bloomberg’s sign interpreter. I could watch her for hours. ♥

Lydia Calas is the serious lady star of Hurricane Sandy information dissemination. 

(via anarchivist)

Letter to her husband Harold Nicholson, 13 November 1926:
After breakfast I was caught by the old man [poet laureate Dr Robert Bridges], who glowered at me from under his eyebrows and said didn’t I want to know his opinion of my poem? I wasn’t at all sure that I did … however I sat down meekly, as near as possible to the bit of smouldering peat which did duty as the fire, and composed myself in an attitude of proper respect, a nice blending of (1) Little Lord Fauntleroy, (2) the younger generation (3) the young Swinburne at the feet of Victor Hugo. I was then treated for two hours to a lecture on English prosody. Chaucer, ellision, syllabic verse, the diatonic scale, Shakespeare, Milton, the iniquity of daring to exist at all - all this was thundered at me in true Tennysonian manner. I huddled myself together, getting smaller and smaller, longing for a coat-collar, an umbrella, anything to creep behind and hide.
Vita Sackville-West, 1892 – 1962, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize for poetry in 1926 and 1933.
Letter published in Nicholson, Nigel (ed) 1993 Vita and Harold. The letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson 1910-1962. London: Phoenix p 172

Vita Sackville-West did not fuck with mansplainers.

Astronomer Sandy Faber

Astronomer Sandy Faber

Sandy Harding

Sandy Harding

The irascible Sandy Stone.

The irascible Sandy Stone.

This hurricane has us thinking of all of the Serious Sandys. Here’s Sandy Gilbert with The Madwoman in the Attic coauthor Susan  Gubar, to start.
East Coast Serious Ladies be safe!

This hurricane has us thinking of all of the Serious Sandys. Here’s Sandy Gilbert with The Madwoman in the Attic coauthor Susan  Gubar, to start.

East Coast Serious Ladies be safe!