Spotted while house-hunting, unfortunately it wasn’t for sale.
You don’t really want to live in a house that screams “have a bite of the wainscotting and while you’re here can check the back of my oven to make sure it’s working” anyway.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
I mean, sometimes I think that humanity is a cesspit that should never have existed, but then I remember Josephine Baker existed.
Like, the exoticizing, sexualized-blackness fetishization of Josephine Baker is remarkably foolish in that it ignores that she was an ACTUAL FASCINATING HUMAN.
A Chinese middle school history teacher draws a world map on blackboard in min
"Of Aang’s three children, Bumi was the one who most encapsulated his father’s penguin-sledding spirit."
- Bumi’s Bio on The Official Nickelodeon Website.
Sorry for not being a train spotter
My diagnosis doesn’t matter to my parents or grandma because even though two doctors confirmed it
"Everyone is a little depressed in high school"
“You write multiple page essays about your hobbies but can’t do homework. You’re just lazy”
“You’re just shy at school. Even though we have to threaten you with grounding you if you don’t leave the house, you’re just shy”
“You’ve always been ‘different’”
“Covering your ears when it’s noisy and pacing around for an hour while you’re excited is average.”
Because when I had nonstop “meltdowns” from age 7-14 I was just “being disrespectful”
Because not being able to look people in the eye or smile my entire life is “normal”.
Because I’m not a non-verbal little boy obsessed with trains
Because I’m not a grown man
Because I’m not Sheldon
Because I wear makeup
Because being barely able to dress myself at this age is appropriate
Because not being able to tie my shoes At age 18 is “average”.
Because I can do panels at a convention or do a live stream on Nico Nico douga(which is really just information dumping for me).
Because I belong in an ethnic minority/race that is ignorant about autism or mental disease/neurological disorders in general.
I don’t want my family to throw me a bone and let me off easy. I don’t want any crutches and I’m doing fine. Life is harder for me at times but I love my life. But they need to accept my diagnosis. I’m a girl and I’m black, the two most under diagnosed groups of Aspergers or “autism”. I don’t want attention, I don’t want special treatment. I just want them(parents and grandma) to understand. But for some reason since I’m “smart” I don’t fit their mold at all…
The Lord of the Rings Costume Design: Elves