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Known as the “chameleon” of bugs, this little fella frequently wins awards for his incredible transformations. His favorite looks to recreate are leaves, twigs, and occasionally air jordans. Many drag queens come to him to study the great art of makeup, and several of his students have gone on to win “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. 

The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.”

La Plata
Buenos, Aires, Argentina
34°55′16″S 57°57′16″W
www.dailyoverview.nyc

Toni Morrison is an American icon. The author of 11 novels, beginning with The Bluest Eye, Morrison has won every award imaginable, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Beyond the accolades, Morrison is a writer of uncanny grace and wisdom. She writes, most often, about the lives of black women, and she does so with grand soul and imagination. Her writing is fearless as she tackles what it means to be a woman, what it means to be black, what it means to be human.
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United Hemispheres Magazine | The Hemi Q&A: Toni Morrison 

This one time, I interviewed Toni Morrison for Hemispheres Magazine. 

thecourtneycampaign asked:

Hey there! So serious question, I am looking for some killer art for our new apartment. Do you do commissions? I'd be looking for a few DC ladies. (Maybe some Korrasami) Whatever your price is, I'm totally happy to pay. Thanks!

Hiya! :D 

Yes, I absolutely do take on commissions. However, at the moment I can’t due to school and other outside projects. I’ll be opening commissions up in June after I get back from Bonnaroo! If you can wait until then I’d be happy to work with you. (-:

I’ll upload an ‘open commission’ status post towards the end of May with all the contact details and price info. Thanks so much for asking–you’re totally awesome!

 

Killing Season For Enviros: Death Threats Still Coming to Goldman Prize Winner

Winning an international environmental award highlighted Berta Cáceres’ efforts to block a dam in her people’s homeland in Honduras, but it has not stopped the death threats. “There have been many—they have intensified since December,” said Cáceres, a Lenca leader and co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH).

I know for people who are not people of color the National Book Award is a big deal,” Woodson said. “But historically people didn’t give National Book Awards to people of color. The Coretta Scott King Award is just as important because people of color need to see books written by people of color for people of color.
—  Jacqueline Woodson at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival

Even though they are regarded as the voices of a generation, Mariah was only awarded 5 of her 34 grammy nominations, and Whitney only 6 of her 26