7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered

Toyen (1902-1980)

Toyen, born Marie Čermínová, gave up her name and adopted an ungendered pseudonym based on the word citoyen, French for “citizen.” She frequently referred to herself using masculine pronouns, and was uninhibited in expressing her queer desires through both her life and art. In terms of her art, she was at the forefront of the Czech avant-garde, known in part for her erotic artworks that incorporated tongues, labia, vaginal openings, phallic chess pieces, lesbian orgies and a sleeping woman dreaming of penises.“Toyen’s entire oeuvre aims at nothing less than the correction of the exterior world in terms of a desire that feeds upon and grows from its own satisfaction,” Benjamin Peret wrote in 1953. Indeed, her work constructs the enigmatic stage for an interior world, one pulsing with erotic urges and animal instincts that do not ask to be explained. 
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I got a save the bees pin from dontbrag‘a shop and !!!! IT MAKES ME SO DARN HAPPY OK LIKE LOOKI !! here is me getting fierce abt the decline in bee population … SAV THEM (from ig @pchygrl)

Hand-rolled candles, made from 100% natural beeswax. Beeswax candles are great because they don’t release anything but a subtle honey aroma. No toxic petrochemical by-products.

The wax from these particular candles is extracted from honeycombs which are no longer inhabited by bees. There is research that strongly suggests that candles made from beeswax can reduce the effects of asthma, hay fever and several other allergies.

The theory is that beeswax releases negative ions when it burns. Pollen, dust, dirt, pollutants, and any other junk in the air all carry a positive charge, and that is how they can be suspended in the air. The negative ions released from burning beeswax negate the positive charge of air contaminants, and the neutralized ions are sucked back into the burning candle or fall to the ground.

Just incase you needed another reason to think bees are amazing.

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I Am This Bee

You guys know I’m a total sucker for stupid-looking novelty impulse items. I haven’t come across anything worth actually purchasing in a while. That is until I came across something that rivals the great SHARKTOPEN.

THIS BEE PEN

He’s amazing.

But the more I look at him I realize …

I have the exact same expression at work. Yeah, I’m smiling and shit. But I’m like “EVERY BREATH I TAKE IS AGONY”

One day, my eyes are just gonna EXPLODE from my sockets. I know it. 

I love you, bee pen. We’re the same, you and I. The only real difference is that I don’t have a pen super-glued to my ass. At least for now.

FIN