Some more of the world-building stuff I’ve done. Some casual Freedom League garb. Bc it’s impractical to wear all that bulky armor all the time.
I headcanon the Freedom League to have two branches; Military (Soldiers), and Crime/Legal (Cops/Agents). Each one has slightly different casual versions of the armor.
We’ve seen an earlier version of the agent casual on Delilah, but I changed it up a little bit.
It’s sad that in these times people have forgotten what it means to be a Gangsta. Too many of us think that getting into dumb fights over sneakers or rapping about guns is some “Gangsta shit”. Black Gangs were created to protect black people from all types of police brutality and harassment. It was intended to provide security for us. Therefore, a real gangsta is one who defends his people; fights for them and provides for them. That’s Gangsta shit. Written by @KingKwajo
‘Please know that the day a good woman will have to undergo such indignity is almost past. We will not have to suffer, our children to starve and freeze and die dishonoured on cold hills. We will not be hungry forever. We will rise.’
Lily Frankenstein (Brona Croft), Penny Dreadful
Poster parade organised by the Women’s Freedom League to promote the suffrage message, c. 1907, Museum of London
Far too often in the Black Community, especially the Conscious Community, we get hung up on chanting slogans and repeating phrases that it almost seems as if we forget that there is much more to our fight than just that. We have to be able to provide for ourselves and our people. We can’t call ourselves Kings and Queens if we are completely dependent on other races to survive. Let’s build our own.
Post by @KingKwajo
[Ethel Smyth, a dapper and butch-presenting woman, as a younger and an older woman.
Annie Kenney, shown as a young woman.
Edith Craig, posed with a thoughtful hand to her jaw and looking rather like a Byronic hero.
(From left) Edith Craig with her partners Clare “Tony” Atwood and Christabel Marshall St. John.
Rosa May Billinghurst, depicted at the center of two crowd scenes. In the first, she is wearing an overcoat and sitting in an old-fashioned wheelchair; in the second, she has a rather grand hat and is in her famous adaptive tricycle. ]
For @disabilityfest this year, I wanted to continue what I
started last year, making posts about historical figures who were disabled. It’s
been really important to me to know that my forebears existed, survived, and in
some cases thrived. In the historical record, disability erasure is a huge
issue: many historical figures’ disabilities aren’t talked about, or the
individuals are forgotten entirely.
As an autistic bisexual woman, I’m very aware that sexuality
is also subject to historical erasure, often in much the same way. So I’ve
decided to focus especially on disabled historical figures who were also gay or
bisexual. For me, finding out about and researching historical people who
represent those important intersections in my identity has been very powerful,
and I hope my information can also benefit some of you.
Today’s post is about disabled suffragettes! (trigger warning for brief mentions of police brutality).