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‘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

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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

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

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[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).

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How the Vote Was Won, c1907-1914 by LSE Library

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<br />Postcard, cardboard, printed, monochrome, group portrait of men and women in theatrical costume, man wearing a banner 'THE MEN OF BRIXTON DEMAND VOTES FOR WOMEN THIS EVENING', printed inscription front: 'WOMEN'S FREEDOM  LEAGUE. 'HOW THE VOTE WAS WON.' [play by Cicely Mary Hamilton and Christopher Marie St. John, 1909] CHARACTERS BY MISSES VALDEMAR, PORTER, YATES AND HOPE. MESDAMES WOOLF, HOPE AND BARNARD. MESSRS. SASSOON AND PHELPS. GOG: MASTER WOOLF. STAGE MANAGERESS: MISS MURIEL MATTERS. 'WHEN YOU WANT A THING DONE, ASK A MAN TO DO IT.' 

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It might just be me but for some reason Ottsel!Tess feels less sexualized without a top on. Was probably because the thing was vacuum sealed to her chest, either way she looks better without it imho. She can keep the shorts, though.

Experimented with aging up the characters, maybe went a little too far but I love love love Jak with a beard and braids. 

The ship will serve as the “home base” in the fangame. It’ll certainly be fun to build but I have bigger fish to fry before I reach that stage of the project.

I have no idea if the KG were reinstated or not, though it seems like the Freedom League were a temporary organization, since you do see KG posters in Jak X.

Anyway, back to modeling!

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Independence Day is a Widely Celebrated National Holiday here in America, “Land of the Free”. I laugh every time I hear the phrase. Every year millions of Black People spend billions of dollars celebrating July 4th, America’s Independence, but I wonder if we know our history. On July 4, 1776, America would adopt the Declaration of Independence which would mark its Independence from Britain but whose Independence was it? The harsh reality is that while “Americans” were celebrating their Independence, Black People were still being beaten, raped, and tortured. While the “Bombs Burst in Air”, Africans in America would continue to be enslaved. The adoption of the Declaration of Independence meant nothing to Black people who would still suffer enslavement for almost 100 more years. So with that in mind, I ask just as Frederick Douglas asked in 1876, “What is July 4th to me?”
Written by: @KingKwajo