march is women's history month

Women that have made history (and their signs)

Aries: Billie Holiday (African American jazz musician)

Taurus: Sandra Day O’Connor (first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court)

Gemini: Chien Shiung Wu (Chinese American nuclear physicist that contributed to the Manhattan Project and is often recognized as the First Lady of Physics)

Cancer: Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter known for her powerful self-portraits and artwork)

Leo: Amelia Earhart (first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo)

Virgo: Mother Teresa (20th Century symbol of humanitarianism known for her charity work and dedication to the Catholic Church)

Libra: Eleanor Roosevelt (changed the role of the First Lady as an activist, politician, and diplomat)

Scorpio: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (early leader of the women’s rights movement and writer of the Declaration of Sentiments)

Sagittarius: Emily Dickinson (revolutionized the world of poetry with her unique and unconventional writing style)

Capricorn: Zora Neale Hurston (African American novelist and anthropologist that gained notoriety during the Harlem Renaissance)

Aquarius: Corazon Aquino (first female president not only in the Philippines but in all of Asia as well)

Pisces: Kate Sheppard (appears on New Zealand’s 10 dollar note as a result of being the country’s most famous suffragette)

Mabel Hampton

Mabel Hampton was a famous African-American lesbian activist. She was a dancer in New York City in the 1920s, where she starred in all-black productions during the Harlem Renaissance. Mabel Hampton was in a romantic relationship with Lillian Foster, for 46 years until Foster’s death. 

On a meager income, she managed to make many financial contributions to many gay and lesbian organizations.  Hampton collected memorabilia, letters, and other records documenting her history, providing a window into the lives of black women and lesbians during the Harlem Renaissance. She left a legacy of invaluable archival materials to the Lesbian Herstory Archives. She also marched in the first National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington. Then in 1984, she spoke before thousands of onlookers at New York City Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade, where, she is quoted as saying, “I, Mabel Hampton, have been a lesbian all my life, for 82 years, and I am proud of myself and my people. I would like all my people to be free in this country and all over the world, my gay people and my black people.”

Some of the most talented women in comics, on Tumblr and beyond, are joining us for a special Women’s History Month Issue Time. 

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Maytal Gilboa is the founder and CEO of Emet Comics, a publishing company focused on empowering female comic book creators. In 2016 Emet Comics acquired Fresh Romance, a romance comic anthology from publisher Rosy Press.  Fresh Romance Volume 2 is currently in production and being crowdfunded through Kickstarter.  Prior to starting her publishing company, Maytal spent 4 years working as an executive at animation house, ReelFX Creative Studios, where she worked on films such as The Book of Life, and Freebirds.  Emet’s latest webcomic is Zana.

Sally Jane Thompson is an artist and writer whose work includes comics from Oni, Dark Horse, Image, Oxford University Press, The Phoenix and more, as well as live art, sketch reportage and illustration. She drew The Ruby Equation (with Sarah Kuhn, Savanna Ganucheau and Steve Wands) for Fresh Romance Vol 1, and is returning to the series to both write and draw Under the Oak Trees.

Born and raised in Chicago, Ashley A. Woods is an illustrator who got her start through self-publishing her action-fantasy comic series, “Millennia War”. January 2015, she met Amandla Stenberg and Stranger Comics at a convention; six months later, she began working on “NIOBE: She Is Life” which went on to sell tens of thousands of copies and inspired many cosplays.

Afua Richardson [ pronounced Ah FOO wah ] is an award winning American Comic-book illustrator best known for her work on Marvel’s Black Panther World of Wakanda. Some of her other works include Wildstorm, Attack on Titan, X-men 92, Captain Marvel, All Star Batman to name a few. Afua is also a musician, voice actor, activist and mentor. As a recipient of the Nina Simone award, she is aptly called a Jane of All trades.

Suzana Harcum and Owen White of the webcomic Tripping Over You are a two-person comics team currently based in Arizona. They are a married lesbian couple who once flirted with each other by creating characters and drawing together, and continue to make LGBTQ positive comics today for the love of writing stories together.

Our panelists will start responding on Monday 27 March

March is here!

In my country, we only celebrate the 8th as Women’s Day, but I’ve decided I’m going to dedicate all of this month to reading ONLY women’s books, including books dealing about feminism, or just written by women.

I know this isn’t anything new, Manda’s #readwomen book club was all about this, and there’s also Emma Watson’s book club (which I’m part of but I never participate) and I mostly read books written by women. In fact out of all the 26 books I’ve read this year, only Miss Peregrine’s was written by a man, so I’m already only reading women. 

But I’d like to celebrate Women’s Day and Women’s History Month reading books dealing with women’s identity, their struggles, their accomplishments, and I want to make it as intersectional and diverse as I can. So if you have recommendations of books by trans women, by lgtbqa women, by poc women, by all the forgotten women, my askbox is open to all your recommendations.

I’m going to be reading all the genres, so hit me up with all the poetry, non-fiction, fiction, YA, adult or children’s books you can. 

Also, if you see me pick up a book that you consider problematic, please let me know, as I’m still learning and I don’t want to offend or hurt anyone. 

If you’d like to join me, you’re welcome to! I’m going to be using the hashtag #reading women in march so you’re welcome to use it too, tag me in your posts or discuss with me the books you’ll be picking up.

I’m going to start with Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Image credit: Huff Post Women. 

definitelynotadulting  asked:

HC that Beka spent all of March DJing songs only made or produced by women for Women's History month, to encourage more girls to DJ

im BLESSED BY THIS HEADCANON THANK U

otabek getting fanmail from women thanking him for inspiring them to pursue their passion and showing them that women are just as welcome to dj as men hsdkjfhhdfa i need a minute

#Disabled Women belong in Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and I see support for women everywhere but yet very few posts adressing DISABLED WOMEN. 

Let’s fix this. Let’s flood the internet with selfies, if they somehow portray your physical or mental illness/disability, better. 

P.S. I don’t know if there´s a preexistent hashtag for this, if there is please lmk and let’s join.

Note: I just changed the gif for Frida Kahlo’s. There are no gifs featuring disabled women. And OF COURSE TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN. 

Originally posted by tiredwitch

Throwback Thursday: With the Sweet Sixteen starting tonight and it being Women’s History Month, we thought it was a great time to share this 1903 postcard with you. The “P” seems faded, but that is a Princeton University banner they’re playing under.

Historical Postcard Collection (AC045), Box 4

If you want more on basketball at Princeton, check out the March Madness series we put together last year.