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”Girls”, Portraits by Luo Yang

In her series Girls, Beijing-based photographer Luo Yang reveals a side to contemporary China that is rarely seen in the West. Defying stereotypes, Yang’s subjects depict bold, self-aware Chinese women of an emerging generation instead of appearing simply timid and shy. 

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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)

Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity

Bob Dylan and Joan Baez by Daniel Kramer, 1964

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FINALLY, I finished the entire set of the Mane 6 for my Toned Paper series. I think I’ll leave it at that for this year’s Bronycon, but I’ll probably end up doing some more characters in it ‘cause they’re a lot of fun to work on. Anyway, here are the lovely Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie! Pinkie’s hair took me forever to finish, as per usual, but I had a blast coloring it in! I also had so much fun with RD’s hair; she looks so good with short hair bro. o.o

I love this series; it’s so much fun to keep everything monochrome but add a splash of color! These, along with the rest of the Mane 6 (and Sunset and Adagio) will be sold as prints at Bronycon this year, as well as the originals. I hope you guys like ‘em! ^.^

Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney on their wedding day, Marylebone Register Office,  London, 12 March 1969. 

at some point you stopped saying ghost powers and started saying ghost half and you can’t remember when

Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger on their way to the London courthouse where they were accused of drugs possession, June, 1969