s. josephine baker

Lost Generation Asks
  • Ernest Hemmingway: What "lost cause" do you always seem to be fighting for?
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald: Do you enjoy crowds or reclusion?
  • Zelda Fitzgerald: What are you beyond wildly passionate about?
  • John Dos Passos: Are you big on discussing politics?
  • Gertrude Stein: Do you tend to defy social norms?
  • Alice B. Toklas: What kind of person do you picture spending the rest of your life with?
  • T.S. Eliot: What is your inner monologue generally saying?
  • Sherwood Anderson: Are you at all ashamed of your past?
  • Pablo Picasso: What "period" of your life do you miss the most or are most looking forward to?
  • Cole Porter: If your life was a song, what would the title be?
  • Joséphine Baker: Do you see yourself as a sensation?
  • Juan Belmonte: How do you face your demons?
  • Salvador Dalí: How do you think people should see the world differently?
  • Man Ray: How influenced are your passions by your parents?

Saturday’s Google Doodle honored Josephine Baker, the famous black entertainer and later civil rights activist, on what would be her 111th birthday.

Born on June 3, 1906, in the city of St. Louis, Baker rose from poverty and obscurity to become an international sensation and one of the highest paid performers in Europe. A symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920s, Baker earned fame as a cabaret performer and singer and spent years in Paris, where she aided the French resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II as a spy and troop entertainer. Read more. (6/3/17, 6:16 PM)

In honor of the beginning of Pride Month

Here’s a list of famous bisexuals to remind you that you do not have to hide who you are to an audience large or small! People will still respect and love you even if you literally tell the press 💗💜💙

-Freddie Mercury

-(Allegedly) P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins

-Alice Walker

-Virginia Woolf

-Cary Grant

-Angelina Jolie

-Madamoiselle Maupin (look her up, she’s wicked cool)

-Josephine Baker

-David Bowie

-Alan Cumming

-James Dean

-Daphne du Maurier

-Hans Christian Andersen (or he was biromantic but ace)

-Billie Joe Armstrong

-Lord Byron

-Anne Frank

-Vanessa Carlton

-Megan Fox

-Janis Joplin

-Frank Ocean

-Laurence Olivier

And there are many many others!! These are just some of the most famous. Again, happy Pride Month to my fellow bisexuals. I love you. Be strong. Be confident. Spread love and joy ✌🏾

Josephine Baker wed fourth (and final) husband, orchestra leader Jo Bouillon in 1947. They were together until their divorce in 1961. It was during this time Ms. Baker adopted her twelve children of different ethnicities and religions which she called her “Rainbow Tribe.” It was her desire to show the world that children from different backgrounds could live together as brothers.