shirley chisholm

Tagged by my forever bae @thefairfleming. The rules are to list your top ten of historical faves then use a random numbering site for which one you’ll wind up meeting and what you’d ask them.

I am playing a bit fast and loose with the meaning of “historical” here. Like, anyone who’s dead, that’s who I’m going with. I am also playing a bit fast and loose with the meaning of “fave” and going more with “people who occurred to me because this is hard to come up with on the spot.”

  1. Eleanor of Aquitaine
  2. Shirley Chisholm
  3. Rodgers & Hammerstein (they count as one, okay?)
  4. John Steinbeck
  5. Le Corbusier
  6. Sacajawea
  7. Roald Dahl
  8. Margaret Sanger (I realize this is controversial, don’t @ me)
  9. Matthew Brady
  10. Jim Henson

I appropriately got #10, Jim Henson, from a number generator, and I would basically ask him to DO ALL THE VOICES AS THEY WERE MEANT TO BE DONE PLEASE, and also ask him where Scooter’s eyes go when he takes off his glasses.

Tagging @jeeno2, @eliamartvll, @lydiia-martins, @sansapotter, @femmenerdy and anyone else who would like to do it!


28 Queens Of Black History Who Deserve Much More Glory

Black history lessons in classrooms shouldn’t be limited to the names of men and only a few women. Especially when there are countless women who’ve made enormous strides for the black community, too.

The revolutionary words Angela Davis spoke, the record-breaking feats of Wilma Rudolph and the glass ceiling-shattering efforts of Shirley Chisolm paved the way for black women and girls across the country to dream big and act courageously.

Here are 28 phenomenal women everyone should acquaint themselves with this black history month.


Black Heritage Stamps with Ella Fitzgerald, Hattie McDaniel, Madam C.J. Walker, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Bessie Coleman, Sojourner Truth, Anna Julia Cooper, Marian Anderson, Shirley Chisholm.


5-Year-Old Recreates Photo Of An Iconic Woman Every Day Of Black History Month

In an empowering celebration of Black History Month, a mother and daughter teamed up to recreate photos of iconic black women.

Every day in February, Cristi Jones of Kent, Washington, has dressed her daughter, 5-year-old Lola, as an iconic black woman, helped her recreate a photo and shared the results on Twitter. Throughout the month, Lola has channeled modern women making history like ballet dancer Misty Copeland, civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks and more.


Buzzfeed: “17 Black Women Who Deserve their own Biopics”

Not enough roles for black women in Hollywood? Let’s make some!

1. Thandie Newton/Alice Walker, 2. Amber Riley/Aretha Franklin, 3. Kerry Washington/Vonetta McGee, 4. Lupita Nyong'o/Grace Jones, 5. Mo'Nique/Hattie McDaniel, 6. Oprah Winfrey/Mary McLeod Bethune, 7. Regina Hall/Moms Mabley, 8. Teyonah Parris/Assata Shakur, 9. Viola Davis/Shirley Chisholm, 10. Jurnee Smollett/Eartha Kitt

Shirley Chisholm for President 1972: Unbought and Unbossed

In 1969, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. She advocated for minority rights, strongly opposed the Vietnam War and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She would serve seven terms in office.

In 1972, Chisholm became the first African-American to make a run for a major party’s presidential nomination. Later, in her book, The Good Fight, she wrote, “I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”

Hey! If you love historical women and comics, I’m in an AMAZING anthology edited by Shelly Bond and including a start-studded list of comic creators. Please check it out and share <3

Of course my story is about Ms. Shirley Chisholm! 

(Also I’m open for interviews if anyone wants to talk about the project :)