Incapable of traditional flight, Western Meadowlarks maneuver through the world by leaping with powerful legs. Capable of jumping three times their body’s length completely vertically, these springy Sturnella are hardly hampered by the lack of flying ability; many casual observers have been fooled into believing they take wing due to the speed and precision of their numerous jumps. Above, a pair of meadowlarks judge the leaping form of a third.
She dumped Teddy Roosevelt’s racist butt and got herself a nice girlfriend from the Queens.
She likes kids, mainly the newsies and Jack, but she doesn’t want to have any for a long, long time.
She’s half Korean, half black.
She’s agnostic, but she was raised Baptist.
She drove a T-Lizzie everywhere the minute she got her hands on one.
A few years after the strike she started the Swedish Meadow Lark Project, which helped black girls get good careers in theater.
She starred in a silent film in 1907 about Leah and Rachel, the wives of Jacob in the Old Testament.
In 1905 she moves to Paris to join the Bohemian movement and took up abstract art.
She never gave birth, but she had nine children via adoption.
In 1917 she joined the Silent Parade in honor of her brother, who was killed by a mob for buying the theater’s mortgage way back in 1889,
Her hero is Ida B. Wells.
She was a leading suffragette and a womanist before the term was coined.
Jack sent her hand painted postcards during her ten year stay in Paris.
Medda became a star dancer in a cabaret at a nightclub, where she got the nickname the Swedish Meadowlark.
Medda eventually returned to America in 1915 to start her diversity projects.
She lived to the ripe age of 99- a very lucky number in Jack’s Chinese opinion. After she passed away in her sleep in 1969, Jack (an old man himself by then) began painting meadow larks. In every post-Medda drawing, he always included the shape, shadow, or pattern of a lark to honor her.
The Pangolin is the most majestic and beautiful creature, other than dragons. Were it allowed, I would most certainly wish to keep one as a companion, an adorable bundle of scales and love. So wonderful!
(( Pangolin Commission from @pencilbrony :3 Noodle with Pinecone, both super adorable. Thank you so much! ))