[Image: A late 1800’s photograph in sepia tones showing Mary Bowser, a Black woman wearing a dress from that period and holding a closed umbrella almost like a cane, looking straight ahead.]
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
(From National Woman’s History Museum Facebook Page)
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
*throws money at Hollywood*
Feminism is knowing that you don’t have to wear things to impress a man
Feminism is also knowing that it’s okay to wear things to impress a man if you want to
Society forgets the first part, tumblr forgets the second part
Über allem Trauern den Moment verpassen, wenn die Wunde bereit ist, im weichen Gewebe des Bauches unterzugehen. Platz zu machen. Über allem Schmerz von gestern vergessen, dass Dinge besser geworden sind. Über allem gerettet werden wollen nicht einsehen, dass es dafür zu spät ist. Im besten Sinn.
When someone dies, the initial stages of grief seem to be the worst. But in some ways, it’s sadder as time goes by and you consider how much they’ve missed in your life. In the world.
I just started watching this show and I already ship Ben and Leslie. Like seriously, just get together already. I’m dying here.
yes. this. i was watching the third season with my roommates and they were really amused about me being so emotionally involved in leslie’s and ben’s relationship. but, come on! the third season was really tough, all this wanting and not being allowed to and finally being together anyway and i just really felt for them. *sigh*
Mare sheltering a fawn.
oh my GOD
"don’t worry tiny horse, i will protect you"
well played. now i want a cat.
Unhappy people do reckless things.
Lisa Cuddy (House)
Realistic New Year’s Resolutions by Joanna Borns
Previously: 10 Little Known Facts
This is like, a manifesto of how I live my adult life. And I’m totally happy with that.
"take every disappointment as a reason to give up" is my absolute favourite, closely followed by "don’t spend too much time wearing pants" and "don’t let anything get in the way of eating an entire pint of ice cream in one sitting"
this post makes me so damn happy.