Well hello there darlings!,
How the devil have you been?
it’s been a rather exciting and hectic week for me, which is a welcome change and I will be filling you in on that shortly, until then it’s the time *que trumpets* for the (not so) weekly Feminist round up!
I’m being a little bit different this week, as there has been a lot of negative news going around, so I thought I’d discuss some interesting and happier items, as you know, sometimes you just need to take some time out and ponder good things!
I am a HUGE history buff, and so, I am a massive fan of “history witch“. I discovered her on facebook and keep going back for more, as the art isn’t just great, but the research is fab too. I like how Lisa Graves, aka history witch, isn’t afraid to showcase historical people that are often eclipsed by other, more glamorous characters, such as Queen Mary Tudor, Daughter of Henry the 8th and Catherine of Aragon ( bless her!) whose later lives distracts from the strength and badassness of who they really were.
Keeping with the historical website theme, I introduce the amazeballs Historical Honey, which I discovered through history witch and oh my, I fooking love it. Maybe like I would love my first born (I’ll report back on that when I can confirm either way) But what I can confirm is the fact that I have lost days of my life on this site and I regret none of them, nor actually consider them wasted. Historical honey goes to bone on periods of history, not just time and dates. Want to know how the Georgians really bathed? Check. Want to know if the cuddling couple in the film Titanic were real? check.
Basically, I wish this was my site, I’d be well smug in the knowledge that I rocked. Did you know there were actually rather a few prominent Africans in the whitewashed history of Tudor England? I recommend you pour your self a cup of tea, or a gin and indulge!
Now for a bit of history that isn’t female centric is this article about the Vietnam wars “tunnel rats” Just amazing and very moving.
I’m a very visual person and I love seeing images that can hep me connect with the world both now, and historically, so I have become a huge lover of this site – Distractify . I was introduced to it by this article- Powerful photos of women. So inspirational.
A few round ups ago I featured female skaters ( LOVE) so I thought I would share some spotlight on the amazing motorcycle femmes. I love going on bikes but I’m not so sure I would trust myself actually driving one..ekk!
Enjoy looking at these bad asses.
Next up is female revolutionaries,that haven’t had as much hype as their male counterparts. I love an article that is a catalyst for a major wikipedia binge and this certainly was. I also love a rebellious person so this was well up my street.
You’ve obviously noticed a rebellious, historical, visual trend in this post, so here is something a little but more recent and just as pleasing on the eye. This huffingtonpost article about great female street artists. “the female Banksys” showcases some beautiful pieces of street art that will make you begin to look at the streets as one big canvas.
Now this is just fabulous! I adore Halloween and have already sorted out my costume (I’m going as Peggy Mitchell and Beave is becoming Pat Butcher from Eastenders) So when I discovered Take back halloween I was most pleased. It is a fab website set up by the Real History Project, to refocus the dressing up aspect of Halloween away from this-
on to more empowered characters such as Dorothy Jean Dandridge and other interesting lady from times past.
I highly recommend that you check it out before you buy that Halloween party outfit as their are loads of Halloween costume ideas right here! ( if you do dress up make sure to let me know, I love seeing peoples costumes, just link below!)
There was a lot of noise going around about this matriarchal society in India, in the state of Meghalaya.There is even a male suffragette political movement with one quoted as saying –
“I do not want to bring women down,” as he puts it. “We just want to bring the men up to where the women are.”
Get in! I’d love to go there and experience the atmosphere.
I will wrap up this week on a great piece about about the motherhood. These stunning images really are beautiful. <3
I hope you have enjoyed our little visual trip. If there are any things you think I’d love to see, please feel free to send them through as I love to hear from you. Make sure to check out my social links too.
The wine is calling and so is the crazy world of Saturday night tv, I can hardly control myself. Have a great weekend lovelies and we shall rendezvous back here shortly.