75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

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Facebook’s Millionaire Graffiti Artist Admits to Sexual Assault on His Podcast?
TW: This article contains a graphic account of sexual assault. David Choe insists he really didn’t rape his masseuse. “She said yes with her eyes,” he claims.
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xojanedotcom:

Facebook’s Millionaire Graffiti Artist Admits to Sexual Assault on His Podcast?

TW: This article contains a graphic account of sexual assault. David Choe insists he really didn’t rape his masseuse. “She said yes with her eyes,” he claims.

Readers, please share this article. Together, we won’t let this issue remain unaddressed.

This is absolutely disgusting. Share it around so people know what some douchebags are capable of.

"Darwin’s hand stirs even the pot of Middle Earth."

— Angelo

Milestones

Today, for the first time, I was able to finish my whole workout during the 50 minutes allotted for my weight lifting class. If you asked me three months ago, I would say that it probably wasn’t possible. I’m immensely proud, and I’m living proof that you can achieve a lot through slow, incremental gains.

Tags: life health

For my bacon-loving friends.

For my bacon-loving friends.

New Frisco shades! #rosecoloredglasses #weetziebat #francescaliablock

New Frisco shades! #rosecoloredglasses #weetziebat #francescaliablock

From the series Saturday Girl by Casey Orr

"Saturday Girl is a series of portraits of young women in Leeds; specifically as seen through their hairstyles.

It is an exploration of what hair means culturally and personally to young women and how they experience and use the power inherent in becoming visible as women.

All of the photographs are taken on Saturday afternoons in a pop up studio in the Leeds, and on Saturdays this city brims with young women, out with girlfriends, shopping and generally hanging around looking and being looked at. 

These girls are experimenting with fantastically creative ways of expressing themselves. We have always dyed and cut, sprayed and shaved; as a way of stating individuality and belonging to a tribe. All this big hair also reflects past trends in hair fashion, passed down to them intuitively through culture.

Saturday Girl is an exhibition and series of events including  film screenings, talks and performances which explore ideas of beauty, power and visibility in relation to women, Leeds Gallery, March 2014.” -Artist Statement

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I love finding other people’s abandoned quotes, especially auspicious ones! #Treefort2014 #StoryFort

I love finding other people’s abandoned quotes, especially auspicious ones! #Treefort2014 #StoryFort

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Ethel Hays
1928

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Ethel Hays

1928

Reblog if it is 104% okay to come to your ask and just say ‘Hi can we be friends and then start asking you random questions.

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