"It comes to him as he gazes that the being above him is indeed a female, in fact, a girl — a nice girl who just happens to be, in some sense, a thirty-meter giant manta-ray or whatever.
He is in no condition to criticize this."


-Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree, Jr

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artcomesfirst:

One end of the brass knuckle scissor can help move design forward, the other end reminds us it may sometimes be a struggle. Scissors gifted by@ruraltailor & 📷 by @marc_haers

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mirandamontes:

Resh Cicada (T. Pruinosa)

Miranda Montes

Micron Pen

(In Progress)

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wolfmansgotnards:

Let us not forget one of the most important things about the Universal Monsters era: The Creature From The Black Lagoon was created by a woman, Milicent Patrick.

Nearly unheard of at the time, ms Patrick is responsible for creating one of the single most recognizable characters, not only in Universal history but in all of film history. She was an incredible talent and she should be honored as such.

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theculturetrip:

The Art of Lee Bul: Of Cyborgs, Monsters and Utopian Landscapes

See the mind-blowing work of South Korean artist Lee Bul, considered one of the foremost and pioneering female figures in contemporary Asian art. Read more at culturetrip.com »

posted: 3/10/2014, 9:45am | 230 notes | REBLOG

quantumfuturism:

A New Wave of Black Filmmaking: Experimental and Black Speculative Indie Films

A brief survey of the contemporary Black independent film scene yields a long and ever-growing list of experimental and Black speculative (including horror, Afrofuturism, sci-fi, fantasy, fan fiction) short cinema, film trailers, music videos, and other film projects

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pre1923:

Songs of a Girl by Mary Carolyn Davies
The New Poetry: An Anthology, 1918

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"
She showed him all her teeth. He saw a smile."

-The Female Man, Joanna Russ (via rosencrantz)
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I think there’s over-telling sometimes, in fiction. For instance, I’m a big fan of horror movies, but I could always lose the last third of them. There’s the brilliant exciting scary thing that’s going on, and then they have to show you the monster, and the monster turns out to be a giant spider from space and then you push it over and it’s dead. It becomes mortal and it has human needs and it always sort of feels like a shame."

-Felt Not Known, Meara Sharma interviews Evie Wyld - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

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classicladiesofcolor:

Nina Simone singing Mississippi Goddam, 1965.

“On September 15, 1963, Nina Simone learned that four young African American girls had been killed in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to that point, Simone, an African American singer, pianist, and songwriter, had an eclectic repertoire that blended jazz with blues, gospel, and classical music. Immediately after hearing about the events in Birmingham, however, Simone wrote the song “Mississippi Goddam.” It came to her in a “rush of fury, hatred and determination” as she “suddenly realized what it was to be black in America in 1963.” It was, she said, “my first civil rights song.””

- Ruth Feldstein, “I Don’t Trust You Anymore: Nina Simone, Culture, and Black Activism in the 1960s” in the Journal of American History, Vol. 91, No. 4 (Mar., 2005), pp. 1349-1379

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