- You Try Everything You Can To Escape
Badass women of the 17th century II: Queen Christina of Sweden.
Probably intersexual (her parents took her for a boy at birth), most certainly bisexual (her love-affair with dame Ebba Sparre is famous, but there were men, too), the highly cultivated queen in men’s clothes also came to fame as patroness of the arts and philosophy.
When she converted to catholicism, Leopold Wilhelm, the (asexual?) stadtholder of the Spanish Netherlands, wanted to marry her. Abhorring the idea of a marriage in general, of course she declined, but I like to think that maybe both these very particular persons might have found peace and understanding in this union…
The book is called A Dash of Daring - carmel Snow and her life in Fashion, Art and Letters. The book is about all the things that happened in her life from Childhood to Vogue to Harpers Bazaar to finally going back to stay in Dublin, Ireland.
Author - Penelope Rowlands
It’s funny and interesting the amount of lesbian and bi female friends Taylor Swift has, or that she at least hang out with at some occasions, damn I think it’s safe to say that we all wish that was us, look :
Whitney Houston | The Preacher’s Wife (1996)
Still Life with Bowl of Citrons, Giovanna Garzoni, 1640s, tempera over the parchment, 27,6x 35,6 cm, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Tempera over parchment means using paint made within egg yolk over-processed animal skin. This type of paint would dry extremely quickly therefore painter needs to be fast while painting from light tones to dark tones.
i’d like to see women as f1 drivers, like more than one or two. five? fifteen? women fighting for championships, teammates having difficult relationships and teammates that get along super well. but also, women as race engineers. idk i just want to see women shaping this sport.
Birthday girl Whitney Houston 💗 August 9, 1963 and a star was born 🎶🎼
a very underrated lady, Adah Isaacs Menken. born to a free black man and a Creole woman in New Orleans in 1835, and was Jewish. She was a bohemian with short hair in the 1860s, who practiced poetry and art, and wrote political articles for the newspaper.
Then she acted in vaudeville plays and despite being a terrible actor wanted to produce a play based on a Lord Byron poem and play the main character Mazeppa (a man). It was a very controversial performance since it ended in a burlesque show on a horse
Here’s half the town - if bills be true -
To Astley’s nightly thronging,
To see the Menken throw aside
All to her sex belonging,
Stripping off woman’s modesty,
With woman’s outward trappings -
A barebacked jade on barebacked steed,
In Cartlich’s old strappings!
Then she had an affair with Alexandre Dumas, and wrote a book of poetry that would be published after her death– she died of cancer at age 33.