In the early 90s, Stacey was living in Pioneer Square. She worked at a French restaurant, a punk rock bar called The Storeroom, and she did freelance photography. She was at the first meetings that happened after Mia’s death and became one of the nine co-founders of Home Alive. Stacey discussed the D.I.Y. nature of the collective in the way that they would buy these “pit stained t-shirts” from thrift stores to stamp on the Home Alive logo that Jessica made. They would then sell those Home Alive t-shirts at their fundraiser shows for $5. She also talked about how beautiful it was that Home Alive offered all kinds of different self-defense classes so that people could choose what kind of skills they wanted to learn. Stacey is now a photojournalist and is involved with bettering the public school system where her two daughters attend.
Name: Comandante Ramona
Why she rocks: She was a Mayan woman and an officer of the Zapatista Army, serving as a symbol of equality and standing up for the indigenous and impoverished peoples of Mexico. She led revolts and uprisings, demanding basic rights and needs for her people. Even when she was diagnosed with cancer, she still continued to fight for what was right.
Because of this woman… she led the Mexican peoples to stand up to their government, and helped them receive things like food, water, and shelter, as well as their basic human rights.
by Sally Roesch Wagner
I had been haunted by a question to the past, a mystery of feminist history: How did the radical suffragists come to their vision, a vision not of Band-Aid reform but of a reconstituted world completely transformed?
For 20 years I had immersed myself…
Incidentally I wrote an essay on my old blog in 2009, largely inspired by Sally Roesch Wagner’s writings on Haudenosaunee women, entitled “Ongoing Echoes from the Women of the Long House” — which I reposted on this very tumblr. For whatever it’s worth, I argued that not only were Haudenosaunee women a galvanizing original source for early US (white) feminism (e.g. Bloomers), but also for the most well-known ideals of US democracy and liberty, as well as the League of Nations and the United Nations.
If we start with Ms. Davis, I believe we could tell the entire history of everyone who ever mattered.
"I choose to study medicine because I realise only too well the moral impact one has as doctor on a…"
- Isala Van Diest (1842-1916), the first female physician in Belgium (via coolchicksfromhistory)
- Angela Davis, “Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist.” Women, Race, and Class. New York: Vintage Books, 1981. p. 194 (via so-treu)
The Raincoats, London, 1979. Photo by Janette Beckman.
They played Olympia last night, I believe!
From “Women of the Future, 1902”
(The women of the future are all white.)
(ps starting whitewashing tag, might be useful in various places)
Germaine Greer in Nova, October 1970. Photographs by Roger Stowell.