angrywocunited

ushistoryminuswhiteguys:

Lucy Hicks Anderson was a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality. She spent nearly sixty years living as a woman, doing domestic work, and working as a madam. During the last decade of her life, she made history by fighting for the legal right to be herself with the man she loved.

After marrying her second husband, soldier Reuben Anderson, in Oxnard, California, in 1944, local authorities discovered that she was assigned male at birth. The couple was charged with perjury for marrying despite their both being legally male, resulting in ten years of probation. Standing up to the charges against her, Anderson said, “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman. I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Years later, Anderson and her husband were charged again, this time with fraud after she received federal money reserved for military spouses. Both went to prison and were banned from Oxnard upon their release.

Lucy Hicks Anderson spent the remainder of her life in Los Angeles until her death in 1954, at age 68, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity and determination in the face of unjust laws.


5 Black Trans Women who Paved the Way — Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

knowledgeequalsblackpower
knowledgeequalsblackpower:

rightofreturntomyzhopa:

thisbeatisproblematic:

mal0cchi0:

ard-al-burtuqal:

But this happened….

OMG

BRUH. NO.

omfg what is this liberal bullshit? The US is a settler colonial state just as much as Israel…

Lol they tried


Funny how they don’t see themselves

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

rightofreturntomyzhopa:

thisbeatisproblematic:

mal0cchi0:

ard-al-burtuqal:

But this happened….

OMG

BRUH. NO.

omfg what is this liberal bullshit? The US is a settler colonial state just as much as Israel…

Lol they tried

Funny how they don’t see themselves

poeticallybrown
prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:


Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.  (this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

The worst part, I think, is that it’s a common place thing.  He’s just the one with the gall to say it out loud.  But everyone will tell black people that they’re being paranoid or that they need to work harder or try harder or make a better resume because we’re in “post-racial America” and the “only people holding black people back is black people.”  But then in the real world you have women like this and men like this, and you can see how small changes on paper change your perceived value.  

prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

The worst part, I think, is that it’s a common place thing.  He’s just the one with the gall to say it out loud.  But everyone will tell black people that they’re being paranoid or that they need to work harder or try harder or make a better resume because we’re in “post-racial America” and the “only people holding black people back is black people.”  But then in the real world you have women like this and men like this, and you can see how small changes on paper change your perceived value.  

infinitiplusone
Nature also has the power to heal us. Most medicines are derived, directly or indirectly, from plants. But nature can heal us mentally, too. Scientific studies have shown that natural scenes can reduce stress and anxiety, and have a strong calming and restoring effect. In one experiment, patients recovering from surgery were divided into two groups. One group was put in rooms that overlooked a copse of trees, the others had a view of a plain brick wall. Those with the natural view recovered faster, had fewer complications, and needed fewer painkillers.
Paul Harrison (via purplebuddhaproject)