This was once the most common representation of female bodies. The rolls of fat and pudgy bellies existed along with thick thighs and broad hips. Some of those bodies were slim, some were chubby, some were fat, but they weren’t stretched out and smoothed out in Photoshop. They acted like bodies do, they looked real and believable. We lost that somewhere along the way, when people in the fashion business started wiping out any inconvenient fold, making us think they don’t exist and to have them is a blasphemy. Maybe it’s about time we remember they are perfectly normal and everyone has them, sometimes or all the time, no matter skinny or fat.
“Wrong Century” — Brilliant illustration by artist Tomas Kucerovsky depicting the fate of plus-size beauty in the modern age.
Anonymous Italian Artist
Black Woman with Drape
Italy (c. 1640s)
Polychrome Marble, 80cm.
Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.
Everyone. I mean it.
THIS IS THE BEST POST
I HAVE EVER SEEN
they really do mean everyone
The sea has some beautiful and strange-assed shit, truly.
3 Blanket octopuses and …. something else that I can’t even …
Cephalopods are best pods.
10 Women Google Doodles You Might Not Recognize
Google vice president Megan Smith has said she wants to use Google Doodles to highlight notable — though often overlooked — women in science and technology. But it’s not just STEM women that Google Doodles have honored in 2013, and here 10 female faces that showcase the diversity of women’s accomplishments around the world.
From top to bottom:
Maria Callas: renown American opera singer known for her impressive vocal range.
Wangari Maathai: Kenyan environmentalist, political activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
Mary Leakey: Archaeologist and anthropologist who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul skull and became known as one of the world’s most distinguished fossil hunters.
Edith Head: Iconic costume designer who won eight Academy Awards during her career.
Katherine Mansfield: New Zealand modernist short fiction writer.
Maria Mitchell: American astronomer who discovered the “Miss Mitchell’s Comet” in 1847.
Maria Elena Walsh: Argentine poet, novelist and musician, most lauded for her children’s literature, which has been compared to Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
Emma Gad: Danish writer, socialite and satirist best known for her book of etiquette.
Shoshana Damari: Yemenite–Israeli singer known as the “Queen of Hebrew Music.”
Shakuntala Devi: Indian writer and child prodigy, popularly known as the “human calculator.”
You know that thing when you’re on a hike and you’re tired and visibility is really poor but you kind of know where you’re going, kind of … and you definitely know where the end of the hike is …. over the other side of the mountain but there’s still so far to go… and it’s exciting and there’s beauty and nature along the way and you really are loving… you really are….but it’s still so frikking hard?
This is a photo of an African-American burn victim who lost the pigmentation in his left arm after suffering second-degree burns following an apartment fire.
Around 10-15% of dark-skinned burn victims who receive skin grafts will never fully recover their complexion.
uhh, sorry to tell you guys this, but this isn’t a picture of a burn victim, it’s a picture of a horse dildo from Bad Dragon.com XD look for yourself if you don’t believe me
What the fuck. That’s horrible, I’m done with the internet.
I love you, Internet.