"Both of my parents were very successful. So I was taught a lot about success growing up, but I wasn’t taught a lot about happiness. For example, I realized recently that I don’t have any photographs with my friends from college."
"Are you saying you didn’t have any moments in college worth photographing?"
"No, there were plenty of moments. But I never felt the need to capture them. I was so busy trying to be the best, I never really paused to appreciate what I had."
Femme Nation: A photo series by 16 year old Hailey Corrall to provoke a message about misogyny in our youth.
Mekatilili Wa Menza (Makatilili)
Art by Cassaundra A Sloan (tumblr)
By 1913, British occupation of coastal Kenya had led to a colonial hut tax. Non-payment of the tax resulted in forced labor in British owned sisal and rubber plantations. Mekatilili stood against the British and the corrupt headmen who supported these policies. A skilled orator, she travelled from village to village to round up support for rebellion. To spread her message, Mekatilili also danced kifudu, a sacred funeral dance, at her public meetings.
Mekatilili was arrested by the British and exiled hundreds of miles away. Five years later, she returned to her native area where she continued to oppose the imposition of colonial policies and ordinances.
Robert Wadlow of Illinois is being measured for a jacket in 1939. At 8 ft. 11 inches (2.7 meters) Wadlow was the tallest man in the world. Unfortunately, he died the next year at age 22. (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1930s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)
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