“The future woman must have a life work and economic independence. She must have knowledge. She must have the right of motherhood at her own
discretion.”—W.E.B. Du Bois, “Of The Damnation of Women.” Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil. (1920)
“When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes.”—(via c0ntemplations)
We never settled, went from town to town When you’re not welcome you don’t hang around The other children always laughed at me “Give her a feather, she’s a Cherokee” Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian was actually not Native American at all, she was Armenian. At the time of Cher’s rise to fame and solo career, her dark black hair, brown skin and facial features were very exotic for the time. Cher realized that she was someone that women, who could not before, had a celebrity they could identify with, she continued the Cherokee persona to break the boundaries of what was considered beautiful.