Octavia Butler, Science Fiction Author
Had the pleasure of meeting and learning from her when I attended Clarion West in 2003. Her book, Kindred, was the the first novel that put its fist right into my chest and yanked me in without warning.
Janelle Monáe, Grammy-nominated singer
Submitted by April Q.
The Real Riveter (Her Name Might Be Rosie…)
Rare Library of Congress photos from the Great Depression, for those times that you forget history wasn’t really in black and white.
There’s a fascinating surrealism to pict…
via earthbody and Oyin Handmade
From the Oyin Handmade Tumblr
Image by Rog Walker.
Old School, Havana Style
Submitted by grrspit: For your pictures of beautiful black women: My abuelita, taken in Havana sometime in the 1930s or 40s, not sure.
Corvida Raven, She Geek, Social Media Maven
“I Am A Technologically Inclined Artist.”
Mitsouky, Who Is Cute As Hell
Submitted by mmcelhaney: My beautiful and wonderful wife, Mitsouky
Michaëlle Jean, Canada’s 27th Governor General
Submitted by April Q:
Michaëlle Jean was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1968, fleeing the dictatorial regime of the time.After studying comparative literat…