During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. 

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Vegetable garden on the street.

Vegetable garden on the street.

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"If you go on Tumblr, it feels like half of the internet consists of teenagers wishing they were alive in the 60s. And one thing that I’m writing about for Rookie is about why the 21st century isn’t that bad. It’s like, “We have Miranda July you guys!”"

— Tavi NOWNESS (via somethingchanged)

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Aren’t they  beautiful? I’ve found tons of these dolls photos on a fb page titled naturally beautiful us..and they have all sorts of dolls with loc’ed hair featured on there!! They are very inspiring, so thought I’d share..and if your like me,  in the process of  locing your hair I hope  these photos inspire you to continue on your journey as well..peace & love

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"When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today."

— Nicki Minaj (BlackBook Magazine)

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Black Panther Party, 1966

Did any political rights movement EVER look cooler than this one?

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"I’m not beautiful, I don’t care. One thing women don’t know is that you don’t have to be beautiful. You don’t have to be beautiful to fuck anyone you want."

Courtney Love (via dr-clear-heels)

What a wonderful quote!

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"While on my second maternity leave, I was travelling from Dollis Hill to Crouch End to visit a friend for lunch. After 2 changes and 3 tubes I got to Finsbury Park only to find me, the toddler and the baby in the pram at the bottom of 3 flights of stairs. My heart sank. As it was lunchtime, the station was quiet and I wasn’t too happy to see 2 hooded young men loping down the stairs but as they got to bottom they asked if they could help by taking the pram leaving me to carry the toddler. They carried it up the 3 flights safely and even missed their train to do so! I always think of them when people use the term ‘hoodie’ as a generic term for violent youth because their kindness made my day and challenged my lazy assumptions."

Acts of kindness on the London Underground. (via somethingchanged)

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Another boy choosing a Siamese cat.

Another boy choosing a Siamese cat.

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