dispatch

Burlesque entertainer, chicago, traveler. here's stuff i find and like.


ask me shit

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

theheftyhideaway:

missbettierage:

theheftyhideaway:

"Now all of Baltimore will know… I’m big, blonde and beautiful!"

Hairspray (1988)

Forever reblog

WAAAAAHHHH!! I miss Nicole!

I miss my Bay Area Babes as well!

(Source: scumsberg)

the-spooky-dick-forest:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

athinikli:

bloglikeanegyptian:

another installment of my comic, featuring Qahera the hijabi superhero! this time its mostly about sexual harassment - and the majority of the themes in this comic are based on real experiences with street harassment.

for enlarged version 

part 1 | part 2

YES FUCKING YES

I NEED COMICS UPON COMICS OF THIS

  •  a comic about a woman with headscarf and full-body-suit
  • being extremly awesome and kickass
  • not over-sexualized but still good-looking
  • FEMALE SUPERHEROES - YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT
This artist got my smirk just right! Thank you Yusuf for the awesome drawings #grotesqueburlesque #burlesque #figuremodeling #chicago #lillyrascal #drawings

This artist got my smirk just right! Thank you Yusuf for the awesome drawings #grotesqueburlesque #burlesque #figuremodeling #chicago #lillyrascal #drawings

Lunch date with this cutie @andybmix #artisttalk

Lunch date with this cutie @andybmix #artisttalk

People may judge you. People will not want you to succeed. People will laugh from their own insecurities, all you can do is never give up. #burlesque #lillyrascal #tarotcard #actionshot

People may judge you. People will not want you to succeed. People will laugh from their own insecurities, all you can do is never give up. #burlesque #lillyrascal #tarotcard #actionshot

Friday night is always a good night for drinking and drawing. Figure modeling tonight for this event! #figuremodel #burlesque #chicago

Friday night is always a good night for drinking and drawing. Figure modeling tonight for this event! #figuremodel #burlesque #chicago

jaybird0821:

Had a great time at Illinois HD last night. Was able to see all the new 2015 bikes. And was entertained by the beautiful burlesque girls from Vaudezilla.

thanks for coming out!

jaybird0821:

Had a great time at Illinois HD last night. Was able to see all the new 2015 bikes. And was entertained by the beautiful burlesque girls from Vaudezilla.

thanks for coming out!

This pretty much sums up our relationship. Come see @misszaraestelle and I perform this Saturday for #Vaudezilla peep show creep show with our headliner from Pittsburgh @katdelac use code lilly2014 for discount codes #lillyrascal #burlesque #chicagoburlesque photo by Jennifer Coffey

This pretty much sums up our relationship. Come see @misszaraestelle and I perform this Saturday for #Vaudezilla peep show creep show with our headliner from Pittsburgh @katdelac use code lilly2014 for discount codes #lillyrascal #burlesque #chicagoburlesque photo by Jennifer Coffey

rachelwhitt:

When things get thrown off track my attitude gets thrown off track and I don’t like that. My mind goes into a whirlwind of negativity.

truth

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