Girls and guys!! Don’t let anyone try to shame you into presenting yourself in a way that doesn’t make you feel 100% confident and good about yourself. Rock your body and your aesthetic and let others rock theirs.
“Here Lies Harry Dresden, he died doing the right thing.”
“Here Liest The Doctor, he died helping people.”
“Here Lies Dean Winchester, he’ll be back in a few minutes.
A Curious Herbal
Notable both for its beautiful illustrations of medicinal plants and for the unusual circumstances of its creation.
Elizabeth Blackwell was a Scottish botanical illustrator and author who was best known as both the artist and engraver for the plates of “A Curious Herbal”, published between 1737 and 1739. The book illustrated many odd-looking and unknown plants from the New World, and was designed as a reference work on medicinal plants for the use of physicians and apothecaries.
Blackwell undertook this ambitious project to raise money to pay her husband’s debts and release him from debtor’s prison. She drew, engraved, and colored the illustrations herself, mostly using plant specimens from the Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
It was an artistic, scientific and commercial enterprise unprecedented for a woman of her time.
[ source: Turning the Pages - National Library of Medicine ]
Rachel Maddow responds to one man’s assertion that she is actually a lesbian vampire.
Magazine: Jalouse n°37, 2001
Photographers: Alex & Iniaki
In an exclusive in ELLE’s May issue, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon talks candidly about her next chapter, and what really happened between her and Thurston Moore.
This Kim Gordon profile is so, so good and so, so sad.
A bathroom of the Edward Brandeis residence at 16 West 88th Street, New York
Author: Byron Company
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Location: Museum of the City of New York
Did I miss the “don’t be in first place” clause when I took my driving test?