Maybe if you tried, then I would not bother
why was no one ever alarmed that sharpay and ryan sang love songs to each other
I'm officially a runner now! Woohoo! My name is Clarissa. 20. I'm on a track to becoming the me I want to be. Hopefully you'll get inspired on the way.
Help me reach my goal by putting your favorite color in my ask!: RED: 10 Push ups YELLOW: 20 Crunches ORANGE: 25 Squats GREEN: 10 Burpees BLUE: 50 Jumping jacks PURPLE: 30 Second plank PINK: 25 Lunges
Trailblazing Women You May Not Know (But Should): Oseola McCarty
Each week, the Lean In tumblr will spotlight women who made a lasting mark on the world — yet didn’t always end up in the history books. This week we celebrate Oseola McCarty, philanthropist and inspiration.
Oseola McCarty worked for over 75 years washing and ironing people’s clothes. She began working in the 6th grade when she had to drop out of school to care for her ailing mother. By the time she was 87 years old, McCarty had saved over $150,000. In 1995, she donated it all to the University of Southern Mississippi to help finance scholarships for black students. ”I never minded work, but I was always so busy, busy,” she told The New York Times. “Maybe I can make it so the children don’t have to work like I did.”
At the time of her donation, it had only been three decades since the University of Southern Mississippi became integrated. “My race used to not get to go to that college,” she said. “But now they can.”
African American flappers and Jazz Age women
HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!
There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.
without black women there’d be no flappers, no jazz babies, no liberated (white) women.