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Selma Burke

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Gaga who? … Josephine Baker in a typically extravagant costume. Another outfit featured a skirt made out of jewel-encrusted bananas. The beauty industry used the erotic dancer in its adverts, highlighting the fact that jazz age symbols and figures had the power to cut across social barriers

Gaga who? … Josephine Baker in a typically extravagant costume. Another outfit featured a skirt made out of jewel-encrusted bananas. The beauty industry used the erotic dancer in its adverts, highlighting the fact that jazz age symbols and figures had the power to cut across social barriers

Ella Jane Fitzgerald  4/25/1917-6/15/1996  American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.	 	Fitzgerald started singing with Chick Webb's big band and soon became its star. She recorded "A Tisket-A Tasket" in 1938  and a 14-time Grammy Award winner.

Ella Jane Fitzgerald 4/25/1917-6/15/1996 American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. Fitzgerald started singing with Chick Webb's big band and soon became its star. She recorded "A Tisket-A Tasket" in 1938 and a 14-time Grammy Award winner.

The riot grrrl movement still inspires musicians, years after it ended.   The…

The riot grrrl movement still inspires musicians, years after it ended. The…

Have complex feelings about the response to Chimamanda Adichie's blatant, repeated transphobia? You're not alone.    Read "When Callouts Become Anti-Black: On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Transphobia, Disposability Culture & British Colonialism" by Thembani Mdluli    Now on www.restforresistance.com    Art by Devyn Khaleel Farries

Have complex feelings about the response to Chimamanda Adichie's blatant, repeated transphobia? You're not alone. Read "When Callouts Become Anti-Black: On Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Transphobia, Disposability Culture & British Colonialism" by Thembani Mdluli Now on www.restforresistance.com Art by Devyn Khaleel Farries

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