Dirty Harry(Krishna): Indian grandmother, 78, is believed to be the world’s oldest professional sharpshooter
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i wanna be you when i grow up
Although she may have been one of the toughest women ever to work in a convent, ‘Black Mary’ had earned the respect and devotion of most of the residents of the pioneer community of Cascade, Montana, before she died in 1914. In fact, Mary Fields was widely beloved. She was admired and respected throughout the region for holding her own and living her own way in a world where the odds were stacked against her. In a time when African Americans and women of any race enjoyed little freedom anywhere in the world, Mary Fields enjoyed more freedom than most white men.
Fields dressed in the comfortable clothes of a man, including a wool cap and boots, and she wore a revolver strapped around her waist under her apron. At 200 pounds, she was said to be a match for any two men in Montana Territory. She had a standing bet that she could knock a man out with one punch, and she never lost a dime to anyone foolish enough to take her up on that bet. By order of the mayor, she was the only woman of reputable character in Cascade allowed to drink in the local bar, and while she enjoyed the privilege, she never drank to excess. She was often spotted smoking cigars in public, and she liked to argue politics with anyone.
Roberto Custodio, “Iansa,” 2007
Iansa In Yoruba, Oya (alternative spellings: Oiá, Iansã, Iansan), is the goddess of the Niger River. An [A]frican…warrior-goddess of wind, lightning…fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and guards the underworld…She has the power to guide the eguns [ancestors] far away or close to living people. Sensuality is one of her attributes.
Hello Good Morning: Or … just sex then a slice of cheese cake then sleep.
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Kai M. Green is a scholar, poet, and filmmaker. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at The University of Southern California. Many of Kai’s academic and artistic endeavors are explorations of Black queer masculinities. He is interested in the ways in which queer people of color survive and thrive in a world where they are constantly policed because of race, class, gender and sexual deviations from the heteronormative. In Kai’s recent film, “It Gets Messy In Here” he examines the bathroom experiences of masculine of center people in order to illuminate the complex ways that race, gender and sexuality are simultaneously experienced. Kai is also working on a feature length documentary film entitled, “Marching Home.” This film is about Black LGBT visibility in Black communities. Kai is committed to fighting for social justice and equality for all and he uses his art and scholarship as a platform to do those things.
Kai’s inspiration comes from a deep desire to be free and desire to have that freedom not come at the cost of someone else’s unfreedom. It’s like the depth of Donny Hathway’s voice when he says, “Just wait and see someday we’ll all be free.”
- Zerandrian Morris
Also spoke at Mills College in Oakland