Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;
Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be the first painting to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s.
depression comix #170 & 171 [tw: self-harm]
For some reason, Tumblr did not like me posting two long vertical comics and the jpeg quality is terrible on desktop devices (looks nice on my phone, though). Please click on the link to see the comic in a better resolution if you’d like. I’m sorry about the image quality of this one.
I also don’t have any fucks to give for YA authors who are happy to publicly support Rainbow Rowell, she who wrote the incredibly racist Eleanor and Park (see here).
Don’t you just love a white woman who knows so much about the life of Korean teenage boys that she gave her protagonist a last name as a first name?
The business of publishing requires ugly bedfellows sometimes, but a writing career built on racism and appropriation sure isn’t one to champion.