wanderingnewyork:

Houses in Lefferts Gardens.

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Houses in Lefferts Gardens.

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earthmellow:

So people think the Heel-less shoe is a new thing? That Lady Gaga was the first to bring them to life?

really? THINK AGAIN~!

Lemme Tell you about Celia Cruz (A Cuban salsa Singer/Dancer from the 1950s) and her breathtaking "one of a kind" Shoes.

Celia Cruz was one of the most popular salsa dancers/singers in her time she earned twenty three gold albums and was known as the “Salsa Queen” and “The Queen of Latin Music” as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba".

Her career started in 1950 and ended in 2002, she died of brain cancer in 2003.

for one, these shoes, unlike the heel-less today doesn’t have major bulk in the front to keep the weight their, this woman was walking and dancing on her toes and not falling on her bum like most girls do today (mind she probably did, but practice makes perfect).

in their Time These shoes seemed as through she was walking on air, floating off the ground where only her toes were able to touch the ground, as if they were the only thing holding her down instead of floating away.

people were mesmarized by these, both past and present.

and in Frances Negrón-Muntaner’s Chapter 4 section in “From Banana to Buttocks” called “Celia’s Shoes” brings wonder to it all really. The whole chapter of the book is about her shoes and how influencing she was and they were in the United States and Latina media culture. really this man’s words are so passionate about the shoes it’s amazing.

seriously this woman was pretty cool, and her shoes were one of a kind in that era.

not to mention those shoes are now at the Smithsonian

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reverseracist:

do you take your husband, for richer or poorer, for pure or problematic

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jviolini:

Self-Portrait with Codi, Carmel - California, September 2013 by Justin Violiniwww.twitter.com/thejustinvwww.justinviolini.com

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jviolini:

Self-Portrait with Codi, Carmel - California, September 2013 by Justin Violini
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"I was supposed to be a Mexican, then came Manifest Destiny and I became Mexican American, then came the Census Bureau and I became Hispanic, then came that white woman and I became a spic, then came that one Ethnic Studies class and I became Chicano, then came Cherríe Moraga and I became Xicano. In the end, it’s just me and my unsolicited opinion."

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano (via xicanapreciosa)

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"He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from “Love in the Time of Cholera” (via creativerehab)

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Keith Haring Photo: Vladimir Sichov

the-clusterfuck:

Keith Haring Photo: Vladimir Sichov

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#love your queen #nola 

"'Healthy people don't understand how a person can be sick for months and years and have doctors still not know what's wrong with her. Some people get a funny look in their eye, like they think it must all be in my head because otherwise wouldn't I have a diagnosis by now? Medical science is so advanced, with all this technology and such, so how come good doctors can't figure out what's wrong with me?'"

In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America

by Laurie Edwards

quoting Aviva Brandt, who is chronically ill and undiagnosed

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Kid Cudi looking like a motherfuckin’ babe at Coachella 4/13/14

Kid Cudi looking like a motherfuckin’ babe at Coachella 4/13/14

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the-monae:

Janelle Monae & Kimbra

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#look at my faves collaborating