But if you work hard and believe in the power of your dreams, you will ride that headboard bicycle.
The Kevin Costner sports movie writes itself.
This picture is either:
- A teacher’s wicked prank trying to get to summer vacation
- Students exhibiting a metaphor for the human condition (I’m pretty sure we’re all running around with metaphorical boxes on our heads. Honestly, it’s a pretty heavy lesson for 5th graders, but the Sixties were a dark time.)
- Students learning about eclipses
I will eternally beat the drum for women’s history. And when I say “drum,” that could be an actual drum. Or a book against my desk. Or my shoe against the wall. The world is my women’s history drum! That’s definitely a phrase people say!
There have been so many fascinating, pioneering, challenging women that we never get to hear about. And these days we need to hear about them. It’s important to hear, to be reminded, that history has happened at the hands of a woman.
For Christmas I received the book Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. It’s a collection of letterpress posters and brief biographies devoted to both impactful women throughout history.
It’s at this point I feel I should mention, I realize many people take issue with the word ‘feminist.’ To those people I say
stop it …. I really can’t help you…I understand there are many misconceptions. For most feminists, it’s not about female domination (is that what people who don’t like feminists think? I honestly don’t understand), it’s about equal rights. And if you hear us getting angry, chances are someone is trying to compromise just that. Plain and simple. Ok? Ok. Moving on.
Never underestimate the power of history to keep weirding everybody out.