my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

I wish I could just put this on facebook so people would stop asking me what i’m doing with all my “free time.”

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Vesalius Spot the Differences Game!


Anyone want to play a game?  The top image is the title page from the 1543 first edition of Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica.  The bottom image is from the 1555 second edition.

There are a few differences between the two.  Can you spot them?



OMG I have never seen these two next to each other. The second illustration was completely remade. The second lacks many details of the first, like the scalloped edge of the figure in the front left, is plain in the second. Beards are shorter(especially the face under the banner) Vesalius (I’m assuming we are meant to think is is he, stroking those intestines) his face looks completely different. The figure clutching the column on the left is naked vs clothed… Anyway Thank you so much for posting these!


Galen of Pergamon.  De sanitate tuenda libri sex.  Coloniae: In aedib. Eucharij Colon., 1526.

Thomas Linacre was a 16th century English scholar and physician who translated several of Galen’s works into Latin, and also served as physician to King Henry VIII.  He dedicated this book to Henry.

The Becker Library’s copy features a heraldic binding.  While we haven’t identified the coat of arms on the front cover (anyone care to take a stab at it?), the back cover features Henry’s coat of arms (top) and Katharine of Aragon’s pomegranate badge (bottom).



do u ever put on a shirt and look in the mirror and go

"no. this does not represent the full potential of my boobs"


HAHA! Omg this was me EVERY TIME I got dressed to go out back when I lived in Madison. Like, I would get dressed, and then be like no- this top requires more ammunition *pulls out the SUPER BRA* aka the seriously padded pushup to hoist my breasts out of any outfit.

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Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture


Found from various places online:

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - bell hooks

Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks

outlaw culture - bell hooks

Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell

Sex, Power, and Consent - Anastasia Powell

I am Your Sister - Audre Lorde

Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought

Gender Trouble - Judith Butler

Four books by Frantz Fanon

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

Medical Apartheid - Harriet Washington

Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory  - edited by Michael Warner

Colonialism/Postcolonialism - Ania Loomba

Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault

The Gloria Anzaldua Reader

Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher

This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa

What is Cultural Studies? - John Storey

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture - John Storey

The Disability Studies Reader

Michel Foucault - Interviews and Other Writings

Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 

Michel Foucault - The Archeology of Knowledge


This blog also has a lot more.

(Sorry they aren’t organized very well.)





Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.



Well he shouldn’t have been imbibing. The youth was clearly asking for it.

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Ugh, every time that “witchy aesthetics” post blows up it’s a blessing and curse to use xkit and see all the tags.

A chunk of them are all “but I am a witch” You know what, so am I. You know, the person who actually posted that, ya I’m a witch.

Another chunk are all “I wish I could dress like that but I’m poor” Um, I OP here. I dress out of free boxes and thrift stores and half my clothes have holes in them. Dressing like a creature that crawled out of a fores is pretty cheap, actually.

Then another chunk is all “I am a witch and witchcraft is my religion and it sort of makes me made that people are appropriating my religion” *sigh* Hi, I am a witch too and you and your religion doesn’t own witchcraft. Also, I really need all these jars. Like, before I had all these jars I just had piles of things and my pockets were full of acorns.

knock it off!

Teehee! Omg this is why I have to sew extra pockets into my skirts.