The powerful ending to Janelle Monae’s (and Erykah Badu’s) song “Q.U.E.E.N.” The acronym: Queer. Untouchables. Emigrants. Excommunicated. Negroid.
"I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best."
— Frida Kahlo
Photo by Guillermo Davila, 1929.
I’ve put up too much, too long, and now I’m just too intelligent, too powerful, too beautiful, too sure of who I am finally to deserve anything less.
Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
There’s only one Lisbeth Salander, but for more dark thrillers, try these…
Roseanna by Sjowall & Walloo for the original Scandinavian crime thriller
Jar City by Arnoldur Indriarrson for a detective working a forgotten case
The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg for a town with a disturbing past
The Pledge by Frederich Dürrenmatt for an old man haunted by a crime
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