The television makes death a spectacle, women objects, and politics a circus
The Spanish men left babies right and left. When most of the indias had given birth to mixed-blood children, when all the lands had been divided, our labor shared out in the encomienda, and no more caciques went out to battle them, they said the people were gone. How could we be gone? We were the brown and olive and cream-colored children of our mothers: Arawak, Maya, Lucaya, stolen women from all the shores of the sea. When we cooked, it was the food our mothers had always given us. We still pounded yuca and caught crabs. We still seasoned our stews with ají and wore cotton skirts. When we burned their fields, stole their cattle, set fire to their boats, they said we were someone else. What was wrong with their eyes? We mixed our blood together like sancocho and calalú. But the mother things stayed with us. — Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas (via onthemargin)
Kalash girl, Pakistan, 1981.
[Credit : Steve McCurry]
Pajama Jammy Jam - Imgur -
Did Mitt Win??