endless list of female artists: Laura Jane Grace
"You know that worry over whether or not people are going to love you and accept you, once you do show that part of yourself - the worry over whether or not a god would even love you. Those were all fears that were very real to me. But accepting myself and leading an authentic existence, ultimately, was more important to me than any of that."
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
"A few years ago, I got a call on my cell phone from a twelve year old child from my village. He was calling me from a bus stop. He’d taken a bus into the city alone, and he was calling me to ask if I could help him find a way to go to school. Both of his parents had died of AIDS, and he had no money for tuition. I told him to stay where he was, and left work immediately to pick him up. At first I was very mad at him. He should not have travelled alone. But then I looked at him and I saw myself. I’d also been desperate to go to school after my father was killed, but we had no money. So even though I was suffering myself, I told him I would try to help him. My salary was not enough, so I tried many things to get the money. After work, I went to the landfill to hunt for recyclables. But after I paid to have them cleaned, there was no money left. Now I’m trying to make bricks. I have a small operation in the village to make bricks, and I sell them in the city. It doesn’t make much money, but it’s enough to pay tuition for the boy and three of his siblings.”
Some portraits I took yesterday at IITC’s Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering. The Sunrise Gathering is held every Thanksgiving at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California. Event attendees included IITC board members, All Nations Drum, Pomo and Aztec dancers, and indigenous people living in the SF Bay Area. The event itself featured special dances, speeches from IITC members, and celebrated the gift of life, family, love, the memories of those who have passed away, and the commemoration of the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indigenous peoples in 1979.
This was an amazing experience, and I’m glad it’s the first Indigenous event I’ve attended on the West Coast.November 2013.
I captured several portraits today at the Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island. I am happy to share this series, take a peek!
Renee, a Brooklyn based PR rep for her own music company. She is also an advocate for body image awareness. A piece from my Portraiture series based on creative people.
Fritz Henle, Frida Kahlo on Lake Xochimilco, Mexico City, 1936.
"I’m studying law. My dream is to be a judge one day. Too many people in this country are only in prison because they were too poor to defend themselves. When I’m a judge, I’ll look only at the facts, and not at the person."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)