1. mresundance:

reckonedrightly:

indypendenthistory:

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”

The term BAMF was coined for such persons. 

    mresundance:

    reckonedrightly:

    indypendenthistory:

    On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

    Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.

    • Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
    • While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
    • She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
    • In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
    • She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
    • Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”

    The term BAMF was coined for such persons. 

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  2. Happy Birthday to Lee Pace! (March 25th 1979)

    (Source : leepacey, via killbenedictcumberbatch)

  3. 
My own experience is so pedestrian that I’m excited by people who’ve lived complex lives.

    My own experience is so pedestrian that I’m excited by people who’ve lived complex lives.

    (Source : fuckyesorphanblack, via maisiewilliams)

  4. humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a singer, a president, and a tennis player.""I want to be a president, a teacher, a doctor, and a police."

    humansofnewyork:

    "I want to be a singer, a president, and a tennis player."
    "I want to be a president, a teacher, a doctor, and a police."

  5. I think I’m in the beginning of an acting experience. I think a career is something I will look back on at the end of my life and I’m just looking for a varied experience. I wanna be challenged and thrown out of my comfort zone. That’s something that “12 Years a Slave” did for me. It really did invite me into a time in history that I had spent very little time considering on an intellectual, emotional level. And so, I hope to have such riveting experiences in the future, but I want them to be varied and different. I mean, I wanna sink my teeth into a different world very soon. I hope I get to do that. 

    (Source : coeur-bleu, via mercurialvixen)

    brown-princess:

    EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES

    Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana

    Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro

    Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland

    Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe

    Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone

    Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro

    Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria

    Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi

    (via note-a-bear)

    (Source : jenniferlawrencedaily, via son-of-an-assbutt)

    wiinterquay:

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    (via misobi)

    (Source : rubyredwisp, via itsvondell)

  6. "It’s that beautiful thing of somebody who’s just got an opportunity. This is the next wave of talent coming through here." — Michael Fassbender talking about Lupita Nyong’o

    (Source : paulwelsey, via havvkguy)

  7. khasamoris:

Bangladeshi model Asif Azim

    khasamoris:

    Bangladeshi model Asif Azim

  8. notsolodolo:

"And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”
- Tupac Shakur 

    notsolodolo:

    "And since we all came from a woman

    Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman

    I wonder why we take from our women

    Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?

    I think it’s time to kill for our women

    Time to heal our women, be real to our women

    And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies

    That will hate the ladies, that make the babies

    And since a man can’t make one

    He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one

    So will the real men get up

    I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up”

    - Tupac Shakur 

    (via zinge)

  9. (Source : monettes, via giiveyouhell)

  10. nanuchi96:

Gato Feio on We Heart It.

    nanuchi96:

    Gato Feio on We Heart It.

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