"It’s not that I can’t fall in love. It’s really that I can’t help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can’t distinguish between what’s platonic and what isn’t, because it’s all too much and not enough at the same time."
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." | Betrand Russell "Beauty of Mathematics" by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux
"I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my Fool."
Introducing the first known female tattoo artist in America.
Maud Wagner was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States. Little is known about this awesome vintage lady, however according to The New Yorker, Maud traded a date with her husband-to-be Gus Wagner in 1907 for tattoo lessons. Now that’s impressive!
only the “first” American female tattoo artist because this white woman had citizenship in the early 20th century, whereas the women indigenous to the land now claimed by the US (who have been tattooing for thousands of years) didn’t become “American” until they got their citizenship in 1924
like Maud Wagner is only radical in a world where indigenous women are erased, forgotten, or otherwise thought of as less than human, and radical feminism is defined as “white women demanding their fair share in an appropriated form of body modification made popular via colonial genocide”
a lot of truth ^ something to think about whenever, honestly, we discuss trends/”revolutionary” individuals/etc. Not that this is always the case, but it is fairly common to see this type of erasure play out.