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Tanya Habjouqa, Wives of the Syrian Revolution, 2012-2013. Photograph. “Layla and Sama …Their mother, Um Muhammad, 39, says life is hard without her fighter husband. The mother of six is struggling to secure the monthly rent and is under constant pressure to marry off her daughters to Jordanian and Syrian suitors. Layla, right, was trampled upon in her sleep when an army unit stormed their house looking for their father before they fled to Jordan.” Interview by Cecilia Andersson.

Tanya Habjouqa, Wives of the Syrian Revolution, 2012-2013. Photograph. “Layla and Sama …Their mother, Um Muhammad, 39, says life is hard without her fighter husband. The mother of six is struggling to secure the monthly rent and is under constant pressure to marry off her daughters to Jordanian and Syrian suitors. Layla, right, was trampled upon in her sleep when an army unit stormed their house looking for their father before they fled to Jordan.” Interview by Cecilia Andersson.

Wu Zhen

Wu Zhen

“Somerville was unusual as a successful female author in the sciences, but she was not unique and among readers women constituted an important part of the market. Along with men of the lower middle and artisan classes who were similarly excluded from universities and learned societies, they seized the opportunity to join debates into which they could enter as informed participants.”—Rosemary Hill

Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age – review

The March Of Intellect, portrayed in a cartoon of 1828 as a giant steam-driven robot sweeping away the established order, was changing everything for better .

Resultado de imagen de sumi-e suiboku

Resultado de imagen de sumi-e suiboku

牧溪法常 Muqi Fachang / Muxi Fachang (1210?-1269?)

牧溪法常 Muqi Fachang / Muxi Fachang (1210?-1269?)

Aurora Reyes (1908-1985), poetisa y pintora mexicana, fue la primera muralista mexicana. Siempre vinculó el arte con la lucha social y política

Aurora Reyes: La primera muralista mexicana

Aurora Reyes (1908-1985), poetisa y pintora mexicana, fue la primera muralista mexicana. Siempre vinculó el arte con la lucha social y política

Xia Gui (1195-1230, Southern Song), Windswept Lakeshore, ink on silk, 10 1/4 x 10 5/8 in.

Xia Gui Southern Song), Windswept Lakeshore, ink on silk, 10 x 10 in.

“A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day; The mourner’s heart is breaking on his way. Where can a wine house be found to drown his sadness? A cowherd points to Almond Flower (Xing Hua) Village in the distance.” 9th century poem by Du Fu (AD 803-852) about Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming. Translation courtesy ChinaDaily.

“A drizzling rain falls like tears on the Mourning Day; The mourner’s heart is breaking on his way. Where can a wine house be found to drown his sadness? A cowherd points to Almond Flower (Xing Hua) Village in the distance.” 9th century poem by Du Fu (AD 803-852) about Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming. Translation courtesy ChinaDaily.

13th century Chinese monk painter Mu Qi: Quan Yin

13th century Chinese monk painter Mu Qi: Quan Yin

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