Morena Celarié was/is probably the most important figure in Salvadoran Folklore dance. She was born in barrio San Jose, San Salvador, April 20 of 1922. She use to wear white as a tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe for having her cured her leg paralysis from her childhood. During her early years, her popularity reached scholar circles, after some time the director of a Spanish School of Dance helped her by making possible a grand presentation in Guatemala City. Louis Marme, a North American Movie director, was filming a movie in “Finca Modelo”, Morena Celarié, appeared in the movie dancing. When the movie opened in Washington DC it created such a buzz that the National Geographic magazine published an article about her story and her passion for dancing. She also won a scholarship to study choreography in Mexico City in the Palacio de Bellas Artes , and managed to lead a group of 300 students who in one of her presentations danced the Flamenco Candido Salvadoran Suaca. Over her lifetime she founded the Folk Dance Academy, and was also a member of the Ateneo Salvadorian Women, Salvadoran Women’s League, the Girl Guides Association of El Salvador and the Assistant Secretary for El Salvador in the Central American Confederation of Folklore. In 1961, taking advice from her mother Carmela Professor Noriega Canjura, she founded a dancing company with her name, and at the same time she was in charge of the Cultural Activities of the National Institute of Tourism. In her honor, the National School of Dance in El Salvador is named after her by Legislative Decree of June 6, 1987. Morena Celaríe was found dead in her favorite place to visit which was la Puerta del Diable in Panchimalco, April 22 of 1972. Reasons for her death are contested. She is buried in the Cementerio de Los Ilustres in San Salvador.
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Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
SO FABULOUS OMFG! Beautiful.
I have never reblogged so fast in my life.
GIVE ME A FEMALE ROBOT WITHOUT BOOBS
GIVE ME A FEMALE ROBOT THAT LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL ROBOT
GIVE ME A NORMAL ROBOT THAT INSISTS ON BEING GENDER NEUTRAL BECAUSE IT’S STUPID TO ASSIGN GENDERS TO A ROBOT
GIVE ME A FEMALE-ASSIGNED ROBOT THAT INSISTS ON BEING GENDER NEUTRAL
GIVE ME A GENDER NEUTRAL ROBOT THAT PEOPLE DON’T CONSTANTLY REFER TO AS “HE”
In the imagined terrain of Mirch Masala, in some ways, the women metaphorically blind “the male gaze” which looked upon them as a hot spice. In the ﬁnal succession of shots, the Subedar is brought to his knees, reminiscent of Sonbai’s ﬁrst encounter with him, when full of his power as a man and a representative of the colonial power, he had ﬂirted with Sonbai; at the level of metaphor, the women destroy the power of his lustful gaze, at least temporarily.
[And] amid slow dissolves of showers of red chili powder and the Subedar screaming in pain, Sonbai with her sickle stands still in the foreground. In the rather abrupt concluding freeze-frame shot, she is seen in a medium close-up shot with the sickle in her hand. Perhaps Ketan Mehta wants us to see Sonbai as the leader of a successful rebellion. But the last image demands of the viewer further questions about the issues of power relations that govern women’s lives. The successful act of resistance of the women does not end here. The use of the chili powder has helped them recognize themselves as powerful agents who have only just begun their work. The sickle in Sonbai’s hand reinscribes the past history of similar peasant struggles onto the concluding freeze frame.
—BEHEROZE F. SHROFF Chili Peppers as Tools of Resistance: Ketan Mehta’s Mirch Masala
Make gender personal.
Make gender your own.
Make your gender uncomfortable for people who want to deny your autonomy.
Remove all social conceptions and norms from your gender.
cutevictim asked: Transmisogyny is misogyny and transphobia as they're experienced exclusively by trans women. Transphobia for trans women is NOT the same for trans men. Misogyny for trans women is NOT the same for cis women. Trans women are the most persecuted people in the lgbt community by a fucking long shot. They're far more likely to be raped, murdered, abused by cops, etc. The fact that you pretend transmisogyny isn't real and then try to be pretend to be an ally to trans women is fucking laughable.
i may have gotten confused on the term transmisogyny as its a term ive seen used against ftm’s in regards to them being trans, and also being misogynists (because by default if you are man you are a misogynist) thats my b totally for using it incorrectly though
meanwhile its kinda messed up that you believe mtfs have it worse than ftms. shit isnt a pissing contest and it kind of makes you an asshole to pit trans issues against one another like that.
You mean…I believe…in…reality? Because trans women are more likely to be raped or murdered or commit suicide? Because trans women are less likely to report abuse or assault because of discrimination from the justice system? How is acknowledging the fact that trans women (particularly trans woc) face a significantly higher degree of systemic discrimination ‘pitting issues against each other’? How is acknowledging facts pitting people against each other, especially when we’re acknowledging it because some ignorant little fucking idiot is trying to claim that transmisogyny isn’t real? How is acknowledging that men and women face different kinds of discrimination to different degrees playing people against each other? What the fuck are you even talking about? I am a trans man. I have nothing to gain by acknowledging the fact that I’m less likely than a trans woman to experience any of the above violence, while still having more resources allotted to me than trans women if I do experience it. Like you’re literally arguing we just shouldn’t acknowledge reality, what the fuck is that supposed to achieve? Other than further silencing and invalidating trans women.
uhhhhhhh everything youre saying about transwomen is still equally applicable to transmen so when i said its shitty of you to pit trans issues against one another like that i meant that statement as it was. transmen dont have it any easier than transwomen and the perceived differences are just that: differences in perception
Trans woman here. I’m old, I’ve known a lot of trans people.
You are really very incredibly wrong.
Trans women’s wages drop 1/3 on average after transition. Trans men’s wages go up. *jiggles the tip of the iceberg and says “daaaaayyyyyyum”*