LOST FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

remembering women who's friendships we've lost too soon.

darksilenceinsuburbia:

“Ana Mendieta died at just 36 years old, but the imprint of her life digs deeper than most. Mendieta’s work occupies the indeterminate space between land, body and performance art, refusing to be confined to any one genre while working to expand the horizons of them all. With the immediacy of a fresh wound and the weightlessness of a half-remembered song, Mendieta’s artwork remains as haunting and relevant today as ever.”

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Anne Frank at 85: What would she have become had she lived?

Anne Frank would have turned 85 years old Thursday. It was on June 12, 1942, her 13th birthday, that she received the red-and-white checked diary. Not long after, she and her parents and sister, along with four others, went into hiding in the attic of a house in Amsterdam. Two years later, someone betrayed them […]

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Two teenage girls in northern India were gang-raped, strangled to death by their attackers, and then hanged from a mango tree in the fields of their village. Residents of the village in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh found the girls Wednesday, hours after they disappeared Tuesday night from their homes, according to police.

The girls, cousins aged 14 and 16, had headed to the fields to use the bathroom as they did not have one at home, the AP reported.

Government reports show that a rape happens every 22 minutes in India;
Over half a billion Indians lack access to toilets. Women often face sexual assault when seeking out clean bathroom space.

twiceassure:

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
—   Frida Kahlo

twiceassure:

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.

—   Frida Kahlo

(Source: naddynagirna, via darksilenceinsuburbia)

halftheskymovement:

After her daughter, then 23, disappeared 12 years ago, the likely victim of sex traffickers, Susana Trimarco began a search for justice that continues to this day. She has also helped numerous others in the process, becoming a guardian to 129 former sex slaves and helping to make sex trafficking part of Argentina’s national agenda.  For her trouble, Susana has had her house set on fire and has twice escaped being run over. But she will not give up. “The desperation of a mother blinds you,” she said. “It makes you fearless.” Read more about Trimarco and her organization, Fundación María de los Ángeles, in the New York Times. 

halftheskymovement:

After her daughter, then 23, disappeared 12 years ago, the likely victim of sex traffickers, Susana Trimarco began a search for justice that continues to this day. She has also helped numerous others in the process, becoming a guardian to 129 former sex slaves and helping to make sex trafficking part of Argentina’s national agenda.

For her trouble, Susana has had her house set on fire and has twice escaped being run over. But she will not give up. “The desperation of a mother blinds you,” she said. “It makes you fearless.”

Read more about Trimarco and her organization, Fundación María de los Ángeles, in the New York Times

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

Camille Lepage (January 28, 1988 – May 9, 2014), French photojournalist.

Camille Lepage was a 26 year old French photojournalist. She moved to South Sudan in 2012 to pursue her interest in “places in the shadow, where crisis take place but where the media often remain silent.” On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, her body, along with the bodies of 4 villagers, was found in a car driven by Christian anti-balaka militia. Officials believe she was most likely ambushed.