So much beauty, hidden, all but forgotten.

16 Feb

I keep seeing posts and articles with some of these photographs, along with the video below and others like it, and every time I’m amazed at the beauty portrayed in them.

I am also saddened to see how little we know about these people, and how their lives and their stories have been erased to the point that, going by the written history, is as if they had never been.

Let us become aware of the systematic erasure of entire groups and types of human beings–and fight it.

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5 Responses to “So much beauty, hidden, all but forgotten.”

  1. Bona Caballero 17/02/2016 at 11:56 AM #

    Amen.
    But I’m optimistic.
    Those stories will be told, I’m sure. Sooner or later.
    In the romance genre, things like Courtney Milan‘s Talk Sweetly to Me or KJ Charles new series, Rags and Bones were not something that would have been written five or ten years ago.

    • azteclady 17/02/2016 at 12:00 PM #

      Or, if they were, were not available to many people beyond the author’s real life/intimate circle.

      The internet has many drawbacks, but it has allowed people who lived isolated lives to reach out and realize they are not alone, that there are others who share their history, circumstances, beliefs, etc.

      Yes, I’m hopeful as well.

  2. Alex Hurst 20/02/2016 at 7:32 AM #

    It really is fascinating. I agree with Bona, too. These stories, which persist in spite of the attempts to erase them, are getting told. I just watched a video (not related on any front except it was a Man’s History) on Mary Seacole, who was a really amazing woman:

    • azteclady 06/03/2016 at 8:20 AM #

      Sorry for the delay in responding–I just saw this. Thank you so much for sharing it, it’s a wonderful homage to an exceptional soul.

      • Alex Hurst 07/03/2016 at 4:41 PM #

        No problem at all. Thank you for sharing it to begin with. 🙂

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