Queen Elizabeth II and the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins arrive in a state carriage at Windsor Castle on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. This is the first official visit by the head of state of the Irish Republic to the United Kingdom.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
I also recently discovered that the first woman getting a university degree was italian, her name was Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. She wanted to get a theology degree but the University of Padova refused it. After a long fight she obtained what she wanted, but only in philosophy, not in theology.
It was the year 1710, and she was the first woman getting a Laurea.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. That sensibility is prevalent, even to this day.
I had to reconcile the real person and the character of Anne Boleyn as created in the text. For the actor, the text is your bible. You can try to put a spin on the nuances, but in the end our job is to be the vehicle of the text. But I got tired of flying the flag of Showtime in interviews, [justifying the show’s sexuality and inaccuracies] when in the pit of my stomach, I agreed wholly with what the interviewer was saying to me. I lost many hours of sleep, and actually shed tears during my portrayal of her, trying to inject historical truth into the script, trying to do right by this woman that I had read so much about. It was a constant struggle, because the original script had that tendency to polarize women into saint and whore. It wasn’t deliberate, but it was there.
I begged Michael Hirst to do it right in the second [season]. He listened to me because he knew I knew my history. And I remember saying to him: `Throw everything you’ve got at me. Promise me you’ll do that. I can do it. The politics, the religion, the personal stuff, throw everything you’ve got at me. I can take it.’ I wanted to show that she was a human being, a young woman placed in a really difficult and awful situation, manipulated by her father, the king, and circumstances, but that she was also feisty and interesting and had a point of view and tried to use her powers to advance what she believed in. And I wanted people to live with her, to live through her. To see her.”
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Top 15 Dress Countdown for Grace Kelly / Princess Grace by ihideinmymusic
#8. Red Lace Dress with Matching Bolero from Dial “M” for Murder
Designer: Edward Carrere or Moss Mabry [I have seen various sources cite one or the other.]
This dress is the standout piece in Dial “M” for Murder because of the gorgeous red color and lace. Red is one of my favorite colors (after pink) so the fact that this dress is red really helped boost my favor for it in addition to its great design. Grace looks beautiful in it with its flattering sweetheart neckline, fitted waist, full skirt, lace overlay and matching bolero. The bolero would’ve been slightly more flattering if it covered her shoulders a little bit more, but overall, it’s a gorgeous, glamorous look.graciemonaco: Delighted to see this dress on your list ! Grace looked so fabulous in red but it is not a colour she wore often so it was a treat to see her in this magnificent dress in Dial M For Murder ! It really showcased her blonde look, and the design was flawless ! Thanks for another beautiful selection from Grace’s wardrobe !