Posted By admin on November 11, 2011
Because apparently I live on Tumblr, I come across interesting historical bits that I doubt I would have found on other media. I get such things on a lesser degree on Twitter, but let’s just say Tumblr is summat superior.
Now, I can’t perfectly vet these Tumblrs, so I don’t know how accurate they are or how good they are as representations. I do try to pick Tumblrs that are run by POC, and POCs who identify specifically with that history they are showcasing, but I can’t always tell identity just by what they choose to reblog or feature. I also try to pick Tumblrs that have text-heavy posts, rather than just pictures.
So anyway, linkage:
Fuck Yeah Africa
- pretty self-explanatory title, dealing with as much of the African continent as it can muster, from all time periods. There are sometimes biographies, and picture posts of period art.
I Am So Goth I Was Born Black
– provin’ the haters who think black people can’t pull off goth and lolita fashion r rong. Also a fantastic aggregate of fashion shots centering black goths which one might not see as much anywhere else.
Fuck Yeah Asian/Pacific Islander History
– Pretty self-explanatory title, too. APIA is, I feel, pretty specific to Asian-American history, which I don’t really identify with since I didn’t grow up with this (to me, the Pacific Islands are very different; the histories entwine here in America).
Fuck Yeah Mexico
– A lot of this Tumblr is in Spanish, which I think is pretty awesome. I don’t feel the need to understand every single thing that comes across my dash, and when you come from a multi-lingual environment, you eventually learn that it’s okay to not understand everything, that it’s okay to not get access to some aspects of culture. (This is why I get deeply aggravated at people who go all “well if you don’t post in English how am I supposed to learn about you??” You don’t have to know, to show respect.)
Fuck Yeah Latin American History
– Yeah, you know that thing where people say “America” when they really mean “U.S.A.”? Turns out the American continent, you know, comprises of more than the U.S.A.
Fuck Yeah Dynastic China
- I like the music posts in this one, which not only gives the transliteration of the title, but also the characters and the translation, plus cultural context of the piece.