Irma (short film)
Irma Gonzalez is an old ‘luchadora’ (female wrestler) who bears the marks of a life spent battling in the ring, performing daredevil moves. Every day she goes to the gym to rehearse the moves that made her a star. Children watch her curiously. Somewhere in the distance, a song plays: Irma was once a singer, too. In her memory, grainy images of old television clips flicker. Shot in Mexico City, the film is a tender portrait of the multi-talented luchadora and an unusual meditation on athleticism and aging.
Interview with director of Irma, Charles Fairbanks.
I detect no lies.
It really angers & disgusts me the way black women’s bodies are demonized and white women’s bodies are a sign of all that’s pure. The amount of hate that Nicki Is getting (especially from black men & women) for this image is astounding. But, like she clearly illustrated, had it been a white woman it would’ve been all good.
I’m here for black women, whether they wanna be covered from head to toe or completely ass nekkid. It’s their choice & they all deserve respect.
New Yorkers gather to protest Israeli military assault in #Gaza during a rally at #Foley Square July 24, 2014 where they will read aloud over hundred names of the Palestinian children that killed in Israelis assault, before march through lower #Manhattan. #NYC #PrayForGaza #SavePalestine #Israel
"if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands"