For this Wednesday, we have a series of stories for you…from Humans of New York:
Tattletales From Tanqueray
Be sure you read each of these Instagram post in full before you move on to the next one. That is extremely important…because you don’t want to miss anything! So click each link, that way you will be certain to get the full caption for each thread.
Every now and then,Humans of New Yorkproduces a story that moves us with its humanity. One such story is that of a former stripper, Tanqueray. If you’re not familiar, Humans of New York is an ongoing portrait series by photographer Brandon Stanton and he’s been working on it for nearly a decade. Posting the project onFacebookandInstagram, some stories are filled with humor while others are gut-wrenching. But few stories are as captivating as this one.
Kicked out of her home by her mother after becoming pregnant at 17 years old, Tanqueray rose from the ashes and went on to study fashion at FIT. She would later make costumes for strippers and porn stars. A regular in NYC’s drag scene, she hung out with the most fashionable gays and queens in all of New York. Back in the seventies, she was the only Black dancer making “white girl money.” She danced in clubs frequented by so many mobsters that she started learning Italian. She fed cherries she pulled from her g-string to paying customers. She was a badass and you wish you were that cool.
And with that…the legendary Tanqueray became a hit on Humans of New York, and social media.
As you can see, the amount raised has been substantial. The whole story, including the tales told…are truly amazing.
So kick back and check out…
The Tattletales From Tanqueray
You can follow the tales via Twitter:
(1/32) “Tanqueray, Tanqueray, Tanqueray. When this photo was taken, ten thousand men in New York City knew that name. My signature meant something to them. They’d line up around the block whenever I was dancing in Times square…" #TattletalesFromTanqueraypic.twitter.com/MC5nuwbGPs
The Sky Dancing banner headline uses a snippet from a work by artist Tashi Mannox called 'Rainbow Study'. The work is described as a" study of typical Tibetan rainbow clouds, that feature in Thanka painting, temple decoration and silk brocades". dakinikat was immediately drawn to the image when trying to find stylized Tibetan Clouds to represent Sky Dancing. It is probably because Tashi's practice is similar to her own. His updated take on the clouds that fill the collection of traditional thankas is quite special.
You can find his work at his website by clicking on his logo below. He is also a calligraphy artist that uses important vajrayana syllables. We encourage you to visit his on line studio.
I could not bring myself to post anything about the disgusting newsy “things” going on today. But please feel free to discuss it in the comments…
Fuck Donald tRump!
Ms Tanqueray giving up the Temptations and James Brown:
Hope y’all saw what she said about Bloomingdales executive:
Ted Cruz blocked a Senate resolution to honor NOTORIOUS RBG!
They hate her – to them she’s a murderess.
Whereas murdering 200,000 people by covid-19 is fine.
So this is a little scary. My neighbor and her daughter and I have all had to submit mail-in ballot applications twice. We all vote in the Democratic primaries so they know we’re Democrats. We still don’t have our ballots, but we got form-letters informing us that we have received the ballots. We have not.
In Georgia you can vote in person if you don’t get the ballot, by signing an affidavit you’ve only voted once.
My neighbor is 77 and should be receiving these ballots automatically by now. I qualify for automatic absentee ballots this year for the first time.
None of us wants to risk voting in person but I will if I have to.
Funny how this shit is happening in red states. Heard that people in NOLA have had something similar happen. No absentee ballots even though it was allegedly sent. Dakinikat, have you heard anything like this?
Well, here and Kentucky, they’ve closed on line voter registration for “updates” which basically takes one day out of the way for registering to vote at the very last minute.
They’ve done everything down here in Louisiana to block on line voting.
Our SOS is a Republican Maggot Asshole
I’m in GA and the same thing has happened to me! I’ve requested a ballot for the third time but have not received one. I am not wanting to go in-person because of health issues. So very discouraging.
We could have had this.
No charges for Breonna Taylor’s murderers.
So as per usual the city sticks up the tax payers for some “shut up and go away money” but no officers are at all accountable for Breonna Taylor’s murder.
We have seen this over and over and they still don’t get why blacky is in the streets.
We can be killed with impunity.
I know it is not just blacky who the police kill without consequence but I guess we gotr sick of it first.
I am waiting for the all lives matter folks to come over to our side of the protest line and tell the cops enough is e-fucking-nough.
What I don’t understand is the Attorney General is a black man. He’s Republican though.
(posted down below ’cause I didn’t reload the page first and so didn’t see your comment.)
Kentucky court idea of “justice.” The state’s AG is a black Republican man.
Of course they trot out a black on the payroll.
A big part of the outrage is specifically due to the fact that these events are like one of those infinity mirror pictures where the same goes on over and over forever.
It is like the no justice verdict for Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown but every 30 days or so forever, as far Back as you can remember and going forward as far as you can imagine.
Rich white man realizes he let out how racist he is and is very, very, sorry. Uh-huh. All he had to do was look up the business graduates from the HBCUs.
Sniff, sniff…what is that smell? Is the Reichstag on fire?
Well, here’s some good news amidst the fresh hells.