Ask me anything   Submit   i am fyahblaze.you.me.shining bright!

twitter.com/fyahblaze2011:

    fuckyeahafricanmythology:

Saint Anastasia Escrava
Anastasia, holy Anastasia,
You who were borne by Yemenja, our mother,
Give us the strength to struggle each day
So we may never become slaves, 
So that, like you, we may be rebellious creatures
May it be so. Amen
The above is an image of Brazilian folk saint Escrava Anastacia (Anastacia the Slave), the daughter of an African princess in colonial Brazil who was reputed to work miracles and be a model of virtue in her own lifetime. Renowned for her beauty and her beautiful blue eyes, she is said to have often exclaimed, “eu não sou escrava” (I am not a slave). The popular image is of her muzzled with an iron mask which many believe was a punishment for the refusal of her master’s sexual advances. She more than likely died of gangrene from wearing that mask, and is said to have forgiven her oppressors before her death.

    fuckyeahafricanmythology:

    Saint Anastasia Escrava

    Anastasia, holy Anastasia,

    You who were borne by Yemenja, our mother,

    Give us the strength to struggle each day

    So we may never become slaves,

    So that, like you, we may be rebellious creatures

    May it be so. Amen

    The above is an image of Brazilian folk saint Escrava Anastacia (Anastacia the Slave), the daughter of an African princess in colonial Brazil who was reputed to work miracles and be a model of virtue in her own lifetime. Renowned for her beauty and her beautiful blue eyes, she is said to have often exclaimed, “eu não sou escrava” (I am not a slave). The popular image is of her muzzled with an iron mask which many believe was a punishment for the refusal of her master’s sexual advances. She more than likely died of gangrene from wearing that mask, and is said to have forgiven her oppressors before her death.

    (via forbrowngirls)

    — 1 year ago with 839 notes
    #Saint Anastasia Escrava  #Brazilian folk saint  #Anastacia the Slave  #submission 
    1. kidmusclefan reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    2. keepingupwiththesenchaks reblogged this from hawskill
    3. hawskill reblogged this from niczka
    4. niczka reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    5. magazinestacks reblogged this from fuckyeahafricanmythology
    6. mintslice reblogged this from bandoras
    7. bandoras reblogged this from ronniescandyshoppe
    8. maxi4ever reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    9. kicktherock reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    10. itumbleinsecret reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    11. lionesssala reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    12. sheherweuscierra reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    13. madamebluprint reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    14. natoyaista reblogged this from fyblackwomenart and added:
      Too perfect!!! Amazing art
    15. chikpdgrie reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    16. livvygigggles reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    17. itsjustafeeling178 reblogged this from fyblackwomenart
    18. spiraflo reblogged this from fyblackwomenart