Bayard Rustin was a leader in many social movements such as; the civil rights movement, socialism, non violence resistance as well as the gay rights movements. Unfortunately more often than not queer folks are almost completely erased from our history. *Swipe left*
Our history tends to be predominantly male dominated, so in honour of black Herstory I’d like to recognize Jacci Gresham one of the oldest documented woman tattoo artist.
When Jacci Gresham went into business in 1976, she was the first black female tattoo artist not only in New Orleans but in the U.S. The path that led her to owning the oldest tattoo shop in Louisiana — a career that's earned her recognition from some of the most famous artists in the tattoo business — was full of watery U-turns and eraser marks... (To see her full story check out the link in my bio)