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On Being Authentic: A Tale of Two Women

Queen Elizabeth, the last of the Tudor Monarchs, daughter to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was born September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree,  a slave in Hurley, New York. While her exact date of birth is unknown, it's believed to have been around 1797.

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A History of Beaded Jewelry: Ancient to Contemporary

What exactly is a bead? One definition offered by Merriam Webster is "a small piece of material pierced for threading on a string or wire (as in a rosary)." Throughout history, they've been used for spiritual/devotional purposes, as worry beads, gaming beads, for medicinal purposes, and as a form of currency. They're considered to be one of the oldest forms of trade in history.

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Grapheme-Color Synesthesia by Sam Mohan + Param Sahib

Grapheme-Color Synesthesia is a neurological disorder where the affected individual experiences letters, numbers or words as colors. It's a condition present in 2-4% of the population. Photographer Sam Mohan collaborates with designer Param Sahibto in this colorful fashion shoot photographed in Bangalore, India.

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