#Tbt At a certain point in my life, I decided that I wanted to go far away to somewhere I didn't speak the language. I looked up countries with the fewest rapes + decided to go to Malta in search of temple ruins. Then I told a stranger that I wanted to go so far into the sea that I couldn't see the shore, so he took me to Dwerja Bay. I used to feel timid, which sounds crazy to anyone who knows me, but true story. I found out that I am brave once I started roaming.
In 1922, Bessie Coleman broke barriers and became the world's first black woman to earn a pilot's license. Previously, the U.S denied her entry into aviation school, so she learned French and moved to France to earn her license. After seven months, Coleman earned her license from Caudron Brother's School of Aviation. When Coleman returned to the U.S. she specialized in stunt flying and parachuting. In 1922, she became the first African-American woman in America to make a public flight. #blackhistorymonth ✊🏿 // February is Black History Month and we’re celebrating by honoring women who have fought hard for justice and equality and advocated for progress in the black community.