Physical Culture: Annette Kellerman


“Stand up to hypocrisy. If you don’t, the hypocrites will teach. Stand up to ignorance, because if you don’t, the ignorant will run free to spread ignorance like a disease. Stand up for truth. If you don’t, then there is no truth to your existence. If you don’t stand up for all that is right, then understand that you are part of the reason why there is so much wrong in the world.” Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Annette Kellerman Posing
Image: Annette Kellerman promoted Women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit (1907). She was arrested for indecency.

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