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#art/#history: you know you've got your life's work cut out for you when your parents name you after the father of french enlightenment, voltaire. writer, orator, intellect, atheist, anarchist, abolitionist, feminist: voltairine de cleyre rose above & beyond the aspirations that were conferred upon her by her namesake. she agitated herself all the way to the age of 45, when she succumbed to septic meningitis #otd in 1912. she & her friend, emma goldman, are nestled near one another at waldheim cemetary in illinois.

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