Archive for January, 2011

Monday 31 January, 2011

“Know Who You Are”: Interview with Spoken Word Artist London Bridgez

“The entertainment business is filled with snakes. They will try to make you everything you are not if you don’t know who you are.” This is London Bridgez’s advice to emerging artists and I’m sure many can relate. As women of color continue to be mis-constructed, misunderstood and unheard, London is at work as both an […]

Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Please vote Live Unchained. Let’s show up, show out and shut it down!

As always, we need your love and support. It only takes 30 seconds to vote Live Unchained… We are in a competition to win seed money to develop our initiative as a non-profit organization. We’ve already developed a business plan, preliminary board of directors and short and long-term goals. We are ready to take our […]

Monday 24 January, 2011

“Learning by Looking”: Kenya (Robinson’s) Sound Stories on Art, Race and Emancipation

Kenya (Robinson) is an artist you should know, love and respect; We do, abundantly. In doing this interview, I was very impressed with the eloquence and creativity with which she expressed herself. While many conceptual artists have been considered too intellectual or un-relatable, Kenya stands outside that box and any other people could try to […]

Wednesday 05 January, 2011

A Colorful Painter and Spirit: The Work and Thoughts of Dawn Okoro

Live Unchained had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Dawn Okoro about her paintings and process. As seen in her work above, her pieces are strikingly vibrant, highlighting bold colors and embracing femininity and beauty. Using oil, acrylic, pencil and other mediums, she incorporates photography, collage, and ideas from popular culture. Dawn holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the […]

Saturday 01 January, 2011

“When you know better, you do better.”–Maya Angelou

2010 has been a trip in every sense of the word. As with 2009 we “smiled, laughed, made mistakes, networked, re-grouped, danced, wore bright colors, traveled, repeated mistakes, wrote poetry, video-chatted, got our hopes up, proof-read, got angry, read a lot, made time, received much love, learned about the Diaspora, strained our eyes, made ends meet” […]