Archive for February, 2013

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Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Do your friends know how Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful you are?…

We can’t thank you enough for supporting Live Unchained’s vision for “Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful, an awards ceremony honoring poet Warsan Shire and women artists across the African diaspora. We’re working hard to spread the word about the campaign, but we need your hep as we reach out to creative minds and organizations. So, please […]


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Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Inspired by The Poetry of Warsan Shire, Design Students Launch Art Campaign

When a poem is visualized, you can relate to it in new ways. We’re happy to have the support of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graphic Design department in our “Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful” crowdfunding campaign at www.indigegogo.com/liveunchained. Graphic Design students read several poems by Warsan Shire and created artwork based on the lines […]


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Friday 08 February, 2013

Warsan Shire Inspires Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful Campaign | 30 Days Unchained: Day 30

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 30 2/6/13 | Inspiration: Warsan Shire We close the 30 Days Unchained/#30unchained countdown with the talented London-based, Kenyan-raised, Somali poet, Warsan Shire. Inspired by a line from Warsan’s poem, “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love,” we need your help in putting on a truly “Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful” event… […]


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Thursday 07 February, 2013

The Power of Digital Sisterhood | 30 Days Unchained: Day 29

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 28 2/6/13 | Inspiration: The Women of Live Unchained Kathryn Buford (Chief Visionary Officer), Jess Solomon (Connectivity Director), Sam Vernon (Outreach Director), Nesrien Hamid (Multimedia Journalism Intern) [Not pictured (but there in spirit): Kristen Nicole (Chief Technology Officer), Jaimee Todd (Legal Advisor), Kathy Chamberlain (Operations Advisor), Alison McNeil (Business Advisor), […]


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Wednesday 06 February, 2013

Kristen Nicole Tells Artists to Dream in Digital | 30 Days Unchained: Day 28

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 28 2/6/13 | Inspiration: Kristen Nicole An influential voice on technology, social media and all things “Big Data,” Kristen Nicole wants women of color to see just how powerful the Internet can be in building your brand, network and dreams. In our interview, she also discusses why we are only […]


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Tuesday 05 February, 2013

Delphine Fawundu on Beauty | 30 Days Unchained: Day 27

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 27 2/5/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Fawundu-Buford Skillful and honest, Delphine Fawundu-Buford is a photographer whose work attempts to capture truth. Delphine’s documentary-style uses raw imagery to explore various themes including gender, identity and community. A well-known name in photography, Delphine has photographed artists like Nneka, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. She […]


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Monday 04 February, 2013

Alicia Anabel Santos on Discovering Afro-Latino Heritage | 30 Days Unchained: Day 26

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 26 2/4/13 | Inspiration: Alicia Anabel Santos Alicia Anabel Santos wondered why Afro-latinos are hardly acknowledged latin American society and history and committed herself to understanding why. Fellow explorer of the African presence in Latin America, Renzo Devia, invited her to contribute to a documentary series, “Afro-latinos: The Untaught Story,” […]


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Sunday 03 February, 2013

Jemila Abdulai on Making a Difference | 30 Days Unchained: Day 25

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 25 2/3/13 | Inspiration: Jemila Abdulai Young, brilliant, driven, Jemila Abdulbai is quite the well-rounded individual, with an inspiring passion to change the world. A journalist focused on African development issues and editor of her blog Circumspecte, she recognizes the influence and responsibility of the media to affect positive change. […]


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Saturday 02 February, 2013

Jepchumba Reveals The Truth About Artists | 30 Days Unchained: Day 24

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 24 2/2/13 | Inspiration: Jepchumba When Jepchumba, a Kenyan digital artist, found a general dearth of African productions in the digital media industry, she created African Digital Art, a virtual community for African visual artists to connect and cooperate. She believed in the power of the collective and utilized modern […]


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Friday 01 February, 2013

Kesha Bruce on Facing Your Fear | 30 Days Unchained: Day 23

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 23 2/1/13 | Inspiration: Kesha Bruce Often art and business are posited as polar opposites; the two even supposedly reside on different regions in our brain, art on the right, business on the left. But Kesha Bruce exists to prove all of us wrong. A painter and a collage artist, […]