African Women Category

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Wednesday 17 December, 2014

What mermaids wish you knew: Nijla Mumin discusses fantasy and folklore in Deluge

In the spirit of magical realist films like “Eve’s Bayou,” Nijla Mumin’s “Deluge” blends coming of age drama and fantasy to explore traumatic memories. In a post BP oil spill New Orleans, 15-year old Tiana witnesses the mass drowning of her friends. After struggling with the decision not to jump in, she must decide if […]


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Thursday 04 December, 2014

The gift that is not ours to squander: Delphine Diallo reveals new icons and indomitable spirit

The drama, layers and coherence of Delphine Diallo’s photography could lead you to believe the photos were meticulously planned and laboriously edited. But that’s not the case. The real effort goes into her own personal and spiritual growth, which Diallo says shapes all of her work, ‘Most of my shoots are intuitive and they can’t […]


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Thursday 25 September, 2014

Afropolitan furniture: When Spanish antiques get an African identity and feminine touch

What does a chemist and a television journalist have to with furniture design? At Live Unchained, we love people who forge novel paths, especially when these paths are not only new because of what they create, but also when they’re untried career and artistic trajectories in the lives of the people who tread them. It […]


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Thursday 17 July, 2014

Moving Forward: Peju Alatise on Art, Nigeria, and Responsibility #BringBackOurGirls

The story makes the headlines; the people pay attention-they tweet and share and spread the hashtags. Interest wanes, attention’s diverted. The story dies out. But it doesn’t. To the people involved, it doesn’t. On April 15th of this year, Boko Haram, an alleged* terrorist organization in northern Nigeria, kidnapped 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary […]


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Tuesday 03 June, 2014

30 Women Creators We Love Part II #30WCR8

Yesterday we introduced you to the first 5 of 30 women creators we love. In partnership with The Nu Black and African & Afro-Diaspora Art Talks (AADAT), Live Unchained continues today with 5 more amazing artists of different genres, from different parts of the world. We hope you’ll spread the word about these talented women […]


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Wednesday 23 October, 2013

“Mother of George” Exclusive Giveaway for Live Unchained Supporters

BIG thanks to everyone who contributed to Live Unchained’s “Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful” campaign! Your support is priceless. As a donor, you are a part of a growing community of inspiring artists, taste-makers and activists around the world who want to see more diverse artists and conversations in art and media. You also join brands […]


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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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Saturday 26 January, 2013

Bergitta Victor Revealed | 30 Days Unchained: Day 17

30 DAYS UNCHAINED/#30 UNCHAINED | DAY 17  1/26/13 | INSPIRATION: BERGITTA VICTOR Just when you think you’ve figured out Bergitta Victor‘s style, she surprises you. When I first heard her debut single, “Say Love,” from her latest album, So Happy, I thought I had her music pegged—bohemian folk with an inspiring message. I expected the […]


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Thursday 24 January, 2013

Art of a Woman: Jaimee Todd | 30 Days Unchained : Day 15

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Jaimee Todd As a self-taught painter and photographer, Jaimee Todd  has learned how to transfer the range of her emotions, into colorful art. Jaimee’s influences, which include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and pan-African and Native American aesthetics, translate into an artform that is completely her […]