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Friday 31 October, 2014

How words can heal you: Alex Elle on writing and finding herself

For some, writing comes naturally. Not just any writing, good writing. The writing others read and are moved by. The writing that acts like a mirror for people’s complicated hearts, complicated lives, offering both solace and illumination. These craftsmen and women are always asked about the source of their genius: How did you get to […]


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Monday 15 September, 2014

Ingrid Lafleur on Art and Pleasure

A native of Detroit and a family of artists, Ingrid Lafleur is a dedicated creative whose work is intent on bringing art to the “masses.” An art curator, hosting shows and exhibitions in cities as far-flung as Paris and Johannesburg, Lafleur wants to make visual art accessible, as ubiquitous “as music or fashion.” Her art […]


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Sunday 25 November, 2012

Meet Your Black Girl Geeks!

The women we are about to introduce have everything it takes to be a ‘G’ and then some. Shout out Live Unchained’s Black Girl Geeks with us on Twitter and Instagram (@liveunchained), using the hashtag #geekunchained. When it came to honoring hard working women creatives, the ultimate geeks of their crafts, you all showed up. […]


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Wednesday 21 November, 2012

For Colored Girls who Broke the Glass Ceiling when a Ladder Was Not Enuf

Editress’ Note: Live Unchained is proud to support Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) in celebrating National Arts & Humanities month this December. In this post, co-founder Alison McNeil shares what you can expect from WOCA’s first “Creative Conversation” explores the importance of mentorship and entrepreneurship in breaking through plateaus in artistic growth. We’ll […]


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Thursday 29 December, 2011

What Naysayers Do For Me: My Imaginary Talk With Michel Martin

Michel Martin is an accomplished journalist who hosts my favorite show on NPR, Tell Me More. Earlier this month, I dreamt she and I discussed haters. I used to listen to her show, a lot online (especially the Barbershop and Can I Just Tell You pieces), that aside, I can’t explain how or why I […]


Monday 22 August, 2011

Project Media Muse Complete: Get your free “unchained” PDF!

Much thanks to everyone who participated in our latest creative collab project, “Media Muse.” We asked you all to show up online via Twitter, Facebook and, here, on our blog, to tell us how you would finish this sentence: “You’re unchained when…” We then invited some of our favorite illustrators, cartoonists and designers to create […]


Tuesday 31 May, 2011

You’re unchained when…/#youreunchainedwhen

Well, how would you finish this statement? You’re unchained when…. We’d love to hear from you. Tell us by posting a comment below this post. Also, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag: #youreunchainedwhen to share. We’ll be tweeting your insights all day. The conversation has already started on Twitter and we’re thrilled that you […]


Thursday 19 May, 2011

The Illustrated Guide to Epic Fulfillment

Great people don’t make amazing projects, amazing projects make great people. I’ve known that somewhat for a while, but now it’s clicked. Here’s how I put two and two together… I’ve been doing more self-reflection, readings on personal growth and journaling. Osho’s article on restlessness really resonated with me, especially his description of life’s drama. It’s […]