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Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Dawn Okoro and the “Potential Ideal” | 30 Days Unchained: Day 21

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 21 1/30/13 | Inspiration: Dawn Okoro From law grad to NYC-based visual artist, Dawn Okoro made quite the career jump- and the art world is better for it. Her talent and creative genius need not been spoken of because they’re self-evident, the second you take a glance at her paintings. […]


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Friday 28 September, 2012

Body Paint: Visual Artist Dawn Okoro on Status, “Selfsploitation,” and Sexting

“Art chose me.” Inspiring words from artist Dawn Okoro, considering that she has a degree in psychology as well as a license to practice law attached to her name. Extremely talented and very intelligent, Dawn practices art out of a natural impulse to create. For Dawn, painting and drawing becomes very natural, almost like breathing. […]


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Friday 21 September, 2012

The Other Side of the Magic: Brazilian Graffiti Artist Ananda Nahu Revives the Fierce Female

Funky, fierce, and fabulous – three words I use to describe Brazilian graffiti artist Ananda Nahu‘s take on everything from soul singing icon Nina Simone to empowering black activist Angela Davis. Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Ananda’s vibrant pieces are carefully crafted designs that reflect the sultry colors and contagious beat of her culture. Painting […]


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Tuesday 21 August, 2012

At The Edge of Your Seat: How Lenelle Moïse Takes a Poet’s Approach to Playwriting

Eyes wide, spines straight, brows furrowed. Poet, playwright, and performance artist Lenelle Moïse enjoys when the audience is at the “edge of their seats.” Whether she’s bonding with the audience in her autobiographical one-woman show Womb Words, Thirsting or exploring the friendship of platonic soulmates in Expatriate, this 2012 Ruby Prize winner models openness, curiosity, […]


Monday 09 August, 2010

Honesty

There truly is liberation in honesty. Jill Scott was very open about her past sexual experiences in this 2008 piece from Def Poetry Jam. I think it shows the power of honesty–it led the way to her epiphany.


Thursday 10 December, 2009

She was Saartjie: Jessica Solomon Shares The Saartjie Project

Sara Baartman became popularly known as the “Hottentot Venus” throughout Europe in the 19th century. Many black women have been exposing her story, drawing connections between her experiences and their own, as well as identifying her by a different name–Saartjie. Jessica Solomon, along with other founding artists, formed The Saartjie Project, a Washington D.C. based performance collective […]


Friday 13 November, 2009

Longing to Tell, Needing to Be Heard-Mya B. Discusses “Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality in America”

Mya B. explores black women’s experiences and opinions about relationships, sex and sexuality in her provocative documentary film, Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality In America. Some of the content may be considered “graphic,” but her artistic choices are purposeful. In showing scenes of white slave-masters raping black women, females willingly engaging in sexual […]


Wednesday 23 September, 2009

Question of the Day: What do you think of pole dancing classes? Would you take a class?

There are many negative connotations associated with pole dancing. Check out this clip from Chris Rock: The first time I heard about pole dancing as a form of exercise, was from one of my students in Tokyo (I teach English as a Second Language online). When I first heard about it, I laughed and thought […]


Tuesday 01 September, 2009

Discover, Explore, Unleash: TaMara Campbell Discusses Beautifully Me

Live Unchained had the opportunity to ask TaMara Campbell a few questions about her business Beautifully Me. TaMara describes Beautifully Me as a company that offers empowering, creative and innovative services that include: The Art of Pole Dancing, eXotic Dance & Sensual Movement,the trademark class SEXYROBICS®, SeXy Education classes including HIV and STD workshops Women’s […]