Spirituality Category

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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 21 January, 2013

Creative Discovery: Delphine Diallo | 30 Days Unchained : Day 12

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 12 – 1/21/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Diallo Magic Photo Studio by Delphine Diallo To Parisian-born photographer Delphine Diallo, the beauty is in the details. By channeling her spirit into a creative outlet, Delphine has become an expert in translating raw human emotion into something tangible – a photograph. Speaking about […]


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Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Demystifying the Past: Cora Marshall on Spirituality, Heritage, & Re-Imagining Herstory

By turning inward and reflecting on past experiences, I always glean a spark of wisdom to shine the way for what lies ahead. But what happens when that past has been partially, if not completely, erased? For Washington D.C.-based artist Cora Marshall, the quest to rediscover herstory overflows into beautiful works of art. Centered in […]


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Monday 18 June, 2012

“Queendom”: A Pan-African/Norwegian Arts Collective, A Sisterhood, A Mindset

Editress’ Note: I decided to get a little off-the-chain with this introduction to our Queendom interview. I invited one of the most inspiring and unchained cultural workers, I know, Jess Solomon, to write the intro as a siren song to women of African descent around the world making collaborative artwork like the Pan-African Norway-based music […]


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Monday 31 October, 2011

Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom

Of her least satisfying work, Peju Alatise has said: “Nobody will ever see it. I’ll pour white paint on it and start over. So that does not exist.” The paintings, writings and sculptures that did make the cut illustrate ideas of love, femininity and religion. Most importantly, Peju’s art reflects her own lived experiences. When […]


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 […]


Tuesday 24 August, 2010

Living Unchained is a Journey

Guest post by Felicia Montgomery When I learned of Live Unchained and its focus on women of African descent, I think the image was rather literal in my head. Since the end of slavery, we have been living in a sense, unchained. Yet, I thought it was rather interesting to explore that thought, that question […]