In honor of the two conflicting holidays
I saw this on the bus and I was losing my shit in the back and people kept staring at me
I have gotten another large round of requests to do another typewriter print sale, so, your wish is my command. Go here for more info:
Thank you so much for all your support, means more than I can say.
I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax evasion
Photo by Santiago Forero
Using film, visual art, dance and poetry, A Different Mirror provides a platform for Women of Colour artists to explore the conflicts about how we see ourselves versus how we are seen.
The 3 day exhibition and educational activities confront these crucial questions about the systems or structures that shape our relationship to our bodies and its connection to our identities. It holds up a mirror to see and know ourselves differently.
Exhibition Public Opening Times:
Saturday 26th April 2014 10 am – 5pm
Sunday 27th April 2014 12 pm – 5pm
Featuring works by: Indigo Williams, Lesley Asare, Sanaa Hamid, Nasreen Raja, Sarina Leah Mantle, Wasma Mansour, Uchenna Dance, Patricia Kaersenhout, and Ng’endo Mukii, Aowen Jin, Janine ‘j*9′ Francois, Clare Eluka, and Emerzy Corbin.
Reflections: Art as a Tool for Healing
Saturday 26th of April 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm £7.50 (early bird £6.50)
This artist seminar explores the ways in which art can be used to heal and empower ourselves and others. It offers insight into different artistic mediums and how these artists have used their practices for reclamation and transformation.
Featuring a performance by writer Yrsa Daley-Ward, talks by Indigo Williams (poet) and Lesley Asare (visual and performance artist) of I Shape Beauty, and a panel discussion featuring Sharmila Chauhan, Aowen Jin, Vicki Igbokwe (Uchenna Dance) and Bola Agbaje.
Book your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reflections-art-as-a-tool-for-healing-tickets-11083233249?ref=ebtnebtckt
Photos by Rowena Gordon Photography
Originally a (en)slave(d) woman, she was freed by the abolition of slavery in 1794 during the French revolution. When slavery was reintroduced on Guadeloupe by Napoleon in 1802, she joined Louis Delgrès call to fight for her freedom and took part in the Battle of the 18 May 1802.
She was captured and executed by hanging after being granted to wait out her pregnancy.
I sometimes get questions (well quite often) about how I stayed on track and I achieved this, how I dealt with falling off track and how I stayed focused.
I think sometimes people think that I just kept going and I didn’t have horrible days and I didn’t have 6 months ‘off’ due to illness. That I didn’t have the odd week here and there weren’t days where I didn’t wanna get up so I just stayed in bed and ate pizza and chocolate. I did, I made sure I had soul days and they happened more often than you think.
What I am trying to say is that you haven’t failed until you stop getting up. You haven’t failed until the day that you stop getting back on your feet and stopped looking for that strength.
Take every single day as it comes, don’t think about the end result and just focus on changing your life to one where you can be happier and you will feel better. Don’t punish yourself for taking time out and don’t ever feel guilty for just doing whatever the hell you wanna do, congratulate yourself for working so hard that you feel you deserve that time.
I loved myself in the first picture (it took me a very long time) and I love myself now and that’s the key to success in anything you do - believe that you are worthy enough of succeeding and you will… if you just face the fear and remember that success & greatness is small efforts day in and day out then you will get there.
Baby steps. You can do this.
Speechless ! ^^
Watching your journey has been so inspiring. I can’t believe how far you’ve come, holy progress batman!
reblogging for the awesome caption
this post inspired and helped me more than all the others I’ve seen here. I will never not reblog this and I will think of this every day until I have what I want.
I am so glad I can help somewhat!
Book jacket for Spiegel & Grau | Art Director: Greg Mollica | Designer: Thomas Ng | Illustrator: Molly Crabapple | Published 2014