Live Unchained hosted an international reggae poster exhibition at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC. Featuring the best from over 2,000 entries from 90 countries, you're in for a visual treat.
Here are just a few pieces from last year and this year's exhibition:
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Live Unchained is preparing to bring London-based Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer, Warsan Shire, to Washington, DC for the first Live Unchained annual awards ceremony, "Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful". If you've missed previous posts about Live Unchained my collaborations with them and interviews, including one with co-founder and "Chief Visionary Officer" (love that!), Kathryn Buford, then you need to check out this international arts organisation for women across the African diaspora.
Continue reading “Women are Terrifying, Strange and Beautiful: In Celebration of International Women’s Day”
If you've been reading the blog a while, you'll recall me mentioning Live Unchained – an initiative to celebrate women artists across the African Diaspora and represent our collective and individual creativity. As they approach their 4th anniversary, they're calling us to help celebrate with a series of creative challenges dubbed 30 Unchained (#30unchained).
Continue reading “30 Unchained: 30 Creative Women from Across the Diaspora Inspire Live Unchained’s Interactive Anniversary Challenge”
I'm really excited about today's interview with Live Unchained Co-Founder and PhD candidate, Kathryn Buford. Live Unchained is a global arts and media initiative featuring black women artists and writers across the African diaspora. I virtually met Kathryn earlier this year when she approached me for an interview and since then, we've been exchanging ideas, finding opportunities to collaborate and sharing life experiences. Despite the thousands of miles between us, we've become friends and I'm really honoured to know this inspiring, intelligent, thoughtful woman and to share her story with you.
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I love collaborating with the wonderful peeps at arts and media initiative Live Unchained. I recently helped them design a PDF capturing the results from their recent "Media Muse" creative collab project. You can find out more about it, as well as download it for free, on their blog.
Continue reading “You’re unchained when … (& bring Live Unchained to SXSW!)”
Everyone appears to want to live unchained. Whether they say they want to be rich, successful, famous, or the most seemingly elusive of them all - free. Many consider
these things as fairly unattainable yet useful for target practice and anecdote. They are things that are relegated to someday if I'm lucky or eventually when...
There is another story. One where we cast our eyes back to the present and realise that we are achieving wealth, success, acknowledgement and joy right now. The £20
note you find in the pocket of jeans you haven't worn for ages. The completion of that challenging and exciting project you've been working on. A thank you from
somebody who enjoyed the article we wrote or the point we made. Doing that thing we love that makes us feel on top of the world.
As simple as dancing. Existing within my body as an experience of creating and being art.
And the point of my long-winded reflection: I'm so happy to be collaborating with all the amazing women over at Live Unchained. Check out my guest post this week:
"Through my body, I live unchained."
Live Unchained have published an interview with me, discussing art, vision and life unchained. I'm so honoured to be part of such a wonderful project. Check out their blog for the interview which, also includes a video (excuse the state of my studio! Um, and, um, gosh, my goofy expressions :).