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I created with #harmattantales an undertone of storytelling by focusing on dress codes of Muslim women in Accra. The notion of being completely veiled is an intriguing juxtaposition given the ebbs and flows of modern life, where practicality reigns supreme. The brightly colored garments of Hausa women in Ghana are not just an aesthetic statement, but they also determine the aesthetic feel of the market place where these women shop and work. To achieve these works, I have entered the intimate private spaces of these women’s lives, following them with gentle curiosity to capture moments and situations, which sparkle vibrantly...giving the spectator space to let the imagination wonder what stories the scenery is telling and focusing on the politics and aesthetics of the hijab, a detail, which is both to me: stunning and disruptive and became an even bigger “Politikum” after the Trump travel ban.
For the video installation ‘After the Prayer/Before the Prayer’ 2018 I captured moments with Zullaiha who allowed me to record our weekly walks with the video camera. Her personal decision to veil herself with the niqāb, which happened the first time in her family is also an exceptional image for Ghana. She inspired me in our conversations with her modern mind and her love to the Islam to create this video installation, which consists of one large projection and 4 small screens composed in a dark room.
Another great achievement for our gallery with this special recognition for our commitment to making a better place in our community. It's wonderful when our vision it's shared and we cannot wait to create more wonderful projects that are going to stand as a strong legacy for the generations to come.We stand to make a difference through art as this is our mission and hopefully with the help of more sponsors we will continue creating more magic, bring more smiles and colour in a world that sometimes can be very sad.#barkinganddagenhamchamberofcommercebusinesswards ,@lbbdcouncil #herstory ,#strongwomen ,#artistsleaders ,#arts , #artistsoninstagram , #artisttogether ,#art
Another great achievement for our gallery with this special recognition for our commitment to making a better place in our community. It's wonderful when our vision it's shared and we cannot wait to create more wonderful projects that are going to stand as a strong legacy for the generations to come.We stand to make a difference through art as this is our mission and hopefully with the help of more sponsors we will continue creating more magic, bring more smiles and colour in a world that sometimes can be very sad.#barkinganddagenhamchamberofcommercebusinesswards ,@lbbdcouncil #herstory ,#strongwomen ,#artistsleaders ,#arts , #artistsoninstagram , #artisttogether
Few days ago, I did some runing on Mount Korab .. and rock climbing at the Cave in Mavrovo.
But this time, for a very good reason: a very creative, strong, and beautiful humans were shooting a film documentary of female athletes living their dream, throug their passion for outdoors.
I am honoured to be part of this worldwide project 'This is HERstory'. The project will be launchedby the end of September 2018 ... can't wait to watch it <3
Train hard, fight for your rights, and love humans and nature!
Thank you, team: Ilina Arsova- Producent my friend, a very talented director Igor Hristoc, a very strong DOP Rasko Rakov, Biser Dzhonev, Editor: Damjan Smileski.
Picture: Hristijan Trajcevski
One of (if not the) greatest works of #art executed in the #20thcentury by a #woman is Judy Chicago’s “The Dinner Party”, which she completed in 1979 and which now sits proudly in the collection of the #brooklynmuseum in Brooklyn, NY. It’s a work that SCREAMS #girlpower . It’s a large installation comprised of a vaginangular dinner table, with ‘placement’ laid out for 39 women - all heroes from the annals of time who were famous for things like #literature (#virginiawoolf and #emilydickinson ); #art (#georgiaokeeffe ); ruling (#elizabethi and #boadicea ) or being a straight-up-don’t-fuck-with-me-lady-goddess (Primordial, Fertile and Snake). Each setting has a table runner embroidered with the guest’s name together with images of their accomplishments. The #plates are all adorned with vulvic symbols. The work is a cornucopia of vaginas, magic, success, fertility, creativity and power. It’s a work directed by a woman; that's fabricated by women (with some male assistance); that celebrates female #herstory ; that delights in the ‘domestic’ arts of #craft , #textiles and ceramic painting; that questions the phallocentrically-shaped cultural notions of aesthetic ‘value’. Now I’d like to show the work here on my IG but, in truth, every picture I found on t’internet was just too small or incomplete, making this massive, complex, rewarding work look kinda insignificant. Which it ain’t. So, since this is meant to be a dinner party, and one which glories in the power and mysticism of the feminine, I looked up #foods that looked like #vaginas . And I chose four - all of which shout out Ms. Chicago on her #birthday . So here they are. A grapefruit (to cleanse her palette), a slab of butter (what doesn’t taste better with butter?), an #oyster (it’s her birthday, after all) and an orange (we all need our vitamin C). And all of them channeling the Wyfe of Bath’s beautiful, powerful “quentye” (as dear old #chaucer called the vagina). The extraordinary powerhouse that is #judychicago was born #otd in 1939. #mcwotd#judychicagodinnerparty#womenartists#femaleartist#foodstagram
Umara Zainab writes on "#TalkToAMuslim : Where Your Allyship Trumps Our Humanity"
On the face of it this seems like a harmless and extremely beneficial move. However, there was something deeply discomfiting about the whole exercise of it that I couldn’t get myself to reconcile with.
The argument that Muslims are ‘human’ too, and hence you can come and talk to us makes sense only when articulated as an attack to and a pacification of the conscience of those who’ve continuously dehumanised us. In this effort it asks for dignity on basis of kindness of others to listen to us and understand us. Unlike, say, #DalitLivesMatter or #AdivasiLivesMatter , it is not an independent assertion for rights or dignity. It assumes maybe once they see we’re not that bad, they’ll be nicer to us.
It is not surprising to see despite the intentions of those who initiated it, the life and force the hashtag has assumed is different and in many cases, extremely dangerous. So many people have interpreted to claim that they’d only talk to Muslims who clearly oppose outdated practices like triple talaq, nikah halala and those who don’t are not worth their time or respect. CLICK ON THE LINK IN BIO TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.
No one has had the life Joe Carstairs had. Heiress, racer, ambulance driver, island owner, doll lover. Really, you can't find that combination anywhere else. Marion Barbara 'Joe' Carstairs was born in 1900 in Mayfair, London. She married a French aristocrat at age 18, strictly to have access to her trust fund. As soon as her mother died three years later, she annulled her marriage on the basis of non-consummation. Joe loved machines. She drove ambulances in WWI, started an all female car-hire service called X Garage, bought a speedboat, and became a champion racer. Joe also loved women. She lived openly as a lesbian (quite a feat for someone in the '20s and '30s) -- wearing suits, sporting many tattoos, and seducing the likes of Dolly Wilde, Marlene Dietrich, and Greta Garbo.
Aside from machines and women, her third great love was Lord Tod Wadley, a little leather doll gifted to her by a former girlfriend. (When Joe died in 1993, Lord Wadley was even cremated with her.) As if none of this is enough, Joe even bought an island in the Bahamas, because, why not. She lived the life she wanted, remarking once "Dull is a word that should be torn to pieces to see what it is made of." She was eccentric in the best possible way, very spirited, and most definitely one badass woman.
Congratulations to our Lotus Flower Programme graduate Zulfar Rahimi on accepting a position with Canon Europa N.V. (the operational HQ of Canon Europe)! We wish her the best on the next step on her employment journey.
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Crystal knows all too well how life can go from cloud nine to sub-basement in the blink of an eye. After marrying her soul mate and spending 2 years living abroad, she and her husband returned home to start their family – and instantly became pregnant. 🎙
Less than a week later, her beloved aunt and uncle were tragically killed. Crystal fell into a deep depression...but was also excited to welcome a new life into the world and bring some much-needed light into her family. 🎙
At 32 weeks, during a routine ultrasound, she heard the words that should never have to be uttered, “We need to speak with the doctor.” 🎙
Her Madelyn Elizabeth was born two weeks later on May 19th, 2010 and died the following day in her arms. Tests confirmed that Crystal had a genetic condition that was passed to Madelyn causing her to be unable to survive on her own – and would also be passed to any of Madelyn’s siblings.
Crystal and her husband thought, maybe, IVF could correct the condition. Three years and three rounds of intense IVF later and Madelyn is destined to be an only child. Madelyn’s love and legacy live on through the mission of Sharing Solace, a community of grievers for grievers. Crystal knows she is guided by her angel to help others grieve in a meaningful way and to help friends and family support their griever’s journey.
In this episode Crystal shares her story and how she coped with her grief. You can find the latest episode by clicking the link in the bio. 🙏
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The people were not having this @goodmorningamerica story about new moms lucky enough to crowdsource vacation days through generous coworkers as a trendy feel-good story about maternity leave. Swipe ➡️➡️➡️ to see their responses. || #itsarealmother
On this day, July 19, 1848 was the very 1st women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York.
The Seneca Falls Convention advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman"
By 1944, over half of American adult women were employed outside the home, making invaluable contributions to the war effort. As women went about their duties, supervisors often worried about effectively assimilating them into the workforce. This publication from the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) awkwardly attempted to assist supervisors with managing their new female employees.
AVOID horseplay. She may resent it 😂 🙄
When family remind you where you came from. I received a surprise package today with some great pictures of my dad when he was a youngster and this gem was included. In 1978, 6 months after getting married, my mom earned a bachelor's degree at this small university in the town she grew up. 30 years later, my sister gifted me the diploma when I decided to pursue my master's degree in 2008. 40 years after my mother's graduation, I was able to make this image. Thankful for my family. #tbt .
#lemarketsunmer is around the corner! we’re so ready and excited! we have some amazing vendors + sponsors and of course behind all of these dope brands are the women we love to support!⠀
@tenekasneed is all about helping women find their “Goddess Power” and providing resources to help launch their careers. we’re looking forward to having her affirmation cards at this experience in hopes transforming one mindset at a time! ⠀
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