HAPPY MONDAY! What a weekend!! As we begin to put together our fifth issue, we can’t help but think about the impact from all the women in our first four!! Thank you again for joining us in celebration at our first photo exhibition last Friday! We will be posting all the images from the show on our website tomorrow! One of our favorites. 📸 : @vic_macias ✨🌟✨
20 years later, reunited with these two beautiful and inspiring women at the 1 year anniversary of UNUM magazine, celebrating ONE year of storytelling and over 80 women around the world!
Huge shout out thank you to Tricia English for asking me to share my story and become a part of this inspiring and empowering group of women.
Beyond proud of you, Tricia. Crying again just thinking about what you've accomplished, and in such a short period of time. I always knew you could do it! @unummagazine
WOW! Thank you again to all that were at the opening last night supporting our work, as well as, the abundance of messages of love and encouragement that we have received since! Also, so many thanks to all the amazing women - @madrefoods @obledosylvie Dr. Harshini Mukundan, and Veena Vasista - who took the time to speak and inspire us even more! ✨ AND, of course, to @larrykeller and @designwarehouse for hosting this celebration! We are forever thankful to have had this opportunity to bring our digital magazine to life for the community to see and are so incredibly humbled by the response. We are filled with so much gratitude today! If you didn’t get a chance to visit the exhibition last night, it will be up through the summer seven days a week until 6PM so you can stop in and walk around! More images will be posted soon! 🙌🏼🌟🖤 📸: @madrefoods
Opening in 4 hours! 👏🏼 We will also have our bags at the event if you haven’t had a chance to grab one through the magazine! 101 West Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM from 5-7PM -> speakers at 6pm! Join us! ✨ 📸: @designwarehouse
If your are around Santa Fe tonight make sure to go the UNUM magazine’s one year anniversary party at Design Warehouse. This photo exhibit features pictures of the 80 women that contributed to the magazine in its first year ( I’m one of them 😊) #unum#unummagazine#designwarehouse#inspiringwomen
One. If you’re art walking in Santa Fe tonight, make sure to stop by @unummagazine’s first anniversary show at @designwarehouse (101 W. Marcy St., 5-7 pm). Founded by our pal @tenglishxx, this digital publication invites remarkable women from across the globe to share their stories. The show features images of everyone who appeared in UNUM in its first year—over 80 women who are changing the world. That includes some of our favorite Santa Fe creatives, like @thaismather, @awapuhilah, @elizalutz, @madrefoods, @highskyhappy, @squashblossomlocalfood, @dolinasantafe, @leahrosemai & @susanmstella. Come meet them tonight.
🌟 Today is the day!! 🌟We are celebrating ONE year of storytelling and over 80 women around the world! A photo exhibition featuring the stories of our first year along with four of the incredible women themselves joining us to speak! This will be a chance to further highlight not just the women who opened up their lives to us in the last year, but to also shine light on the contributing photographers and writers that played a part. Join us at @designwarehouse -> 5-7pm for food + drink + DJ Clemente playing our favorites! See you tonight! 💃🏼💃🏽💃🏾
It is with great excitement we announce the newest speaker at our event tomorrow evening. Katelyn Hilburn is the Founder of @madrefoods and has been dubbed "the Broth Boss." Her background is in community action and partnership facilitation with projects such as the Fantase Fest, the Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center, and the Santa Fe Nuclear Weapons Summit. After having her firstborn, life began to radically change for Katelyn and she began to pursue her journey as an entrepreneur. Weaving the knowledge of her ancestors into her present-day food journeys, she set out on a mission to pass down the legacy of her family's healthy handcrafted foods to anyone looking to be nourished. This is such an exciting addition to our event!! Do not miss this! 💥⚡️🙌🏼
UNUM was recently on the powerful and inspiring show Brave Space with @ceinsf and Patricia Trujillo discussing “What is UNUM” and our path and inspiration to starting the magazine! Find the whole conversation through the link in our bio. 🗣
“Naturally, being of Indian heritage I thought about some of the things that we grew up with as kids, and everything about Indian textiles and artistry has been about slow fashion and slow living, such as hand looming, block printing, hand weaving, and wood crafting — so I really wanted to amplify that and bring that back to life.” Image by Himanshu Khandelwal. Read more about the work of @baby.peppers via 🔗 in our bio.
Inspired by @ifyouwereachild - EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. “With the revelation that my photos healed me when, honestly, no one and nothing else could, I decided to quit my day job and pursue a career as a full-time photographer. I needed to find my Meraki, and what better way was there?” 🔗 in bio.
If you could quit your job now and do anything you wanted, anything you were truly passionate about, anything that heals you personally, what would you do? 👣
“When we choose to love, we choose to move against fear, against alienation and separation. The choice to love is a choice to connect, to find ourselves in another” ~ Bell Hooks - ONE WEEK FROM TODAY we will be celebrating all the women featured from our first four issues! Join us in celebrating ONE and bringing our digital pages to life!
For Independence Day we are celebrating the women that embody independence not only in their own lives but are continually dedicated to fighting for others. Image of @freewomenwriters from our arts issue. Read more of their story via the link in our profile.
“What do you do when you lose your mind? I don't think anyone has really ever asked that question. We're too afraid to know the answer. I think, "What if I don't ever come back like I used to?" or "What if I can't work like I used to? How do I then adapt to the now?” Really what I do, and what I found, is if I can rotate my mind around acts of self-love and dedication to healing, even if I am losing my mind I can at least trust that I am nourishing myself in the process.” @gurudarshan - Full feature in the link in our bio.
@UNUMMagazine creatrix Tricia English @tenglishxx is on a mission to share as many of these stories as she can, specifically the ones starring a strong, female heroine. “UNUM Magazine grew out of my desire to create a platform that highlights diverse women and their stories. I think it really started with knowing that women need women. I truly believe that we can do really amazing things when we support one another, so I wanted to build a platform that does just that,” says Tricia. “I am truly inspired by all of the women in every issue. I have been so honored at how open they all have been with me in sharing their own personal stories. Every woman involved is creative, courageous, powerful, and inspiring. As you will read, these are stories of determination, courage, and triumph,” she says. “I would really love to get into small communities around the world to share the stories of women doing incredible work on very close, local levels. My dream is to continue with the global magazine but end each year with a show with speakers from the magazine and across the globe.” This July 13 UNUM will be having its first show at @designwarehouse in Santa Fe, celebrating its first year anniversary. The show, called “One,” will feature a photo exhibition of all 84 women, and their stories, from the magazine, and four of them will be on hand to speak. <3 Shop her look through the link on our profile - Luna & Coral Collections.<3
“I truly believe that we are all born as creative beings, so for me it is something that has always inherently been there. I think it is our conditioning as we grow and mature through life that either serves to cultivate our creative energy or suppress it.” 〰️ @futurzulu artist and weaver from our arts issue. How do YOU cultivate your own creative energy?
The final speaker talking at our July 13th event is Veena Vasista. Veena is a storyteller, writer, mediator and dialogue facilitator. She has spent the vast majority of her career primarily focused on embedding human rights principles into social policy and just finished an intensive program on clowning and systems change at the Gesundheit Institute’s School for Designing a Society.
Don’t miss this inspirational woman speak! All speakers start at 6:00 until 6:30 PM. More information in the link in our bio.
The next speaker talking at our July 13th event is Dr. Harshini Mukundan. Harshini is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She joined LANL with a prestigious NIH post-doctoral Fellowship to develop diagnostic assays for tuberculosis. Since then, she has led and participated in projects aimed at developing rapid detection and diagnostics assays for breast cancer, influenza, toxic panels, and others.
Don’t miss this inspirational woman speak! All speakers start at 6:00 until 6:30 PM July 13th @designwarehouse - Click the link to read more about the event.
Meet one of the speakers for our July 13th event. Former Director of Ambiance for the @folkartmarket - @obledosylvie is now a Project Manager for The Santa Fe Group. Sylvie facilitates thought leadership and collaboration of leadership teams and various different groups.
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Don’t miss this inspirational woman speak! All speakers start at 6:00 until 6:30 PM on July 13th. Click the link in our bio for more info for the event.
“Listen to your gut, and always be true to yourself. My gut feelings have never steered me wrong, and I've only been able to be true to myself. The few times I've tried to be someone I'm not, the universe reminded me pretty quickly that that’s not who I was. Follow what excites you, even if it doesn't make sense in the moment. At the very least, it's worth exploring. Pause and celebrate even the small details. The beauty is in the journey.” From our new interview, published today, with @mrspleasant - a holistic coach, personal chef and educator. Link in our bio. 📸: @cipriano27
NEW INTERVIEW // Meet Emily Amarnick, holistic coach, personal chef and educator. @mrspleasant believes food is medicine and focuses her work on turning kitchens from a place of anxiety and frustration, into a healing, loving environment. “When I'm teaching or coaching it's seeing the person empowered, knowing they can take control of their health, that they don't have to go down the same path of (diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, etc.) that their parents or siblings did.” Click the link in our bio to read the full interview. 📸 : @cipriano27
“As women, we can do more together. It's perhaps trite, but I think all too often we talk about how to improve the male-female professional dynamic, and I think the female-female professional dynamic needs more focus. All too frequently, women feel in competition with each other and this leads to putting each other down in a variety of ways and to feelings of competitiveness and insecurity. When we realize that there is more than enough creativity, work, and appreciation to go around and we don't have to compete with each other, we can create a really amazing and supportive community that benefits us all.” @jliiplam creative director behind the Hong Kong based @formainformem - read more from Jocelyn in the link in our bio.
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Photography / @akhokho
Styling and Art Direction / @jliiplam - LIIPSTIIK
Production / Sarah Chiang, LIIPSTIIK
Model / Kiran Gill
We are so excited to have been selected alongside such incredible innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs in New Mexico for a panel discussion with #SouthAmerican#Women#Entrepreneurs from @worldlearning's #WEAmericasProgram through @santafecouncil and @GlobaltiesABQ! Thank you to @rachelprestonprinz for an incredible opportunity to be a part of this powerful community of women and take part in a conversation so important to us.
VERY EXCITING NEWS for another inspiring artist we featured in our arts issue @ramonasakiestewa - Ramona is a renowned textile artist and instrumental founder of the National Museum of the American Indian. She recently designed this gorgeous Rain and Sun Scarf to honor the essential Pueblo people elements: the rain and the sun for the @smithsonian Store and it’s now AVAILABLE! 💜 We had the honor of seeing this before it was available and cannot express in words the beauty in this piece! You can visit the link in the bio to read Ramona’s full feature and check out the @smithsonian store!
Feeling so inspired by the work of @ataumbimetals - a world renowned jeweler we had the honor of speaking with in our arts issue. “How I was raised, along with my continued desire to be educated about my heritage and my participation within my communities, has given me a very deep sense of belonging, purpose, and place.” Keri was also just featured in @vogue as one of the indigenous artists paving the way in communities around the world. 🌟🙌🏼🌟 Click the link in our bio to read more about her own personal inspiration and follow —> @ataumbimetals 📸: John Running.
It is with such great excitement that we announce our newest editor @saramagss ⭐️ 👏🏼 Sara has worked for over a decade in the fields of art, fashion, and tech - serving in various capacities from project manager, editor, grant writer, content creator, marketer, and publicist. Oh and her favorite ——> She loves eating sugar and traveling! The best mix 🍭Very excited to now have her a part of UNUM and a big part of Issue V: Our Community Issue. This issue is filled with artists, photographers, chefs, scientists, travelers, and leaders, from around the world, impacting their own communities in a big way! We have also had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with a very important women’s organization that we can’t wait to announce! Releasing this August! ✨
Feeling blessed 🙏 to meet Tricia, the owner of @unummagazine, at #eastofwest ! Women supporting women is the future 👯🙌💞 Stay tuned for more insight into her work and collaborations with our artists 😉 #artummah#unummagazine#santafe
🖤 —> Issue II: Women in Science // As one of the Mission Directors for @nasa Gabrelle Saurage sees the sky as many don’t get a chance too. But her path didn’t start there. In our second issue, we got a chance to talk with Gabrelle about how she ended up at such a high ranked position and one of the many things she hopes to accomplish while she’s there. “Often women who rise to leadership roles in the military or corporate worlds don an air of masculinity in order to be taken seriously. The only other acceptable leadership persona seems to be "mother." I want to change all this. I insist on the possibility of being a strong feminine leader and not being forced to become either matronly or masculine. To that end, I strive to be a role model for girls and women interested in the sciences, to fulfill new technical roles as themselves, not exclusively as the industry or culture deem acceptable.” She as well as the other 15 featured women in our science issue will be shown at our event on July 13th. Link in bio to read about her full journey. 📷: Courtesy Of NASA and Sofia.
“I am American. And I am Armenian. I have an atypical name. I'm a woman, a wife, a mother, and a scientist. I'm also a Christian. I'm an immigrant and a polyglot. I serve our Nation. And I feel like I belong.”
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Issue II: Women in Science // Our second issue featured women around the globe making their marks in the world of science and technology. Dr. Ninet Sinaii is an epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health and collaborates on numerous medical research studies and co-authored dozens of scientific publications. Dr. Sinaii will be one of the many scientists shown in our upcoming event on July 13th. Read more of her story via the link in our bio. ✨
🖤—> Issue I, Out Of Many // An artist, activist, DJ, and mother @awapuhilah collaborates with artists globally, creating and performing work that inspires human connection and speaks on social justice. Head back to our very first issue to read the powerful story, To Be Heard and To Be Seen. . . . “Through this multifaceted tide of me in the world, my greatest journey is to continue to honor the importance of engaging with others in a whole-system approach, to continue to let go of patriarchal, colonial, and capitalistic narratives that continue to silence us or take our stories. Because our stories as women and those identifying as female are complex and many of us with mixed, lost or stolen heritages do not have safe space to exist. But we as human beings have the capacity for deep compassion, and if we take time for each other we can create an existence from a feminine or, even better yet, non-binary center, and I feel like the time is now. This journey is all of ours together, and I am with you all!” ⚡️⚡️Link in our bio. 📸: Anne Stavely
“I think the best advice has been, "Just start." In my twenties, my artistic practice was constantly accompanied by a lot of self-doubt, and when I hit my thirties I was stuck between a feeling that I needed to continue on the path I had forged for myself, while wishing for a totally different creative outlet and career that would better respond to where I was in my personal life. But somehow I felt that it was too late to change. Now I see how silly that sounds, as nothing is set in stone and we can always go in new directions.” Our newest interview with artist and illustrator @helsinkimonamour released yesterday. 🌸 Pictured are Myriam’s illustrations on Scandanavian fabric. Link in our bio. ✨
Very exciting night for UNUM! Last night we were part of a creative and innovative group of entrepreneurs in Santa Fe, New Mexico pitching our ideas, thoughts, and visions to leaders in the community at the 2018 Chamber Business Awards Gala. What a great opportunity to be a part of such a supportive community as we continue to grow and build a new kind of magazine | WE HAVE BIG IDEAS 🤗 | Here is to #makingithappen ⭐️👏🏼⭐️
“When I had my son, the challenges of working on large-scale public artworks was bringing me more anxiety than joy, and so I knew my practice would slowly drift toward something else, although I did not know what. Illustration and collage actually came quite spontaneously! While I was on maternity leave, my family and I moved to a small town in California, and I found myself a little lost. I think the intense shift to parent life does that to many people and artists, and that first year was difficult and a darker time for me. After a couple of months of struggling, I knew I needed to start making something with my hands and to have a creative outlet, for the sake of my own mental health.” @helsinkimonamour - an artist and illustrator featured today in the magazine. 🌸 Read full interview in the link in our bio.
Myriam Van Neste is an artist and illustrator from Quebec, Canada, currently living and working in Vienna, Austria. PUBLISHED TODAY / / Read our guest interview on what lead @helsinkimonamour down her current path and the inspiration behind her work today. “Three years ago, my practice shifted toward illustration and surface pattern design, and the bold and unique Finnish design culture that was part of my everyday life back in Helsinki started to inspire my new body of work.” Click the link in our bio for the whole interview.
The Clementine Project ——> Issue I Out Of Many // Born in Pakistan and shortly thereafter moved to Saudia Arabia where she would spend the next 18 years of her life, Sobia Sayeda is building a way to empower women. Using her skills as an architect she is the founder and co-designer for The Clementine Project. “We want to empower women to reach their potential so that they can break the cycle of hopelessness and poverty; to provide them with tools to foster forward movement toward achieving a desirable lifestyle for their children; and to create peaceful space for these young warriors to nurture our future generation." We met with Sobia at the start of this project, one year ago, and has since built spaces to help those in need. Sobia will be one of the many women featured in our event on July 13th. Click on the link in our bio to read what she tells us was the inspiration and mission for this project.
ISSUE I: Out Of Many // Raised in France, artist Laetitia Meffre uses painting and drawing as her first means of expression. Her work is deeply authentic and faithful to her own visions and dreams while continually wondering about our relationship with the invisible and the mystery that surrounds us. “It encourages, for me, a deeper investigation into identity, with the questions: What makes us different? And then, what unites us?” Now residing in New Mexico, read Laeticia’s story on the impact art and travel has continually played in all aspects of her life. Link in bio. 📸 : Nina Wright
JUNE is here 🌞 We are one month away from our first portrait show in #santafenewmexico - Over the next few weeks we wanted to head back to our very first issues and highlight some of the courageous and inspiring women we featured —> Issue I Out of Many: A WOMAN’S Journey —> Issue II Let Your Mind Wonder: WOMEN in Science —> Issue III GROUNDED: WOMEN and Food —> Issue IV Beyond Expression: Women in the Arts. Hope your calendars are marked for this powerful event! We can’t wait to bring the pages of UNUM Magazine to life and celebrate our first year. 📸: @janedeymags from Issue I.
“I met a guy who I ended up being friends with for 10 years, who liked my tattoos at a festival, and asked me if I wanted to learn how to hand poke. I said something like, I don't know, sure. I was open to it; I wasn't one way or the other; but the second that I did it I knew, "Oh, I'm going to do this forever." It's not like I was even thinking about a career then because I didn't have that mentality at all at that time. I was still thinking I was very subversive, and on the fringe, and eating out of dumpsters. I wasn't thinking, oh, this is going to be my career, but I knew once I did it, I'm going to do this forever. This is what totally resonates with me." @misscrowb now founder/owner of the tattoo shop @talisfortunatattoo - read her whole story in the link in our bio.
One year ago today, I felt a real conversation as to why women don’t support one another was needed and nowhere to be found. From there began my desire to create something that was true to myself and women in my life, so I started UNUM Magazine, a platform to celebrate women's achievements and share ideas and advice from women in various fields. I knew I wanted to provide a medium that would help give voice to women’s personal stories and perspectives that unite us across race, background, opinion, belief, and other differences that divide. I wanted to build and create connections that I have seen go missing in the world around us. Taken from the Latin phrase "e pluribus unum," or "out of many, one," UNUM centers around the idea that though we are many and individual, as one we are stronger than we can be apart. In a world that was becoming more and more divided, UNUM is meant to be firmly apolitical, but the idea of one coming from many resonated with what I was hoping to achieve with the magazine. I just wanted a place to inspire, connect, learn and support each other. What would set UNUM apart is we would create a beautiful and creative way the powerful content would be shared to truly impact and inspire anyone reading. The goal is to support the lives of women and femme identifying persons around the world. That is it.
As we begin our second year, I never know the future, but I do know, starting UNUM has been the single most rewarding and powerful accomplishments of my life and will continue to strive to find ways to build connections, inspire those reading, and grow a global supportive community. In this first year, my hope was you heard about UNUM Magazine. In this second year, my hope is to get you involved with us. We are working on our next steps to keep our community growing and building a new kind of magazine!
I cannot say this enough though, NONE of this would be possible at all without YOU. Thank you for continually supporting UNUM and every story, idea, project, voice shared. It means more that I could ever express. With a full heart of love and gratitude. Thank you, Tricia English. Founder of UNUM Magazine. 📸: @tirawan
“I’ve had so many students that are being told constantly that where they’re from or what their families look like are not what success looks like, and I think it’s really important that they realize that success looks like whatever they want it to look like.”
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An active composer, performer, and teacher, Ayriole Frost co-founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of Shift: Englewood Youth Orchestra. This year Ayriole was one of the recipients, along with six other women, of the annual 3Arts Awards from Chicago-based nonprofit organization 3Arts. As our featured organization in our women in the arts issue, @3artschicago bridges social justice and the arts. They provide career-spanning support to women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts in the Chicago region. Read more about the work of 3Arts and the inspiring, impactful women who received awards. Link in bio.
JEANNA GIENKE // “I'm not sure that I am a believer in formal education. I have tried to navigate it because it's what everyone tells you you're meant to be doing with your life, but I feel most creative when I'm trusting my own explorations as opposed to learning a method or a program. Somehow this creative path has worked for me, and I have stumbled upon masters that have shared their knowledge along the way. I trust that my ideas are my own and there is real freedom in that; it is in that freedom that I can explore possibilities. Life is an art; designing is being a human.” Jeanna is the co-owner of the botanical tea house @opuntiacafe 🌱 - read more of her story in our women in the arts issue. ——> link in bio.
“I believe that the future of our generation lies in the power of women to rebuild a broken system and to nurture an instable future.”
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Published today is the story of Samantha de Santos - @agaverosedesigns - an artist, illustrator, and founder of Human Community Foundation, an organization that provides free services to individuals who cannot afford to indulge in the creation of art. Read her personal essay on what encourages her work and what she hopes to do as she transitions into her new life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Read “New Landscapes, New Possibilities” via the in our bio. 🎨
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This short film by Mojo Adam was created to the poem “HUMAN” by the incredible @arielleestoria - a collaborative human observation on #blacklivesmatter - If you are in the #losangeles area Sunday, May 27th, this is a must see! Turn the volume up! More information in the link in our bio.
STELLA // “When you change, you change your patterns, your knowledge, your understandings. It's a process, a huge lifelong process, but one you have to be willing to take on to really see any changes. I think now, looking back, I have been strong my whole life, more than I ever gave myself credit for. I see it now.” Read the whole story of artist, photographer, and designer @susanmstella via the link in our bio. 📸 : @tirawan
W O W! What a year it has been! First and foremost we want to say thank you for the support, love, comments, and messages you send us personally and on our feed everyday. We went from showcasing 15 women in the beginning to now over 90 contributors and collaborators around the world, all in one year! Every woman that has been involved in UNUM has personally opened up their lives to you and YOU have embraced them all…and this is hopefully just the beginning. TOMORROW we begin our next journey. Four months through the incredible business accelerator @mixsantafe as we continue growing and begin finding ways to expand UNUM into not only a written medium but starting a global multimedia platform that will continue to provide motivation, inspiration, advice, and a sense of community and connection for women around the world AND it doesn’t stop there. We are striving to start an annual women’s forum right here in Santa Fe, New Mexico to discuss ideas and share insights from creatives and leaders from all over the world….all in line with putting out 🤞🏼our very first annual printed issue. WE WANT TO CONTINUE GROWING THIS COMMUNITY!! This July 13th come celebrate with us, not only the exciting months ahead but our incredible first year and the women who shared their stories in UNUM, with our first portrait show at @designwarehouse - right before the release of our very exciting and first in our new format, ISSUE V.......Our Community Issue. We are speaking with community leaders in different parts of the world who are working on developing solutions to some of the issues around the world and within their own communities. PLUS we will continue talking with women in science, food and agriculture and will have a continuing arts column by the remarkable @mariamanuela 🌟🌟🌟🌟⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
“A path to feminism slowly revealed itself to me throughout my formative years and into adulthood. My relationship to the movement might be the closest concept to a spiritual following I have encountered. It runs deep within me, because I know without a shadow of a doubt that the undeniable, hard truth exists within the movement. You always hear of the hero's journey, a universal narrative of coming of age, discovering oneself, finding true meaning and value. The hero's journey is a false narrative, because universality is only a path within a colonial fairytale, a narrative that has controlled most of us, through the means of nostalgia, throughout modern history. Next time you watch a Hollywood movie, especially one made prior to the past three years, take a cold, hard, look. The fairytale leaves out the vast majority of the world's population — and when you chip away at the fallacy (perfect word), you begin to reveal the strategic nature of control and contradiction therein.” @thaismather featured in our arts issue. Read her full story via the link in our bio. 📸 : courtesy of @formandconcept from Thais’s recent show Reckless Abandon.
ONE // So incredibly honoured that I was one of the guest contributors for Issue IV of @unummagazine - a platform that gives a voice and meaning for women of all walks of life, backgrounds, profession, culture and ethnicity. The name and story behind the magazine is truly beautiful. UNUM is from the Latin phase ‘e pluribus unum’ meaning “out of many, one” - this is what the magazine showcases. That we are all individuals or many but as one ‘unum' we can build empires and gain strength. Having a conversation with Tricia English, the founder and editor of the magazine was a healing journey for me. Sometimes it feels like some people are intentionally placed in your life to serve as guides and gently steer your path. Tricia is definitely one of them. We spoke about my childhood, my migration, our shared times in Melbourne more than a decade ago, my business journey, and so much more. Thank you - link in bio to read my article 💁🏻♀️🌿💗 👄💄Make up @dawngascoigne_nutrimetics 📷 @rkit_imagery Earrings and Wakanda tee: @unikblends Hair: @highstreetbeautygalleryhair
PUBLISHED TODAY | Gaayathri Periasami - @baby.peppers - is a lawyer, entrepreneur, innovator and mother. During her maternity leave following the birth of her first son, she felt a compelling need to make a difference in the lives of mothers from all walks of life in her own community and overseas. Her story not only reflects how the impact of her upbringing has influenced who she is today, but how she has now manifested her need to help and has created opportunities for marginalized women and artisans in India. “Sharing my story means giving the marginalized and ostracized a voice to reason their struggles and dreams, a voice to show that you can rise above the challenges and soar and be an example to lead the way for those who are lost in their own journeys." Read her whole story -> link in bio.
“If there is any advice to women out there who are struggling due to being in unhealthy relationships, from low self-worth, or depressed because of loss ... I'd like to say, "Awaken — you are amazing. It is only you that is keeping you from greatness and manifesting everything you want. Stop telling yourself you don't deserve and put all that makes you feel negative away. Let it all go and give more to yourself. Your greatness and willingness to create that reality is what women were made to do.” Michaela Carmen artist, musician, and curator/owner of @cumulusprojectspace in our women in the arts issue. Link in bio.
We are still feeling so inspired by the powerful stories in our Issue IV: Beyond Expression. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, click the link in our bio to read the stories of 21 remarkable women in our women in the arts issue! Pictured is @ataumbimetals photographed by @raechel_running
We want to send a heaping amount of love to all the amazing mamas out there this weekend. Our nurturers, our protectors, our guides, our heroes. We hope each and every one of you are celebrated today and everyday! 🧚🏽♀️✨ Shout out to your favorite mamas in the comments below for Mother’s Day! 🌟🌟🌟 Image by the SUPER amazing mama @ifyouwereachild from her project @roarfromtheheart
Published TODAY is a personal essay by Neda Kargar of Kabul, Afhanistan. A freelance journalist for Radio Free Europe and BBC, Neda had to leave Afghanistan, riven by long-running and deadly war in 2012, leaving behind her families and friends. Now residing in Ankara, Turkey, Neda shares her own personal experience on what it’s like growing up in a war-torn country, experiencing migration several times inside and outside the country, and now seeing this happen to her children. “I still remember my childhood and the hard days when we were trapped in a civil war in Kabul, the capital. Hundreds of rockets fired into the city with a population of something around 3 million forced us to escape to Mazar-e-Sharif, a relatively calm province in the North”. Read more of this powerful essay in the link in our bio.
THANK YOU @voyagechicago for the great interview with the founder of UNUM in your inspiring stories section! What an honor to be selected for this! Check out what @tenglishxx tells them on why she started UNUM, challenges and obstacles, and her biggest supporters along the way ✨✨LINK IN OUR BIO...AND, more great news...At the same time we were featured, it was announced UNUM Magazine has been selected to be one of Santa Fe New Mexico’s chosen startups for the bizMix start of accelerator of 2018! 👏🏼 We are filled with so much excitement to not only continue following our mission but now have the opportunity to share our bigger vision and potential of UNUM with the rest of the community! Keep your eyes pealed on how to help us with this! More details very soon!💥💥 📷 : @tirawan
“There is this whole invisible side to creating/representing music and running a business that involves thinking about how work will be seen and received. Whether it is my own music, that of someone I represent or am booking, or the perspective of an audience member/listener, I worry a lot about making each individual's experience of a project/event inspiring, empowering, and fulfilling. When I find myself getting overwhelmed at meeting these goals, I think of the saying, "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." It reminds me that even if I make mistakes, even if things go wrong and run late, even if I can't make everyone 100-percent happy, if my heart is fully in it and I love the work I do, that is ultimately what people will take away with them. It is never really about playing the perfect show, releasing the perfect album, or running an event with no hiccups; it's about showing up, being present, and letting people know you care.” . . .
@elizalutz - owner/founder of @matronrecords - Read her full story -> link in bio.
It’s #teacherappreciationweek and although we think every week we should celebrate teachers around the world TODAY we wanted to give a shout out to one of favorite teachers @bloveusa from our science issue! Want to read what she had to say about her experience as a teacher -> click the link in our bio! 💥💥💥💥💥
“We hope to fill the gap in the conversations that happen around gender equality and social justice by amplifying the authentic voices and stories of Afghan women. The women of Afghanistan have the right to live free from violence and discrimination. We hope to use our voices to make that a possibility.”
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Maryam Laly a member of @freewomenwriters in our fourth issue; Beyond Expression. Read the full story behind this remarkable all-volunteer organization changing the lives of women in Afghanistan. Link in our profile.
Meet Stephanie Lenchard-Warren, a fine artist and illustrator whose work explores the self in nature as well as the nature within the self; exploring feminine identity through animal archetypes and symbolism. “Identity is an essential question, something that preoccupies everyone, but because of a history of oppression, women face this question very differently. We have to first get through an onslaught of cultural, social, and historical naysayers before we can get down to the core of who we really are, or what we really can be. My work is largely about women, but it is for everyone. We are all living and breathing on the same big hunk of dirt, and we all have something to learn from each other — ugly and beautiful.” Published today is our in-depth interview with @stephanieflw on the inspiration behind her work. Full story in the link in bio.
The creator of UNUM Magazine is honored to be featured in @themagsantafe newest issue!!! 💥💥Tricia English sat down with @santafeshuffle to talk about her own path and unexpected turns that led her to become the woman she is today and now the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of UNUM. “This article highlights moments from my own journey that led me to where I am now and helped me realize that every single one of us has a story. And being able to find the part that relates to each other and inspire us individually is what brings people together -- which is what inspired me to start UNUM.” Click the link in our bio to read more of her candid story. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Image by @tirawan
Sarah Jane's intention for @mere_objects has been to hold space, first for those who, like herself, have experienced sexual violence, and then for the rest of the community. Referring to the minimalist design of the installation, "I wanted to remove my artistic 'hand' from the design; I wanted to make sure that my own experiences of sexual violence didn't drown out other, equally important, voices and experiences." Click the link in our bio to read more about this powerful project.
Did you know that for every UNUM bag we sell we donate 100% of the proceeds to this incredible global organization 🌎. We strive to help organizations around the world that focus their mission on supporting other women by providing hope for a safer future. JOIN US IN OUR SUPPORT. To find out how to get a bag, visit the link in our bio. 💫
Monic once thought that there were other no options for women to do to better her life and family. At WfWI, she has learned about family planning, healthy eating, hygiene, and was given the opportunity to thrive as a teacher of basket weaving. She has passed on this knowledge in her own children, who now understand the importance of saving. Monic now feels capable, proud, and independent as a woman and member of her community. #StoryOfAWoman#StrongWomen#StrongNations#SheInspiresMe#MatchHerCourage