Art - Diaspora: “African Diva Project" by Margaret Rose Vendreyes.
If any of the above images look in any way familiar, that’s because these artworks are based on some of the most iconic album covers from some of the greatest black women artists of the 20th century.
From Betty Davis and Tina Turner, to Grace Jones and Nina Simone, this series by Jamaican-born Vendreyes includes 33 paintings modeled after a 12” LP full-figure portrait of a black woman soloist. What makes this project stand out, however, is not simply the homage to these legendary women, but the masks that each woman wears. Named after specific African ethnic groups such as Malinke, Ibibio, Kwele and Yoruba, Vendreyes combines the beauty and power of these women with the same characteristics in these masks, “replacing their psychological mask with a literal one”.
This symbolic gesture also plays on the fact that in many African societies, although these masks may be of female ancestors and deities, they are only worn and performed by men during masquerades.
What are your thoughts on this series?
All Africa, All the time.
Flojo was so FLY. She had a style all her own.
And they don’t even think about it. Don’t talk too loud, don’t make too many requests, don’t complain too forcefully about shitty service, put up with weird ass slightly racial compliments. And sometimes we joke about it like “lol! Better not do (normal human thing) cuz then people might think we’re uncivilized niggers” but it’s a painful constricting way to live. And not a type of way of living that non-Black people will understand
How cute is this!!! Short film: Tamara
Animation is one of the things I want to be able to do eventually. Even if it means going back to school. This is a great story and the background and cgi details are superb.
Short Film: Tamara
:”[ AWWWWWWW omg I cried
this video is actually trying to hurt my feelings, i’m crying :’(
California prisons sterilized female inmates without permission (by RTAmerica)
I’m going to watch this later but I’m boosting and posting because this happened very recently and needs to be brought to light
In 2013!!!! Omg.
1. Where is the outrage from mainstream feminism?
2. Where are the supposed pro-lifers?
*I don’t actually need responses to these questions, cause I already know the answers.