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Malina Suliman | Artist

Malina Suliman derives from a traditional and conservative town, Kandahar, in Afghanistan. After receiving threats regarding her rebellious street art she relocated to the Netherlands. Her work examines the burqa’s place in Afghan culture and other struggles of her generation in Afghanistan. Suliman is also the founder of the Kandahar Fine Arts Association (KFAA).

Street Artist: Alice Pasquini

Originally posted on Brooke Brunson:
? A visual artist from Rome, Alice is a talented young woman who also works as an illustrator, set designer, and painter. Most of her artwork can be seen on city walls in various cities across the globe, such as Sydney, New York, Barcelona, Oslo, Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Marrakech, Berlin, Saigon, London, and Rome. Her inspiration and message behind her craft is to create art about people and their relationships. She aims to depict the small or little between moments between people and one another that never get seen. While representing the true feelings of human empathy and exploring different points of view. Some of her other depictions that you can see throughout her work include strong and independent women.  A new meaning of what it takes to be the woman of today and showing women in a way that differs from the highly sexualized image of femininity that is typically seen in society. The brightness and colorful hues in her work are usually carried out in color spray paint, acrylics,…

TED Talk Tuesday: What It Feels Like to Be Transgender

Lee Mokobe is a poet, who also happens to be transgender. With all of the talk about being transgender *cough cough Caitlyn Jenner* and the questions that have surfaced, I thought this poem may help to answer a few of those. Sex and gender studies has been a topic of interest for me for a while. I’m glad transgender issues are finally becoming a prominent topic of discussion. Share your thoughts below or email them to gumblogging@gmail.com. In the meantime, enjoy the spoken word. G.U.M Team

Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye: The Origin Story

Sarah Kay is one of my favorite spoken word artists. The first video I saw of her was of her performance of If I Should Have a Daughter for TED.  She’s also done spoken word with an artist named Phil Kaye. They have a pretty cool origin story and a great friendship that they explained through spoken word. Give it a listen. If you like what you heard, check out more from Sarah, Phil, and other artists on the  Project VOICE Website.    Want to be featured? Send submissions to gumblogging@gmail.com. G.U.M Team

Artists to Know: Ryn Weaver | EXCLUSIVE: Full review of Ryn Weaver’s debut album “The Fool”

Originally posted on The Indiecept:
by Glenn Greenday Included in material provided to The Indiecept by former Musical Security Agency (MSA) leaker Edward Snowpatrol was an early copy of Ryn Weaver’s The Fool. Here is our track-by-track review: The sound of the Ryn Weaver machine starting up. That’s what you hear at the beginning of “Runaway”, the opening track off The Fool, the anticipated debut album of the rising star born Erin Wüthrich. Like a sort of vocal warm-up, Weaver wails wordlessly over a staticky soundscape of digital delay and feedback that gives way to a lyrical leitmotif: If it takes two I’m betting on you To hold me tight When tides are high What’ll you do? I’m waiting on you To dry these tears You made my cry This momentary vulnerability fades quickly into the tribal beat of the song “Runaway” proper, already a minute into the track. Perhaps the most sonically adventurous and surprising cut on the album, it signals its ambition. Her voice, usually a sweeter Florence Welch warble, sounds fierce. Evoking a primal postapocalyptic heroine (“Feet…