Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Unlike what is on American talent shows, we see the difficult circumstances some of the contestants come from, so the audience really gets behind them.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Standard Cultural Expectations in America: Education is primary, date at a later age, respect your elders, you are a child until you have your own, what will the neighbors say if they found out about this circumstance, etc. Rajeeyah and I have 9 to 5 jobs, but our creative spirit endures. I am priviledged - I recognize my position in the global sphere (my ability to vacation, live in a home without the constant threat of religious or political conflict, free speech, etc). However, I graduated college and realized that my new friend, Sallie, needs to get paid every month. So I had to press pause and earn a living. Now, I want to get back to my spirit - telling stories. If R & I had limitless wealth, I am certain we would be performing and directly influencing the artistic sphere. This show is our debut, coming out party, quincenera – a proclamation of our artistic identity. Here we are world!
Additionally, we were affected by loss...it has literally stopped us in our tracks – witnessing and personally (i.e. parents, loved ones, relationships, pets), so we want to investigate how do we bounce forward after a significant loss?
Oftentimes, as accomplished as I may appear, I feel like I’m limited. Has the pressure to satisfy my cultural expectations mixed with the standard struggles of growing up overwhelmed me? I know that I am not alone, so want to explore this idea in a show. Especially in New York City, it is a city of DOERS, but are people nurturing their spirit? There are moments when I see this as a city of isolated people who happen to be clustered together. When do we deal with the pain of our traumatic experiences and allow transformation to settle in?
I believe that we are all shining, radiant morsels of LOVE, so my intention is to shed light through our creative lens that we do have the choice to grow, heal and be happy.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Now, Lena Dunham will have the chance to speak for our generation via HBO in Girls, well, a segment of this population.
Here's to more post-college milieu series, with characters that are typically heterosexual, white, middle class, and in their twenties. Maybe we'll be able to sneak in a multi-cultural best friend into the mix of this series?
Keep watching out for me readers! I'll be among the ladies of this generation to keep pushing the artistic envelope and demanding access for diverse representations of women on major networks. Remember starlett, Christiamilda wrote it here first!
"Mining childhood memories and media constructions of gender roles, her photographs are charged with an eerie, dreamlike quality. On first glance, her works often appear whimsical, but there is a disquieting aspect to Simmons’s child’s play, as her characters struggle over identity in an environment in which the value placed on consumption, designer objects, and domestic space is inflated to absurd proportions."