Tag Archives: Social Commentary

The Bahari Paradox | Seeking Literary Agent Representation

23/01/2014

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Book of Magic (Full), Photo by Catherine L Mommsen

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:46 p.m. EDT, 23 January 2014 Agents interested in projects similar to Malika Oufkir’s Stolen Lives will see the potential in marketing my first novel, The Bahari Paradox. This book project grapples with perseverance, survival, and the triumph of a woman journeying to realize her full potential. Synopsis: She teeters on […]

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Carrie Mae Weems | Photographer

08/01/2014

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Photo of Carrie Mae Weems - 'From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried' MoMA Exhibit, Taken by The Glamorous Nomad

“This invisibility—this erasure out of the complex history of our life and time—is the greatest source of my longing. As you know, I’m a woman who yearns, who longs for. This is the key to me and to the work, and something which is rarely discussed in reviews or essays, which I also find remarkably disappointing. That there are so few images of African-American women circulating in popular culture or in fine art is disturbing; the pathology behind it is dangerous. I mean, we got a sistah in the White House, and yet mediated culture excludes us, denies us, erases us. But in the face of refusal, I insist on making work that includes us as part of the greater whole. Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion—even in the shit, muck, and mire—is the real point.” — Carrie Mae Weems

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The Price of Virginity | Catarina Migliorini

21/11/2012

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Catarina Migliorini, Photo by Pariba

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:00 p.m. EDT, 21 November 2012 Prostitution is the act or practice of providing sexual services to another person in return for payment. For centuries, women and men have primarily engaged in prostitution either as a means of last resort or because they were forced into it, as in the […]

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Pop Quiz

17/10/2012

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Man and Question Mark, Photo by An Untrained Eye

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 14:47 PM EDT, 17 October 2012 Every now and then we should pause to take stock of our lives and what is really important. Here is a tool to help you do just that. You don’t need a pen and paper for this exercise, just read it naturally. If you can’t […]

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New York, New York Fisticuffs

28/09/2012

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Two Business Men Fighting, Photo by Michael Castillejos

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 12:16 PM EDT, 28 September 2012 NYC, New York – As human beings have progressed from hunter gathers, to agrarian, to industrialized societies dominated by technology, we have become increasingly tamed through societal norms enforced by political correctness. Today, men and women effortlessly obliterate the livelihood of others, often plunging […]

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