Reserve your #BlackWomenDirect t-shirt today!  This shirt is a tribute to the black women directors everywhere. It is inspired by 30 black women directors who have done their thing behind the camera. Reserve yours at www.teespring.com/blackwomendirect

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thewitchesofmisspelled:

You guys! We still have 7 days to go left on Kickstarter. That is a short amount of time but we can make ANYTHING happen on Kickstarter!!! POTATO SALAD WAS FULLY FUNDED FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

Our project has been shared over 3,000+ on FB! That is HUGE! Look at other fully funded kickstarter campaigns asking for more than 100K! Our project has been shared way more than theirs! We’ve gotten over 1K new subscribers!! And over 1K NEW TUMBLR FOLLOWERS! We can’t believe all of your willingness to tell others about our project! Thank you guys so much!

We need the extra push in order to bring you guys MORE MisSpelled! Please continue encouraging your friends and family to donate and pledge their rent money to a great project that you want to see more of!

7 Days!!! Share, Share, SHARE!!!

(INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS NOW AVAILABLE ON MOST OF OUR REWARDS!!)

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zebablah:

so people suggested i do this so i’m doing it even though i feel awkward as fuq - reblog/donate if you can but no biggie if you can’t! i’m gonna figure this out somehow but it would be awesome if i could get a laptop before sundance at least. :\

haven’t been able to do the podcast because my mac ain’t shit!

- Z

ethiopienne:

vivaillajams:

What time is it!

Wall Clocks now available for sale:

http://society6.com/jamillaokubo/wall-clocks

Enjoy!

OH MY GOODNESS I WANT THEM ALLLLLLL

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zeekubeast:

wigglyflippingout:

ladynorbert:

Okay, Tumblr, let’s make this go viral. You all know that representation in the media is desperately needed, and this game is delivering what many of the big-name games haven’t. Pumpkin Online is made by a development team headed by an African-American woman and they’re aiming to make this game as inclusive and friendly as possible. This is a farming/romance sim mixed up with an adventure MMORPG and made incredibly diverse.

You want to play a non-binary character? You got it! You want a range of races in your NPC neighbors? Done! Clothing choices and body features not restricted by gender? It’s in there! Relationships in no way affected by gender or lack of gender? Yes, that too!

Let’s get this thing going viral and help promote the Kickstarter (link in the article) so that everyone gets the chance to play the character they want to play. Reblog buttons, do your thing!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU GUYYYYSSSSSSSSSSSS

reblogging this again with a link to their Kickstarter here

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Black Women Write T-shirt -www.teespring.com/blackwomenwritetoo 
Reserve by September 16th! 

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Reserve by September 16th! 

aroundthewaycurls:

We are inside the Dreaming Building with the ac! Food and drinks are here and some of Philly’s Finest Vendors. Come support. Live music starts at 5!

aroundthewaycurls:

We are inside the Dreaming Building with the ac! Food and drinks are here and some of Philly’s Finest Vendors. Come support. Live music starts at 5!

bent-charm:

SO I started a GoFundMe for my mom.

Share if you can, that would really be amazing.

I know she would kill me if she found out, but she’s going to get really sick if she keeps on going without any help :/

Here’s the LINK:

Basically my mom has a super rare kidney disease that causes her to…

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vivaillajams:

http://www.gofundme.com/JamillaOkuboParsoTuition

Hello,

My name is Jamilla Okubo. I am an Kenyan-American artist from Washington, D.C. Currently residing in New York City attending Parsons the New School for Design. I am currently a rising senior at Parsons studying Integrated Fashion Design (undergraduate), with a background in Fine Arts, and a focus on textiles and fashion design. 

I have been attending Parsons for three years now and I am getting ready to graduate this year as well as complete my senior thesis. I am currently $72,000 in debt to Parsons the New School for Design. For the past three years my mother has assisted me by  paying the remainder of my tuition with the Parent Plus Loan. My mother has borrowed $43,000 of the Direct Parent Plus loan. I still owe $12,000 for my last (senior) year at Parsons and mother and I can no longer take out Direct Plus Loans. 

I hope to be that minority student of color at Parsons, who represents the school, and inspires my younger siblings, and other minority/low-income students globally, to have the ambition and drive that I have, and not let financial issues get in the way of it.

As a minority student of color, I wholeheartedly appreciate and have taken full advantage of the amazing opportunities that I have received while being at Parsons, learning from amazing professors and peers.

I need $10, 787 to pay for the rest of my tuition for my last year at Parsons.

USAGE OF FUNDS:

-Tuition: $10,787
-School Supplies (Fabric, muslin, pattern paper, designing tools, paint, canvases, lab fees, books, fieldtrip fees)


My Senior Year Schedule
Fall 2014 (19 credits)
Entrepreneurship
Design, Self & Society
Futurism & Fashion
Silkscreening
Fashion, Illustration & Performance
Art After Apartheid

Winter: Strategies of Selling (course at FIT, 3 credits) 

Spring 2015 (18 credits)
Seminar Studio
Portfolio Strategies
4000 Level lecture course
Tailoring: Womenswear
Couture Design: Techniques
Fiction: Introduction


ABOUT ME & MY PURPOSE AS AN ARTIST:

 As a multidisciplinary artist I am able to combine my skills and knowledge to create and express myself. My artwork mainly focuses on people of the Diaspora (people of color), whom I consider my community. I use my artistic disciplines as tools to challenge myself in ways to give back to my community, educate, and empower them as well as the rest of the world.

It is my duty to remind people of color that we have such a rich culture, and that we should love ourselves and one another. I create artwork for my community, because I believe that my purpose as an artist of color is to empower and educate my community.

My artistic discipline connects me to my community by allowing me to create artwork that my community is able to enjoy, embrace, and share with others. I not only create my artwork for myself but what I express through the medium that I use, is a story that many in my community can relate to. When it comes to creating, I strongly believe in the fact that, 

“Black art controls the “Negro’s” reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images,”

A quote by Sonia Sanchez. As an artist of color coming from a low-income, single-mother household background, I am able to speak for many in my community from both my experiences growing up as well as express the beauty and hardships of my community’s culture and history. Being able to paint allows me to create for myself but also allows my work to connect to so many from my community. That is the beauty of being an artist, being able to express shared feelings and experiences with your community, where they can also can all take something from what you create.
There is so much to learn, and from that form of inspiration and influence, I create.


RECENT INTERVIEWS:

OkayAfrica:  http://www.okayafrica.com/news/jamilla-okubo-textiles-paintings/#slide1

AADAT:  www.aadatart.com/interview-jamilla-okubo-on-her-cultural-background-creative-inspirations-and-favourite-things/

Portfolio Website www.jamillaokubo.com
Blog:  www.vivaillajams.tumblr.com
Shop my art prints here: http://aadatart.com/product-category/art-prints/jamilla-okubo/

SPREAD THE WORD TUMBLR FAMILY! I LOVE YALL!

*SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASEEEEE*  

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