Women’s History Month Spotlight: Yulia Brodskaya

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Paper always held a special fascination for me. I’ve tried many different methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be ‘the one’ for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it.

There isn’t anything complex about paper and glue yet illustrator, Yulia Brodskaya, has used her creative genius to construct intricate and vibrant 3-dimensional pieces using paper and glue, these same elements have quickly garnered her international recognition. Having over 100 pieces in her collection she has worked for big names like: Oprah, Starbucks, Godiva, Bentley, Niemen Marcus, Hennessy, Target and several others (To name familiar US companies). Born in 1983, making her just over 30, she began working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006 and quickly left graphic design for her real passion. She accrued over 100 clients within 5 years. If there were any woman illustrators worth highlighting it would be Yulia. Her attention to detail, the meticulous nature of the pieces, her vibrancy of color and emotion all come across clearly in her work. Each piece quite visually pleasing, her work became a muse of inspiration:

I see the culmination of emotion from a lifetime in your face like a tree that has stood the test of time. With lines that circle the trunk round and round so too do the lines on your face tell a story…they tell a truth: Our perception of reality happens in dots and lines and with care and attention we can craft a beautiful reality that celebrates our experience in all of its colors. So be like Yulia, bravely stretching the bounds and lines of art, the bounds and lines of life.

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Dannielle Cayard is a poet, vocalist and free spirit who uses her creativity to guide her audience deep into the corridors of her beautiful mind.

She is also a Mousai House member and Written Expressions contributor.

 

 

 

Google Salutes Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height


Google is known for having some of the best and most creative homepages. They often showcase an iconic individual or a specific day in time in which an interesting event has occurred. Mostly all the images featured have some cool historical reference. In today’s featured image they honor Civil and Women’s Rights activist Dorothy Irene Height.

In keeping with this month’s theme, it only makes sense to feature a women with her level of excellence. Dorothy Height would’ve turned 102 years old this very day. She transitioned on April 20th, 2010 just one month after her 98th Birthday. Although she’s transitioned, her initiatives and legacy still live on. Dr. Height fought for rights of women and especially African-American women; in relation to education, voting rights and unemployment.

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Dorothy Height is a true Street Intellectual who fearlessly fought for justice and human rights, that is why we honor her memory as well, by acknowledging her contributions to American history .

Current Vibes: Candles in the Sun

Miguel had a rather swift climb to success with his sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream which debuted in October of 2012. Get a glimpse of the other side of consciousness expressed throughout this video. Resilience and hope found in the human spirit, connects us all to the same struggle. Hear Miguel’s battle cry for action as he indignantly urges that “we take a look around now”.

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Coming to the district Stacy Jewell Lewis presents a riveting play that takes you on a journey of one woman’s struggles and triumphs in the life as a sexually exploited individual. You don’t want to miss this! She will have you on the edge wanting more.

Check out the trailer and grab a ticket for this Friday or Saturday’s show at The Fridge DC.

Purchase tickets online and learn more at www.StacyJewellLewis.com