“Here’s to friendship, to collaboration, to the love of theater, Africa, and women. Here’s to Danai Gurira and the world of Eclipsed on Broadway she created, that I get to embody and inhabit every night at the Golden Theater.”
Contemporary Kenyan social artist Michael Soi explores social living in the city of Nairobi in his recent exhibition themed “I Love Nairobi.” Soi’s art
pieces provide a personal reflection and satirical commentary on contemporary social, economic and political trends in Kenya.
Do you think journalling is a very girly thing? I'm a guy and I love to write a journal but I'm always afraid someone will find out and make fun of me...
No! Journaling is not a girly thing. A lot of famous male writers kept journals. Like David Sedaris, Franz Kafka, Jonathan Franzen, C.S. Lewis and Ray Bradbury. And don’t forget artists/photographers Dan Eldon and Peter Beard.
This is what David Sedaris said on the importance of keeping a journal:
“I’ve been keeping a diary for thirty-three years and write in it every morning. Most of it’s just whining, but every so often there’ll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It’s an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. ‘That’s not what you said on February 3, 1996,” I’ll say to someone.”
These are Peter Beard’s journals (he’s in the right corner) :
This is Dan Eldon’s story. His life story inspires me everyday. Dan Eldon was an English-born Kenyan photojournalist, artist and activist. He and three colleagues were stoned to death by an angry mob in Mogadishu in an incident before the Battle of Mogadishu. He left behind a series of journals (17 journals to be exact!!), which Chronicle Books have used to publish three books, “The Journey is the Destination”, “Dan Eldon, the Art of Life” and “Safari as a Way of Life”.
Here’s a video about his life (you should definitely watch this one):
So no. Journaling is definitely NOT a girly thing. Happy journaling! <3
“Its interesting how static objects, solid in form and even those made up of seemingly durable materials such as silver or gold are constantly sending out different signals in relation to the environment or time in which they exist or sometimes what angle the viewer is seeing or experiencing them from.”
Sunglass designer Karen Walker’s ads for the S/S2014 season. The New Zealander partnered with the United Nations ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission works from local Kenyan artists, which took the form of printed cloth pouches that accompany each pair of sunglasses. To honor the collaboration, Walker also cast the artists in her ads, pairing her quirky, oddball shades with the personal style of the subjects.