womensmonth

Ladies #WearADoek in support of #WomensMonth tomorrow, Friday 1 Aug as we celebrate the bravery and the forever burning spirit of #WomenHood. We celebrate the crowns that you are in our lives and society as a whole and key roles you continue to play in nurturing and raising this child that is democracy. Your bravery is blood life that runs through our country’s democracy. For the next 4 weeks @artsculturesa will run a campaign that celebrates women every Friday in August. And we thought a doek (and all it’s glory and styles that only a lady can make look fabulous) would be a nice symbol to create a nice golden thread get the whole country excited. #spreadTheWord #letWOMANHOODreign Cc @marangdream @mokgadi @unathimsengana @melbala @duduymn @nnaniquism @katemolete @jerrymokgofe @mstumit @sylvesterfalata mamo_r

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@jessjorgensen is Manager of Instant Grass JHB and she spends a lot of time mentoring beautiful young minds to help them turn their creativity and ideas into valid business plans) She’s an avid cycle commuter and diehard ambassador of the two-wheel lifestyle. She’s a supporter of local and African youth culture and has done production on Nigerian hiphop music videos and documentaries on living in the city to cycle-powered cinemas. Im honoured to profile her for my instabition this August. #runtheworldinstabition #rtwinstabition #womensmonth

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Meanwhile at The Opera House , on some front row shxt. (: #my #loving #niece #NomfundaXaluva #musician #singer #songwriter #jazz #jazzstar #award #winning #young #princes #vocalist #performer #strong #brown #woman #singforwoman #womensmonth #august #2014 #PFTFS #WAS #THERE #pe

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Lagertha is a descendant of a Valkyrie, and it comes as no surprise that when the “Jarl” of Hedeby, Earl Sigvard, tried to humiliate her by exposing her Freya-like breasts to his court full of people, Lagertha stabs him in the eye! This Earl doesn’t know shit about Lagertha, if you ask me. Awesome episode, “Unforgiven”, and only 4 more left before season 2 ends with lots of blood… #womensmonth #lagertha #Vikings #ragnarlodbrok

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International Women's Month: Barbara Kruger

March is International Women’s Month, so HA@STA will be celebrating women in art! Whether it be a female artist, subject, patroness, etc, our writers will profile significant women in the History of Art for the blog in the upcoming weeks, so keep a look out!

Barbara Kruger is an American artist whose work addresses issues such as gender politics and consumer culture. Kruger works with black and white images taken from magazines and popular culture, and unites these images with aggressive or provocative slogans in her signature black or white futura bold text on a red background. Her juxtaposition of text and image challenges ideologies of the image itself, as well as the culture from which they were taken. Some of her more famous works include ‘Your body is a battle ground’ (1985, depicted above) and 'I shop, therefore I am’ (1987). 

If you’d like to learn more about Barbara Kruger and her work, be sure to read Ron Rosenbaum’s article in Smithsonian Mag here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/barbara-krugers-artwork-speaks-truth-to-power-137717540/?no-ist 

Day 15: Meet Mumtaaz Taz. She’s originally from Cape Town. She fell pregnant at the age of 15 with no purpose in life but gangsterism until she saw the premature infant she had birthed. After facing the harsh reality of nearly losing her son,she left the life she knew and focused on making it for him. She moved up to Jozi 3years ago,and currently a medical student and a full-time employee trying to pay off her fees. She’s a personal trainer - She trains people with no cost but their happiness being her reward. She writes poetry and models for a few street brands simply because she loves street fashion. She tried breaking the chain of a typical teenage mother who puts her dreams aside and settles. She says; “My son is the blessing I carry in my heart everyday .He’s a reminder of my past but more importantly the reason I’m pushing  right now towards a fruitful future.” #runtheworld14 #instabition #illustration #womensmonth

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Day 28: Meet Palesa Ngubane. She’s doing a degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics. She’s an avid traveller and has an incredible aesthetic for clothes, she’s also starting a company with some of her friends which is a going to be a brand clinic for companies. Happy Women’s Month @pumpum_ #womensmonth #runtheworld14 #digitalart

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