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Welcome To The Belly of The Dragon: How a Stigmatized Barbados Community Opened My Eyes and My Heart

Femme Fatale


Femme Fatale is a collaboration between photographer Amleya Clarke, make-up artist Alpheus Lythcott and photographer Shawn Fields. It is a Barbadian fashion and beauty photo series much like an amalgamation of a lookbook, fashion zine and portfolio. We’re proud to feature young, local, talented and up-and-coming designers and diverse models who all share our passion for style, creativity and celebrating the beauty of our Caribbean women through our work.

Femme Fatale is about the beauty, strength, mystique and character of Caribbean women. These photo editorials include story-driven narratives such as Search for Paradise and Points Beyond; creative concepts such as the Fierceronette, and modern and classic takes such as in Into the Light and Soirees D’ete. We also have a special spread with Ebony Kellman of Make-up Doll Cosmetics, a local make-up line whose products have been used in some of the shoots.

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Update!


NEW Features!

Weekly Wisdom

I would like to introduce you to new feature of my blog called ‘Weekly Wisdom’ where I will bring you teachable and  inspirational moments, quotes and other tidbits.

TEDxYouth@Bridgetown – Wisdom Shared

I promised to bring you coverage from TEDxYouth@Bridgetown so I will be sharing with you a bit of the wit, wisdom and warmth which I gained from the various TEDsters in the new segment.

(and yes Hi! I’m back again! Sorry to have disappeared again – but hey life of a University student can be quite overwhelming and hectic)

Recommendations:

Book Corner

You can check out what I’m currently reading via my Goodreads Shelf (there’s a widget on right of this post) or even keep track of and join my 2013 reading challenge. My current goal is 35 books. I will also be review and recommending at least one book a month for you to read and hopefully enjoy as I have.

Music Corner

Musical Artist or Musician of the Month, Album reviews. New artist spotlight, anything goes over here once it’s music related.

Stay tuned! Anything else can happen! Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion anytime.

 

TEDxYouth@Bridgetown


Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 saw the successful hosting of the 2nd annual TEDxYouth@Bridgetown here in Barbados! Held under the theme “The Big Questions?”, it was so jam-packed with advice, inspiration and other awesome tid-bits that one post alone would not do it even remote justice.

SSSOOOO….

Over the coming weeks I will be bringing you lots of coverage and highlights from TEDxYouth@Bridgetown!

For those of you unfamiliar with TED and TEDx Conferences here is some info adapted from TEDxYouth@Bridgetown‘s site :

What is TED?

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland. Visit www.TED.com for more information on TED.

 What is TEDxYouth@Bridgetown?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience; x = independently organised TED event. The mission of TEDxYouth@Bridgetown is to be known as the hub where local and regional visionaries and storytellers gather to share their ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Featured Speakers are those who have extraordinary voices in the local or regional community, who have a unique story or an unusual perspective, and who can convey it in a dynamic way. 

Introducing: FRESH MILK


What is FRESH MILK?

The Fresh Milk Art Platform Inc. is a Caribbean non-profit, artist-led, inter-disciplinary organization that supports creatives and promotes wise social, economic, and environmental stewardship through creative engagement with society and by cultivating excellence in the arts.

Critical. Creative. Fresh.

The Official 1st Anniversary Post!


It just came to my attention that this blog has just passed the one year of existence mark! Interestingly enough the 1st post came on September 19th 2011 and the last post (before this) also came on September 19th (2012)!

Of course there was a long break in between there but…  the milestone is still worth celebrating.

I thank all of you who have taken the time to read my posts and hope you have learned, been inspired or benefited in some way from them. I also would like to thank those of you who have followed the blog.

Now on to the future!

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • Reviews and recommendations
  • Interviews and artist features
  • A dancing Unicorn
  • Expanded and improved content base

Happy Autumn (or Spring if you’re in southern hemisphere)!

 

D. A. Boxill
Dream | Aspire | Believe

 

(P.S.  I was joking about the Unicorn dancing, it’ll probably be too drunk and might be singing)

Hello again world!


After quite a long hiatus, the blog is back in action! You would have noticed some changes, such as a complete rebranding and makeover as well as an expansion of presence across social networks.

Facebook: http://fb.com/daboxill

Tumblr: http://daboxill.tumblr.com

Twitter: @daboxill

Once again welcome back or welcome if you’re now coming aboard!

 

Life imitates art and art imitates life. In this cycle we are all placed into, sometimes one or the other becomes mundane. Sometimes a different viewpoint, a fresh approach or little inspiration is all one needs to change the mundane into beautiful and exciting. Feel free to be inspired.

D. A. Boxill

Dream | Aspire | Believe

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