Creative Projects To Fund: Afro-Iran -The Unknown Minority Photo Book

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Mahdi Eshaei is a 25 year old  German-Iranian photographer and designer based in Germany. Eshaei studied design at the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt.Mahdi has stumbled upon a fascinating group of african descendent people in Iran that were unknown to him and many others until he went to southern Iran to a soccer match. The experience of seeing a black or African featured man that spoke Persian and was a born Iranian sparked the search and the creative project to document these rare beautiful group of people of his culture! Mahdi has a an idea and book that will live on for centuries but he needs everyone help to raise about 12 thousand  dollars By June 13th! 

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Afro-Iran shows a side of Iran, which is widely unknown even to Iranians: a minority of people who influenced the culture of a whole region by continuing their African heritage with their clothing style, their music, their dance and their oral traditions and rituals. I set out to the Hormozgan Province in the Persian Gulf to shed some light on this part of Iran, which is home to the descendants of enslaved people and traders from Africa.

  ‘Afro-Iran’ reveals details documenting a centuries-long history of a community, which is often overlooked in Iran’s history, but which has even shaped the culture in Southern Iran.

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Twitter: @Mahdi_Eshaei

http://www.mahdi-eshaei.com

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Event Recap:CREATIVE SOCIETY OF CT’s Majestic Mixer

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Creative Society of Connecticut took a giant leap forward three weeks ago and opened their  exclusive creative arts secret event series up public! In fall 2014, CSCT hosted their 1st event that resulted in a great outcome of new connections and new inspiration. For their first public event  that  took place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the beautiful  305 Knowlton Studios in Bridgeport, CT ,themed as the Majestic Mixer! The mixer consisted of  live art demonstrations by William Corprew (@80Gramz) and Olivia Nyguen (@Fiyabomb) , poetry by Kimolee  Eryn (@kimoleeryn)& Tea Montgomery (@Teamontgomery), Author Talk from Johnnie Bird (@johnniebirdIII), and an enlightening financial talk by Sigmund Morriar. 

Creative Society of Connecticut is a networking organization, of collective artistic practices, that hosts uniquely-themed events.CSCT helps to connect creative & local businesses by fostering new collaborative relationships. It is a meeting place of influencers in the art, music, film, fashion, and media industries.CSCT’s vision is to create a social gathering available for creative minds to engage in conversation, collaborate and network while sharing knowledge and resources of information.

Check out the performances in a video below and pictures from this cultural experience that is growing in the artsy city of Bridgeport,CT

 

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CSCT Founders and Artist

(Nicole Carson, Thyda Korn ,80 Gramz, FiyaB0mb, Ninja Nay,Akiya Mcknight)

 

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(FiyaBomb’s Art Work)

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(All Photos by @djxink & @lcuevas)

CSCT is planning their next event  installment for August 2015 but will be collaborating with other creatives and organizations to bring you a variety of mini events in June and July so stay tuned!If you would like to be added to CSCT mailing list email them at the email listed below.

 

www.facebook.com/creativesocietyofCT.

Instagram : @CreativeSocietyCT

Email:Creativesociety203@gmail.com

“Clueless” Star Alicia Silverstone stops by The Queen Latifah Show to Promote New Book ” The Kind Mama”!

 

In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one’s “baby house” in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester. She helps readers navigate everything from prenatal testing and birth plans to successful breastfeeding and creating a supportive “baby nest.” The result is an authoritative, one-stop guide that empowers women to trust their instincts during this vital milestone, while helping them embark on a healthy and more vibrant path to motherhood.

 

 

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Alicia  silverstone stopped by the Queen latifah show,former castmate from Beauty Shop yesterday  to promote her new book “The Kind Mama“. Alicia the poignant actress of “Clueless” which was a generational film , is actually quite intelligent contraire to her roles.Alicia has become very active in promoting healthy lifestyles as well as a happier person on her website http://www.thekindlife.com . She now is married and hsa a three-year old son hence on why she decided to write a book on motherhood. Below are a few important parts from her interview with The Queen ..

Alicia talks on how it takes a village to raise a child

 

Also, Clueless is coming upon on its 20th year anniversary! Can you believe it ??? . Alicia talks about this defining role and her experinces with fame after.

Book:Rosie Perez can guide you on an “Upredicatable Life”!

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Actor/Writer Rosie Perez opens up about her tumultuous childhood in her revealing memoir “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.”Rosie also went on to tell Wendy about a fight she had with “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius and sets the record straight about her relationship with Jennifer Lopez.Plus Rosie talks about how Tupac saved her from being stood up before walking the red carpet!

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Rosie Perez, Also joined  Sway in the Morning to discuss the many aspects of her new book. Who ever know  Rosie was  Bio-Chemistry major drop out of school to film Do The Right Thing with no prior training and the rest was history! She also talks about her personal experience with post traumatic stress disorder. Ms.Perez has overcame a tremendous amount of issues when it comes to abuse and her relationship with her mother. Rose mother suffered from mental illness and gave her up to a convent early on her child hood. The Succesful actress/writer doesn’t give away all the details of her experiences because they can be found in her new book, A Handbook For An Unpredictable Life! Rosie still looks as beautiful as she ever did before and has finally become comfortable with her authentic self. Follow her journey on instagram @roseperezbrooklyn

Book:Author Epiphany Kendell says ” Hood Girls do it better”!

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Hood Girls Do It Better “The Hood Girls A-Z Guide To Success” is a memoir and a guide. Epiphany Kendell decided to write this guide when she saw that young women in her community were lost and going through tough situations that she herself has been through. When young women were looking for advice she decided to write a guide to show them they aren’t the only ones going through tough times and situations as young women. She guides them through situations and help those who haven’t been through situations avoid them.
 
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This book really intrigued me and pointed out some key issues young women growing up in today’s society  are facing.It is a Shes Vintage Approved Book that will without a doubt be a best seller! I had the pleasure of catching up with Hood Girls do it better”The Hood Girls A-Z Guide To Success” Author Epiphany Kendell. Below is  what she had to say about her book , life and more.
 
 
SV:Where are you from location/origin ?
EK: I am from Astoria queens ny but Syracuse ny is my home away from home
SV:Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
EK:My intended audience are pre teens to 21-year-old that live in urban neighborhoods. they should read the guide to get insight on things they may encounter growing up in the inner city or thing they are currently going through and may need advice on how to get through it.
SV:How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
EK:I figured since it was a guide and targeted towards girls from the inner city ” hood girls” that the hood girls a-z guide to success is the perfect fit
SV: Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
EK: for my cover I had a look that was more urban but as I started to get advice from professionals they suggested I clean it up a bit so I came up with the idea of shooting on a brownstone.
SV: Who or what has inspired you to become an author?
EK:I’ve always loved writing and english was the only subject Id excelled in. I have journals  in since 14 years old. so when my mom and i thought of the idea to give young girls advice on the things that ive been through it came natural.
SV: Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
EK there’s a self-love contract inside that has to be read and signed by a witness
SV: What makes your book beneficial to people?or what do you want your audience to learn from your book
EK: The book is beneficial because it touches on topics that people are afraid to discuss but are secretly going through. so its to help one feel as if they aren’t alone.
SV: Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
EK: lol no talents or hobbies im a Sagittarius were usually all over the place I get bored easy so I haven’t found something that caught my attention enough to make a hobby
SV: How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
EK: Any social network under Epiphany Kendell
SV: What can we expect from you in the future?
EK:. You can expect fashion projects, non-profit organization, more books and an empire
SV: What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
EK: They can tell a friend to tell a friend
SV: Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
EK: Follow your heart with whatever it is you want to write about but also do your research so you can figure out how to do something a bit different.
SV: Is there anything else you’d like to say?
EK:Thank you for reaching out to me, I truly appreciate it.
 
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Check out Epihany’s Ground Breaking book Hood Girls Do it Bett
You can follow her on Instagram,Twitter and Facebook @EpiphanyKendell
 
PS. EK sent me my own personal signed copy!
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(Photos via Insta @epiphanykendell )

Kingpin to King of the Kitchen:Chef Jeff

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Sunday is always my rest and revive day where I like to get my thought together for the week and plan out how I will continue to execute my ideas and projects on my journey. So through my resting I often watch Oprah’s life class or tv one black enterprise shows during the morning because I am often inspired by the stories they usually feature. The Past Sunday in particular I was astonished by Jeff Henderson’s story “Chef Jeff” on black enterprise. Chef Jeff is a critically acclaimed worlds best chef , has written books , and has a tv show yet I had never heard of him! Even more shocking is Chef Jeff’s whirlwind past  and 360 life change.

Chef Jeff Henderson’s incredible journey— from cocaine kingpin to head inmate cook to celebrated chef—has been a powerful inspiration to people who have struggled to find success when the odds are stacked against them.While in federal prison serving nearly ten years for drug trafficking, Chef Jeff gradually realized that his life was not over if he could find mentors, stop blaming others and take full responsibility for his future.When the positive results began to pour in, he knew he had to spread his message of hope and teach his techniques for personal and professional success.

Chef Jeff Story is quite inspirational to many but most importantly he is vital to men out in the world who have no hope or don’t see a future for themselves after prison or troubled past.  It is for sure not easy for men and especially men of color but Jeff’s story is sheer potent proof that you too can become everything you want to be because you hold the power! Men take the chance, leap out on faith and do whats right for you not any other man.

Oprah Life Class with Chef Jeff

Chef Jeff Tv Show

 

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His latest book check it out!

Follow him on Twitter @chefjefflive

http://www.chefjefflive.com

Are you a wanderer?

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Words From A Wanderer by Alexander Elle is a timeless and beautiful compilation of notes and poetry. This book was created with hopes of uplifting and encouraging readers in many ways. There is a journal in the back of the book for readers and fellow writers to indulge in to keep the “conversation” going. Author, Alexandra Elle, wrote this book to shed light on the fact that indeed not all who wander are lost; some are simply still finding their way.

I have personally been following Alex on social media since her hair blog site. If you follow her on Twitter or instagram@Alex_Elle you will see her positive self notes and poetry is contagious. During many trying times in my life recently I have looked to her words for inspiration. Alex seems to be a very kindred soul with a gift of creativity and I connect with her as I am a poet myself. I look forward to reading this book and for all my viewers to read it too! Please send your thoughts,opinions and reviews in so we can discuss!

Love,Positivity,Discovery…..

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