A visionary revolutionist, Leroy Moore Jr.

In February, 2012, I had the privilege to experience a presentation by the radical activist, passionate artist and relentless revolutionary Leroy Moore, Jr. The event called “Under 1 Nation: Zulu and Krip Hop” and was held in February 2012 at…

The world’s largest wheelchair sporting event, June 25th-June 30th, 2012

The 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) begins Monday, June 25th through June 30th, 2012.  Approximately 600 veteran military wheelchair athletes will convene in Richmond, Virginia for the world’s largest wheelchair sports event. The games promote rehabilitation through competition for…

The largest annual wheelchair sports event kicks off June 25th

The 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) begins Monday, June 25th through June 30th, 2012.  Approximately 600 veteran military wheelchair athletes will convene in Richmond, Virginia for the worlds largest wheelchair sports event. The games promote rehabilitation through competition for…

“American Able” photography project challenges the so called diversified ad campaign machine of American Apparel

American Apparel ads are the archetype of the modern day urban hipster. They are provocative photographs of young models and epitomize youth and sexuality. As their website says, “…our authentic imagery and socially relevant messaging have earned us a fiercely…

Inclusion in modern dance is a global art movement

As a viewer, one can participate in art by analyzing and applying the elements of art such as composition, line, shape, space, texture and value. As I have become more evolved in my ability to read art, I can easily…
Black and white photo of the band Rudely Interrupted with spotlights shining down on them.

A not so rude awakening to the band, “Rudely Interrupted”

Rudely Interrupted is an Indie band from Australia.  Their music likens that of 80’s new wave, 60’s surf pop and very early Animals.  The lead singer has a voice and stage presence reminiscent of a subtle mix between a melodic…

U.N. honors autism awareness with 2012 postage stamps desgined by artists with autism

Every year the United Nations honors seven causes of importance within member nations.  They do this by issuing stamps that reflect the cause. For 2012, one of the issues they have chosen to honor is autism awareness.  There will be…

The colorful art of Willow Bascom

Willow Bascom grew up in Saudi Arabia and Panama.  She was hugely influenced by the varying cultures to which she was introduced .  She became a passionate fan of tribal art.  Later on in her life she developed lupus and…

Reflecting on society’s fear of physical abnormalities

Although Halloween is over, it’s not too late to take away valuable insight.  NPR Commentator Ben Mattlin discusses the historic and contemporary connections between disabilities and Halloween. Ben Mattlin was born with spinal muscular atrophy and uses a wheel chair …