Yearly Archives: 2011

The Audience

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Ultimately, I believe the highest allegiance of a visual communicator belongs to their client’s (or their own) audience. When communicating messages to our audience, we ask for their attention, consideration and trust. We should be so kind as to reciprocate … Continue reading

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Always Be Creating.

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If I were a tattooin woman, I’d get the directive “Always Be Creating” inked on my pointer, middle and ring fingers, one word on each, and on both hands. Kinda like Rihanna’s… but not. Yeah. Creating is crucial. There is … Continue reading

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The Cult of Done Manifesto

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(via Drawar and Brain Pickings) You can ask M.dot: I have enough projects to make your mind spin. I don’t even bother updating profiles with all of them anymore. I simple write “I do stuff” and leave it at that. … Continue reading

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Things to Do In December

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My self imposed social media exile has been… difficult to say the least. Not difficult in a bad way, mind you. No, rather I’m finding that my freelance lifestyle thrives on coffeeshops and social media, and taking a sabbatical from … Continue reading

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Why Black Women? Why A Conversation?

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Kindred is a conversation between Black women. The whole shifting expanse of Blackness and womanhood is invited to join this because I really can’t have this conversation by myself. Trust me; I’ve tried. I spent a lot of time on … Continue reading

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Where The Help Fails, Our Stories Can Shine

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This summer’s movie, The Help, is nothing more than a close retelling of book whose stories are, in turn, stolen from the lives of the Black women it dismally tries to portray. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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Message First Blogging Part 3 – From Message to Content

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This is the third article in a series called Message First Blogging. You should read Part 1: A Case for Content and Part 2: Mission and Message, too. To recap, the first thing you should think about when starting a … Continue reading

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Message First Blogging Part 2: Mission and Message

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This is the second article in a series called Message First Blogging. You should read the first part, A Case for Content and let me know your thoughts. Onwards! In A Case for Content I ended by saying that great … Continue reading

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9 Reasons Why Your Site Should Not Load With Sound :[

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Number 1: I am in a coffee shop, library, office or other establishment where speakers blasting your latest and greatest playlist just make things awkward for everyone. Number 2: I am in a coffee shop, library, office or other establishment … Continue reading

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Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself

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This timely TED talk was tweeted by @negrita. Thanks, lady!

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