Women Refining the Art of the Streets

Palestinian female refugee painting in the streets

Laila Ajjawi is determined to make positive change within her impoverished community.

As a woman who lives in an impoverished and overcrowded Palestinian refugee camp, Laila was born on one of the lowest rungs in Jordanian society, her fate almost sealed at birth. Her educational training and art, however, has opened doors and created opportunities for her beyond the camp that she did not realize existed. She uses her public art to question the assumptions her culture makes about women, who are taught to be subservient in a male-dominated society, and of Palestinian refugees, who face ongoing discrimination. Through her murals and activism, she hopes to show other refugees, young women, and girls that they too can take control of their destinies.

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“My future doesn’t look easy,” Laila said, but said that living a “normal” or traditional life is even less appealing than whatever challenges lie in her path. The young woman from the tiny Irbid camp aspires to take on the media through her art. “The media is trying to provoke an idea about girls, that girls cannot take control of her life,” she said. “I’m going to become a part of the media that affects people.” -Laila Ajjawi

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Read more at Cosmopolitan.com

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Fundraiser to volunteer in Cuba

Meme has been invited to volunteer with an Non-Profit called Amigo Skate Cuba from Jan. 6th-12th 2016.
As you may know I’m dedicated to women’s empowerment and youth outreach, and by having a woman like myself there who paints and skates, I hope to teach the local kids about both subcultures. My aim is to show these youth the possibilities out there, and what potential the future holds for them.

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Recap We Love Letters

Few and Far™ Presents:
“WE LOVE LETTERS”
Opening night: October 24th, 2015
Showing at Oakland Terminal @oakland_terminal

An exhibition of female graffiti writers and taggers from around the world. This group show celebrates the rebellious art form of graffiti showcasing international women currently pushing the limits with their individual styles & letter forms.

Curated by MEME @memersweets

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Photo’s by Agana

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We Love Letters Video

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An Exhibition of Female Taggers & Graffiti Writers From Around The World.
Curated By MEME (FNF & CBS CREW)
Filmed & Edited By BAZOOKAFILMS77
Music By Marva Whitney Its My Thing
Location Oakland Terminal

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Salon 2512 Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of the newest
addition to Midtown Sacramento.

Salon 2512, located on J street is hosting a
grand opening event and art show featuring
recent works by Ursula X. Young. We will have
drinks and eats, and will raffle off an amazing
Davines product basket.

Salon 2512 is a Davines exclusive salon focusing
solely on the satisfaction of our clients.

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More of Ursula’s work can be seen at
her website: www.ursulayoung.com.
She will have original works
and prints available at the show.

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Meeting Of Styles San Francisco 2015

Few and Far were recently invited to take part in the San Francisco Meeting of Styles, a weekend of international graffiti and street art which took place over four blocks in the Mission district of San Francisco. Spanning the alleys of Osage and Lilac from 24th-26th streets, hundreds gathered to give the alleys fresh paint. Representing Few and Far were Deity, Ursula X Young, Agana, Ksra, Dime & Meme who chose a 60’s psychedelic theme to give Osage and 25th some flower power, a nod to San Francisco’s colorful history.

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Photos by: Bazookafilms77, Ursula X. Young and Meme

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Wami Paint Festival

Warmi Paint© is an all women arts, and culture festival ready to launch in Quito, Ecuador this fall. A celebration of women street artists from Latin America who focus on; graffiti, street art, murals, and empowering others, especially young women through their colorful work. A group of local and international artists curated by Maria “Toofly” Castillo and Ache Vallejo that will include countries like Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Brasil.

Warmi = Woman in quechua, the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their language. Women of all ages from this part of the world will create a new vision of themselves, nurture their community, and reflect a powerful message.

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— Special guests of honor–
:::: LADY PINK, and MARTHA COOPER ::::
+ 20 women will paint collaborative murals, host workshops, and present their life’s work to the Ecuadorian community.

— International artists —
Anarkia ( Brasil) Abusa Crew ( Chile ) Bastardilla ( Colombia ) Fio Silva ( Argentina ) Ledania ( Colombia ) Lili Cuca ( Colombia ) Pau (Germany/Chile) Rank ( Mexico ) Toofly ( NYC/ Ecuador ) Tysa ( Mexico ) Vero Rivera ( Puerto Rico )

— Ecuador —
Belu Loops, Bln Bike, Chink, Crispo, La Suerte, Lie, Maria, Males, MO, and Vera.

There will be graffiti films like “WILD STYLE” by producer Charlie Ahearn,
“Street Heroines” short films by Alexandra Henry,
live performance by Qarla Quispe (Peru),
and guest organizers like Catalina Bobone and Romina Bianchini who will chat with us about producing events.

::: slideshow presentations, panels, youth workshops, pop-up shops, music concert and more! :::

The hop-on/hop off “Warmi Bus” invites the community to visit the mural process live at 3 locations:
1. Contemporary Art Center // 2. Universidad Central // 3. La Floresta.

People of all ages will benefit from this unique cross cultural exchange, and community building experience.

For more information visit our web page: www.warmipaint.com

This event is made possible by a grant received by
—- Fundacion Museos of Quito Ecuador —

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