December 2013

Hold Your Colour

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Our friend Kodi makes handmade garments…including hoodies and jackets. She will be getting unique textiles and fabrics from different small businesses all over the world to use in her custom gear. It is fair trade and still handmade. Help support good people See more below.

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Few and Far bring Warrior Women to Art Basel Miami 2013!

 

Few&Far just returned from Art Basel Miami, where we represented Ecuador, California, Florida and New York City. We ended up scoring a bigger and more prominent wall than originally planned in central Wynwood, painting the outside of a slot machine refurbishing factory. Big thanks to the owners of the building, our sponsors Ironlak and Luna Rienne Gallery, and photographer Alexadra Henry! Being one of the few all-women walls in Wynwood this year, we got lots of great feedback, and our uniquely different strong feminine styles meshed together seamlessly on a Miami-turquoise background that popped for blocks. Four large female characters by Kazilla, Ursula X Young, Toofly, Deity, and lettering by Agana now grace the walls of 375 NW 24th street on a mural entitled “Warrior Women”. Incidentally this year ‘Wynwood Walls’ showcased women artists, including Toofly, in their gallery show: ‘Women on the Walls’. This was an important year for the women of Few&Far to be representing. The wall is dedicated to the legendary Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the start of the project. Thank you again to all who joined and supported!

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela

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ax19Toofly. Photo by Alexandra Henry

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4D1C2196Toofly x Agana colab. Photo by Agana

4D1C2209Kazilla. Photo by Agana

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4D1C2212Diety. Photo by Agana

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4D1C2299Other Miami wall collaborations with Agana!

4D1C2386Another awesome piece and photo by Agana
Martha-Cooper-Few-and-FarPhoto by Martha Cooper.

Women-on-the-Walls-WynwoodWomen on the Walls featuring Toofly

Toofly-Woman-on-the-Wall-WynwoodToofly at Women on the Walls

Few-adn-Far-Alexandra-HenryPhoto by Alexandra Henry

FewandFar-Basel-2013tooflyPhoto by Toofly

Thank you Ironlak!ironlak_logo_white.ai

 


“IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE” – Nelson Mandela

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How one woman can do so much… Aung San Suu Kyi

 

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Internationally her voice has been heard not infrequently. Reporters with cameras and videotape have been able to interview her in person, and telephone interviews with the media outside Burma have also been published. Using video cassettes she has sent out statements, including the keynote address to the NGO Forum at the U.N. International Women’s Conference in Beijing in August 1995.

 

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There have been a number of visitors from abroad, including a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, whom she told that Norway will be the first country she will visit when free to travel. SLORC has changed its name to the State Peace and Development Council, but its repressive policies and violation of human rights continue unabated.

Suu Kyi discourages tourists from visiting Burma and businessmen from investing in the country until it is free. She finds hearing for such pleas among western nations, and the United States has applied economic sanctions against Burma, but Burma’s neighbours follow their policy of not intervening in the internal affairs of other sovereign states, and Burma has been admitted into the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations.

On March 27, 1999, Michael Aris died of prostate cancer in London. He had petitioned the Burmese authorities to allow him to visit Suu Kyi one last time, but they had rejected his request. He had not seen her since a Christmas visit in 1995. The government always urged her to join her family abroad, but she knew that she would not be allowed to return. This separation she regarded as one of the sacrifices she had had to make in order to work for a free Burma.

 

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Read more on San Suu on Wikipedia HERE

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Gangs and Change

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13 – Stanley Tookie Wiliams, a condemned gangster whose execution drew more national and international attention than any here in decades, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 12:35 this morning at San Quentin State Prison.

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Circa 1972, NK– Prisoner shaking his fists through the bars in the Tombs Prison. –Image by © JP Laffont/Sygma/Corbis

The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Malcolm X

Mr. Williams, 51, a co-founder and leader of the Crips gang of Los Angeles who was convicted of the brutal murders of four people in 1979 amid an avalanche of gang violence there, had become, to his supporters, an icon of jailhouse redemption and a powerful critic from his cell on death row and through his writings of the perils and misguided allure of the gang life on the nation’s urban streets. Read more here

Prison photograph of death row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams

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Williams is the 12th person put to death in California since the state resumed executions in 1992 after a 25-year suspension because of court rulings. No capital case in the state had stirred such national and international attention since Caryl Chessman — like Williams, an author of books from Death Row — was executed in the gas chamber in 1960 for rape and kidnapping.

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Circa 1971– Graffiti by gang member Bird 1 of Florencia 13. Via

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Circa 1983, Watts, LA– Members of the Hustler Crips. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

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