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TOOFLY: Wellingcourt Mural Project

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WELLINGCOURT MURAL PROJECT
ASTORIA, QUEENS NY 2014
Location: 11-98 WELLINGCOURT 30th ave and 12street. Astoria, Queens NY 11102

NOW IN ITS 5TH YEAR, AD HOC ART PROUDLY CONTINUES TO EXPAND ACCLAIMED PUBLIC ART PROJECT WITH 80+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SPANNING 50+ YEARS PAINTING 100+ SPOTS

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Save local women’s handcrafts: The story of Nasreen

Some good friends of ours that run a fair trade business called “Offerings” got together to help these women in Nepal. We ask if you could help spread the word and or donate a few bucks to this wonderful cause! Read this article on Nasreen HERE.

Save Local Women’s Handicrafts campaign and why it’s important to us.

Save Local Women’s Handicraft campaign is our effort to help Nasreen and the 20+ women of her collective. Nasreen is currently in hiding to protect herself from forced marriage. This act puts Nasreen at great risk. The building project for the Local Women’s Handicrafts will be a sustainable self sufficient solution for all the women involved, but it is also a safe place for Nasreen to begin a new life of independence for herself.

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Donte or read more about this wonderful project here: SAVE LOCAL WOMEN’S HANDCRAFTS

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Female genital mutilation in the US and all over the world.

Sign the Change.org petition to end FGM

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During the summer months, while many families take vacations or usher their children off to camp, thousands of girls here in the U.S. are being sent overseas for what’s sold to them as a “rite of passage.” According to the AHA Foundation, up to 228,000 girls and women in the U.S. are vulnerable to what’s called “vacation cutting,” when parents send their daughters to stay with their families abroad and to endure female genital mutilation (FGM). Even more women living here have been victims as children. Before immigrating to the U.S., they were subjected to the abuse that affects 125 million females worldwide.

But there’s no way to know how many women are victims of this practice because they make themselves invisible.

“We have a culture of silence,” says Jaha Dukureh, who is leading a campaign to pressure Washington to create legislation that would mandate FGM education and allow for safe places for survivors to seek help. “Most women won’t share their stories because they are afraid of what will happen to them, what will happen to their parents.”

The shame runs so deep that girls are taught to never look at or touch their genitals, and most of them have never been to a gynecologist. In many cases, women who were cut very young — and it is common practice to circumcise infants — don’t even know they have been mutilated until they attempt to have sex, at which time they often need to be cut open again to consummate a marriage.

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Read more here: The Guardian.com

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Clogged Caps 9

Few and Far was invited to Clogged Caps 9, held in San Antonio Texas from April 3-6. Over 75 artists participated in painting jazz themed murals. Meme organized the layout for the Few and Far wall and colaborated with member Diety as well as guest artist Mavel. The wall has a beautiful lady painted by Diety in the center of the wall holding a microphone with piano keys swooping across the sky. Meme catches your eye on the left and the right caps off with an awesome Mavel piece. The mural was successful and the ladies had a fantastic time in San Antonio! Special thank yous go out to The Paint Yard, Lurk Hard, and Mary Jane Clothing as well as Supher CBS/Laws for the support!

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RUDECHIX

Few and Far artist Jenn Ponci had the pleasure of meeting Sherry, the owner of Rudechix at the 10th annual Fresno, CA Tattoo Convention. She wandered in looking for a niece’s gift, and discovered not only fun and unique products, but a respectable business that supports tough women! The fliers had women posing in front of graffiti with phrases like “my aunties tattoos are sick”, which was just what Jenn was looking for. For roller derby enthusiasts and women with attitude everywhere, Rudechix carries unique statement tees for adults, children, and babies. You can find more of their products at www.rudechix.com. fuzzy-unicorn-necklace

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NEKST

NEKST D30 MSK DTS was a legendary graffiti writer and an amazing human being. He is internationally respected for his vast number of giant, stylish, bold pieces, and will go down in history as one of the greatest graffiti writers of all time. Originally from Houston, TX, you can find his work in every American city. He spent time in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York establishing himself as the most prolific writer in each of those cities.

NEKST was unstoppable, indestructible, fearless, giant, relevant, motivated, driven and extremely busy. He did not make excuses, he worked. NEKST didn’t do anything moderately. NEKST painted the strongest graffiti, wore the finest cashmere, drank the most delicious champagne, and had the most amazing friends. NEKST didn’t pass up anything great in life, and left an unmistakable impact on the world when he left.

Infinitely respected, loved, and missed, the legacy of NEKST will never die.

-Moven D30

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