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Africans in Columbia March 31, 2010

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Africans in Brazil March 31, 2010

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Goals, Goals, Goals March 30, 2010

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The poster series has been getting an amazing response. Now it’s time to meet some goals. It’s absolutely lovely that folks are digging my design and a huge thank you to all of you who have purchased or plan to purchase.

Today I am sending an energetic shout-out to all of those who have yet to discover my blog and have yet to purchase a poster. Remember, proceeds for these posters will help support the nine organizations that I support.

So, here’s the goal: by August 30, 2010, I hope to. . . no, I plan to. . .no, I will sell 10,000, yes folks, 10,000 posters to meet my mission to put forth my intangible gifts to overcome tangible obstacles in order to fully embrace divine freedom.

How can you help me meet my mission?

1. Buy a poster or two or nine
2. Tell everyone you know and encourage them to purchase
3. Want to save paper? You can purchase a digital copy of the posters or simply make a $9 donation (email me for more info at emancipateoluwakemi@gmail.com)

Moving forward. . .

Business is the New Green March 29, 2010

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I have been quite sick the past week folks. But I’m back in action. Here’s the update:

I am starting an amazing MBA program at the California College of the Arts this fall. I have had the entrepreneurial bug since the age of 17. With every job that I have taken on  throughout the years, I knew that whatever the experience, it would bring me closer to starting my own business. I truly believe that the future of philanthropy – DIY philanthropy – is in business. It has never been enough for capital to just grow for the sake of growing. In fact, this pattern is one of the reasons why we’re in an economic mess today.  It is time and long overdue for capital to start to  sustain – people, the environment and economies. I am looking forward to the transformation of capitalism to sustainability. To see the change, you must be the change. When I used to think about change, it was overwhelming and exhausting. But today, I know how change is manifested: personally. Every big move starts with a small step and the best way to move mountains is to make it personal. Use your innate and/or learned abilities and passions to change the world. It doesn’t take much, but it does take patience and diligence.

We have to change our minds about profit. Profit is great but an even better concept is benefit and an even better concept is sustain. Whatever work that you are pursuing or want to pursue, always ask yourself, “how can I make this better?” The trinity of well being must be implemented in every business/career move you make – human, environmental and economic.

I am excited to share with you all my journey in manifesting my life’s work and how I will personalize the change I want to see through the way I do business and the way I live my life.

Illuminate! March 29, 2010

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Looking forward to seeing the Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco.

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Photo from Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Illuminate! March 22, 2010

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How invention and innovation needs to be done. Fascinating and inspiring. . .

On to the Next March 19, 2010

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Hello Folks,

Been gone for a minute, which was kind of random, to say the least, but that is life. . .sometimes, and for the last two weeks life was calling and I had to answer. I had a to do list that was a mile long and for a short time, the blog got booted to the end of that list, but now it’s back on top. So, all nine of the posters are up and ready for all of you to purchase. Thanks to Kiss My Black Ads and other wonderful bloggers that have posted my series and thanks to all the wonderful feedback I have received since I unveiled a manifestation of my project. I am working to get these posters in the hands of as many people as possible to help raise much needed funds for the nine organizations so spread the word! I am also working on another project that I am mad excited to share with all of you but not quite yet. . .soon enough.

Over the next several months you can look forward to:

  • My garden and triathlon training updates
  • More Oluwa Series posts
  • Friend Features: I have some friends who are doing great things with their amazing talents and skills.
  • Beautiful Goods: Objects and things that look good and do good.

Stay tuned people!

Warmly,
Oluwakemi

In-deed! March 19, 2010

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Taproot Foundation

The Taproot Foundation is a great organization that I found out about in college. Do you have a skill in marketing, graphic design, HR, IT, or business and strategy management? Then this is an opportunity for you to go pro bono. Taproot seeks professionals across the country to provide access to professional services for non-profits across the country.

In-deed! March 12, 2010

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Whew! Five up, four to go. Well folks, you can now purchase the first five out of nine posters for $9 a piece here! The remaining will go up for purchase on Monday. Remember, proceeds from this series benefits each of the organizations listed here. Can’t quite recall my purpose? Refresh your memory on My Mission here. Can’t forget to give major big-ups to MOJA MA’AT!!!!! He is the wonderful photographer for the poster series and I couldn’t have done this without him. Check him out here.

So folks, go ahead, purchase a poster, heck, purchase the whole series! Spread the word and let the movement move!

Warmly,
Oluwakemi

Emancipation Interpreted III March 11, 2010

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Love

Patience

Spirit

And then there was nine. “That’s a whole lot of Oluwakemi,” I thought to myself as I wrapped up the very last poster. And after all that work (which, mostly consisted of research, comtemplation, modeling for Moja Ma’at – the contributing photographer and sketching), I remembered once again why I am the subject of this series. It seems very post modern to be the subject of my art but for quite a few years I was not the subject of my life. I had removed myself from my life in an attempt to place myself in my future, the future I wanted, the life I wanted. What I have come to see know is that everything I need, to have and give what I want, is right here – right now. So in creating these pieces, I theoretically reintroduced myself into my life through these tenets . . .okay that sounded really post modern. To translate – in the past I had allowed myself to become invisble (I hated being in pictures, I never wanted to be the center of attention, etc.) and in reclaiming my identity and my freedom, I am becoming visible (doing a photoshoot, publicizing that photoshoot through this blog, moving forward with my passion to be creative and to serve). That kind of sounded post modern too, but hopefully you get my gist. Check in with me tomorrow when this series will be available for purchase to help me move forward and the organizations I support do the same.

P.S. Photography by Moja Ma’at