What a perfect day to post....
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!!!
I'm going to use this opportunity to post some uber inspiring female artists and musicians for your creative pleasure and inspiration, and then I'm going to go and finish an artwork I've been working on because it helps me to relax :)
“Watoto from the Nile,” little girls who seem no older than 9 or 10, take issue with Lil Wayne’s demeaning lyrics toward women.
from wikipedia - The first nine years of M.I.A.'s life were marked by displacement caused by the Sri Lankan Civil War. Her family went into hiding from the Sri Lankan Army and contact between M.I.A. and her father was strictly limited. In Jaffna, M.I.A. attended Tamil convent schools where she developed her art skills—painting in particular— to work her way up her class. When the civil war broke out M.I.A.'s family relocated to Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India where they lived in a derelict house and received sporadic visits from M.I.A.'s father, who was introduced to the children as their "uncle". The family resettled in Jaffna temporarily, only to see the war escalate further in the north east and M.I.A.'s school was destroyed in a government raid. After experiencing violence at the hands of soldiers M.I.A.'s mother moved with her children back to London in 1986 where they were housed as refugees.
Del Kathryn Barton
Hehe, yeah :)