I am not a princess

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 05:32 pm
fialleril: [rebel girl you are the queen of my world] (rebel)
My sister introduced me to this video when she was here over the summer, and it is one of the greatest things, you all should watch it immediately. You know, if you want.

A dance group put together a routine of "twisted fairy tales" set to a compilation of Marina and the Diamonds music. They use Snow White, Sleepy Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and the Little Mermaid, but the stories are put together so that they emphasize women's choices. I don't want to spoil the fairy tale endings too much, but I will say my favorite endings are the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast story lines.

Basically, a great compilation of stories about women making their own destinies, with a wonderfully diverse cast and great choreography. Give it a watch.

fialleril: [my eyes are yours; they are not blue, but they're wide open] (martyr Kitster)
Because spontaneous road trips are the best kind, this morning I woke up early, got in the car, and started driving north until I hit the mountains. This is what happens when you're cooped up in an apartment all alone for too long. Also my dad called me last night and suggested that I needed to get away before school started again. I thought this was a good idea, so I did it.

I took a camera, my little writing notebook, and a bottle of sarsaparilla and headed north in search of adventure and my ever elusive muse. Surprisingly enough, I found both.

Naturally there are pictures, so the adventure continues under this cut... )

Also, because this song I'm listening to (and the one which inspired the title of this post) is completely amazing, and because so many people on my f-list have shared music with me, I decided to share. :)

Arrowheads

(I also consider this to be possibly the most perfect Anabasis!Kitster song ever, because of these lines:
My eyes are yours
they are not blue
but they're wide open.
)

war child

Sunday, December 16th, 2007 07:53 pm
fialleril: [the fires and the black river of loss whose other side is salvation] (hope)
Emmanuel Jal is a hip-hop artist and former child soldier from Sudan, and he makes some of the most amazing music I've ever heard.

Check out his MySpace page here and listen to some of his music. His official website also has information on an upcoming documentary about his experiences.

Emmanuel has also founded an organization called Gua Africa, an organization dedicated to education, healthcare, and sustainability in southern Sudan.

[T]he music I make at the moment is a tribute to the slaves that have been whipped, beaten, killed, raped and abused. They become strong with music that captures the world, and God willing music from the children of the slave culture, will spread a powerful message and put a stop to it.
            
-Emannuel Jal

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