Langston Hughes describes the limitations placed on African Americans following the American Dream. Without the realization of this idea, Black culture in America today wouldn't be the same. The nonacceptance of Blacks in a New America led to specialization and embracement of culture. This is an important idea in how American's can feel comfortable in culture around them today. This poem questions itself like an inner-self confliction. These thoughts create a non-perfect idea of reality and happiness.
This song talks about how overwhelming life can be and how being young is a treasure. It encourages listeners to not let your mind drive you crazy. The easy going vibe allows for a calming sensation. For me, It combines all aspects of life into something I can understand. It is comforting to me, and reminds me of very euphoric moments. The idea isn't perfection or happiness in a materialistic way, but in the qualities of life.
Jimi Hendrix preforms Voodoo Child at Woodstock in the late 70s. The environment of happiness and embracing culture sends a positive message. The way Hendrix preforms this song allows for waves of intense anger and soft euphoria to combine into a complete piece. His outfit of Western attire and a red headband add an element of self-expression for Hendrix. I think that idea is important. This moment seems crazy, yet enlightening.
King describes the injustice placed on the Black community. In this letter, King explains how he was inspired by leaders who handled hatred without violence. He expresses his belief of being in a crazy time, and embracing the culture. To not hide, but to spread peace. King is an enormous inspiration to me. His ability to view the cruel things being placed onto him, and to not fight, but exhibit love is a crucial life lesson. By spreading these positive ideas, King exemplifies his character.
Over the years, I have created these board to inspire me. I can go back and look at how my interest have changed and evolved. Looking at these pages makes me feel euphoric. My ideas are collected, and surrounded by thing that I care about. My boards give me ideas, and an ability to share ideas I like. Though some things are all over the place, it feels complete.
This Short Video was Created by Emma Mercury, a young creator, who promotes the release of her magazine. This magazine is focused on promoting creativity in young girls. It combines playlist, literature, and art to inspire others. I personally think this magazine is revolutionary. Yes, print is dying in an age of technology, but this idea of hard-copy art is bringing back aspects that have been forgotten.
Mika Francis created a blog focusing on environmental issues. This page combines a similar idea of combining media to inspire others. Uniquely, Mika aspires to elaborately educate her readers. She does this through creating videos, sharing documentaries, and collaborate with organizations relating to her cause. After travelling to South America, Mika and The Body Shop documented their trip working on farms around rain forest that were destroyed. This blog radiates positive ideas, which follows my theme.
This blog was the main inspiration for my thematic idea. These creators promote living freely, being happy, and creating media to inspire other people. Several different authors write articles to connect their readers with an insight to these ideas. It is an epicenter for Independent artist. Their main idea, " Stay Messy", connotates to the idea of not viewing a perfect, materialistic life as happiness, but one with real qualities. I think this is a powerful message, especially among young readers. By promoting these artist, this platform is creating success among those who are creative. Small companies are choosing to sponsor bloggers, making this concept an even more "real" thing.
A blog started by a young woman; Emily Weiss creates a worldwide business. Inspired by the fashion influencers in her youth, Weiss set out to create a way for real women to discuss their everyday lives. Combining art with film, these post are truly inspirational. The nonchalant character her interns have are so youthful, yet intelligent. This website leads to various external links, etc. Art and ideas are being shared in a positive, welcoming environment.