Reframing Roma: Activism, Feminism & Shedding the Gypsy Myth with Contemporary Roma Art

As with the outsider art from many other marginalized communities, there’s been a building interest in Roma art over the last few years, with a very subtle shift in the discourse around this marginalized group. The last decade has seen more exposure for contemporary Roma art in Germany, Roma pavilions at the Venice Biennale, the opening of the world’s first Roma cultural centre in 2017recent exploration of Roma art activism and feminism, and the growing profile of stores like MBQ [Mesteshukar ButiQ] at Romanian Design Week.

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Aloha ‘Oe Oahu

Of all the Hawaiian islands, Oahu is certainly the most densely populated and potentially the most lacking in laid-back tropical vibes. However, one of the benefits of Honolulu being a big city in the middle of the Pacific is the mix of cultures that come together here to bring amazing food. Here are some of my favourite budget-friendly(ish – nothing is cheap on Oahu) spots to eat, drink and be merry in the tourist spots of Waikiki and Haleiwa.Read More »

High Energy Cookies

Do you ever hit 3:00 PM and get the most ridiculous snack cravings?  Like clockwork, when it hits 3:00, I am instantly hungry.  Given the location of my office, it’s far too easy to wander downstairs and pick up a muffin from Starbucks that will fill me, but not really give me much in the way of energy.

These cookies are the antidote to the 3:00 Snack Attack.Read More »