Strands of Genius: Black Women are Indeed Human, No More Majority and Minority and Minimalism vs. Maximalism
Guest curated by Alima Trapp
Each year we’re aiming to highlight 50 creative thinkers that have inspired us, by giving them the opportunity to guest curate this newsletter, Strands of Genius. This edition is guest curated by Alima Trapp, as part of our collaboration with 600 & Rising.
:: A BIT MORE ABOUT GUEST CURATOR, ALIMA TRAPP ::
LOCATION: Southfield, MI
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Walton Issacson
Meet me, I'm Alima. Ad vet with stints in research, context planning and strategy. Advocate for Black talent. Current Strategy lead at Walton Issacson. I’m organization-obsessed and in love with small details. I have a passion for minimalism and the clean and simple. I'm every woman - wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend and enjoy simple things like tacos, laughter and comfortable hoodies.
Editor’s Note (Genius Steals Team): This edition of Strands is part of our ongoing partnership with 600 & Rising, an advocacy group for Black talent in advertising and PR. Thanks so much for being here, Alima, and for sharing the links below!
:: THE LINKS ::
BLACK WOMEN ARE INDEED HUMAN
Black women are powerful beings. Referred to as superwomen, #magic and change makers. Shouldering the weight of the world and our own overachieving spirit, there is finally a needed shift to focus on our own well-being. (Washington Post)
NO MORE MAJORITY AND MINORITY
The Census Bureau is working to better illustrate the complex racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. population. With population growth being fueled by people of color, how will the U.S. handle its increasing diversity? (Newsweek)
MINIMALISM VS. MAXIMALISM
The pandemic has led to freedom and a fury of creative expression in design. Minimalism and maximalism are less opposites than two complementary forces in the larger cycle of style itself, which can never stay the same for long. Where do your design sensibilities fall on the spectrum? (Town & Country)
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:: AND NOW… SOME FAST FAVORITES ::
:: City :: Detroit
:: Podcast :: QuestLove Supreme
:: Album :: One of many! Purpose by Design - Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ
:: YOUR LIGHT ::
Your light > their comfort.
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