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As Black History Month Begins, Faith Ringgold Has Finally “Arrived”

Faith Ringgold is an American artist whose work transcends generations with timely and timeless pieces that speak volumes on the Black identity in the United States that still resonates with young and old audiences. But it was only last year — in 2022 — that she finally received the exposure she had long deserved.read more.

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Photographer Marilyn Stafford: From Fashion to ‘Silent Stories’

On this day in 1998, Marilyn Stafford published her first book of photographs, Silent Stories: A Photographic Journey Through Lebanon. Silent Stories is considered an important historical document as well as a tremendous collection of artwork; the same can be said of much of Marilyn’s work. 

Marilyn’s photography career began rather wildly.read more.

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Filmmaker Lana Wilson Captures the Humanity in Every Subject

On this day three years ago, Miss Americana became available to stream on Netflix. This documentary was an up-close and personal view of Taylor Swift, who had been in the public eye for over a decade, but had never gotten to properly tell her story (that is, outside of her music). 

Miss Americana gave Taylor the space to explore the struggles, both personally and publicly, that she had faced as a person who found fame so early in her life.read more.

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Oscar Nominee ‘My Year Of Dicks’ Hits Serious Topics with Humor

My Year of Dicks was recently nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards. FF2 Media is proud to support such an innovative woman-led project. Learn more about FF2 Contributor Farah Elattar’s screening and Q&A experience below and cheer on My Year of Dicks at the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 12th, 2023.read more.

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Playfulness & Pretend Light the Dark in ‘Our Dark Academia’ Poems

Chess pieces, a white queen and a white knight, in front of a sunset

Adrienne Raphel’s new poetry collection, Our Dark Academia, deftly blurs the lines between performance, play, and identity. Seemingly autobiographical and written throughout the “Pandemic years” (2020-?), the poems in this collection are delicately and surprisingly interwoven.

Motifs like an upcoming birthday, a lost piece of jewelry (a family heirloom), and an addiction to online shopping spiral throughout the poems.… read more.

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SOS: SZA’s Introspective Guide to Saving Your Own Life    

This is an emergency. Grammy-award winning artist SZA (Solána Imani Rowe) released her highly anticipated second album entitled SOS in December 2022. The project serves as the New Jersey native’s own form of a distress signal, even sprinkling Morse code throughout the record. SZA is clamoring to her audience, seeking asylum from her own turmoil.… read more.

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