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SAD NEWS: Creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ & #DarkSkinRedLipProject Dies From Apparent Suicide

SAD NEWS: Creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ & #DarkSkinRedLipProject Dies From Apparent Suicide

This is really really sad!

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We are shocked to report that Karyn Washington, 22, the beautiful creator of the uplifting website, ForBrownGirls.com has died, due to an apparent suicide. Karyen created the site as an “inspiration destination” where Black women with darker skin could go and feel beautiful. She also sparked the hashtag #DarkSkinRedLipProject after A$AP Rocky boldly stated that dark-skin women shouldn’t wear red lipstick. This was a place where thousands of dark skin women posted stunning photos of themselves in red lipstick to dispel that wicked myth.

It’s being reported that Karyn struggled with mental illness and depression and despite giving all the love in her heart to others, she wasn’t able to give that same love to herself. Yes, Black women are strong, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need help, or a shoulder to cry on every once in a while.

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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Dendrochronology & Innovative Dissertations

Very interesting in the discussion of STEAM. Very cool and interesting.

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Courtesy of the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory. Courtesy of the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory.

Dendrochronology & Culture

For weeks I’ve been meaning to post about dendrochronology, or the dating and study of annual rings in trees. Somehow I was able to connect it to hybrid research and art. The word dendrochronology comes from these roots:

  • ology = the study of
  • chronos = time; more specifically, events and processes in the past
  • dendros = using trees; more specifically, the growth rings of trees

Dendrochronology is an interdisciplinary science, and its theory and techniques can be applied to many applications. These research interests have in common the following objectives:

  1. to put the present in proper historical context
  2. to better understand current environmental processes and conditions
  3. to improve understanding of possible future research issues

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez. "360o," 2014. Production still. Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez. “360o,” 2014. Production still.

These research objectives are key for many researchers, scientists and artists who produce hybrid forms of scholarship and creative practice (art). The goal of 

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Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized