Thoughts

TBB Featured Artist: Tiara L’Hommedieu

Name: Tiara L’Hommedieu   Instagram name: BloodyDamnit   Age: 23 Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as?: Black, Armenian   What inspired you to create art?: I’m not sure anything inspired me. I just needed to do it. Source(s) of inspiration?: Books, identity, social justice.   Artists you are inspired by: Kehinde Wiley, Clive Barker, Alex […]

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Thoughts

For the Culture: Meet Artist – William Isaza

Name: William Isaza Instagram name: abunchofmonsters Age: 24 Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as?: Latino, Colombian American What inspired you to create art?: I have always been drawn to art and to creating art.  When I was a kid one of my favorite things to do was to draw Pokémon cards I […]

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Thoughts

For the Culture: Meet Artist Fatima Baig

Name: Fatima Baig Instagram name: Fatima Baig | fatimarbaig Age: 34 yrs Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as? I belong to the Wakhi- Pamiri community of Hunza Valley in the northern areas of Pakistan. I identify myself as “Stardust floating through the cosmos- Current location: Earth”. What inspired you to create art? […]

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Thoughts

For the Culture: Meet Artist Dewayne Wrencher

Name: Dewayne Wrencher Instagram name: NativeBornBlackArtist Age: 31 Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as? Native Born Black American What inspired you to create art? Questions surrounding human life and how we interact with one another inspires me to create. Source(s) of inspiration? The intricacies of constructing an identity in a racialize society […]

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Thoughts

For The Culture: Meet Artist Nastuh “Miggz” Zalmai

Name: Nastuh Zalmai – “miggz” Instagram name: @notmiggz Age: Timeless Ethnic Background / What do you identify yourself as?: Persian | from Afghanistan | Tajik Tribe What inspired you to create art?: Im pretty certain I was born this way. My earliest memory is a friend at school, kindergarten or first grade, showed me how to […]

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Art, Thoughts

Roots of an Artist: A Cultural Art Experience Not to Forget

Roots of an Artist was my first ever vendor experience as an artist, and I’m happy it was. The people, music, culture, art and food that was represented in that space was inspiring. It was a place where I received tremendous positivity from fellow creators and I even made some new friends. I’ve learned that […]

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Productivity, Thoughts

Take the Scenic Route, It’s Good for You

It’s a blessing to have grown up on Long Island. To some that may sound strange but I’ve always been amazed at the green scenery and plethora of parks/recs we have available to visit. Whenever I needed to go off the grid and reconnect with my thoughts I found going to a park and being […]

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Art, For the Culture

TBB Featured Artist: Roomana Shaikh

Welcome to the first artist showcasing their work on That Brown Blog. We hope you enjoy this ongoing series of wonderful talent from all over. If you or know someone that would be interested in participating please contact us at thatbrownblog7@gmail.com We’re honored to have our first featured artist, lets all give a warm welcome to Roomana […]

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Food, Thoughts

She’s Got the Chops- Meet Anika from Neeksomefood

Today’s interview will be discussing the Instagram chef Anika Ahmed of Neeksomefood. Anika specializes in Pakistani home-cooked dishes that are easy to make and 100% delicious. Let’s dive in. So the name, Neeksomefood, can you tell me more about the inspiration of the name? Well growing up my friends would call me Neeks and I […]

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Thoughts

To Roommate or Not to Roommate?

As I am sure many of you have already lived or are currently living with roommates. When you graduate college and enter adulthood, you have a choice: to roommate or not to roommate? For me, this was a decision which required a lot of thinking. Living with someone can have a drastic impact on your […]

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Art, Thoughts

The Taste of Sweet Success

Today’s interview is a special one. I had the pleasure to speak with my cousin, baker/entrepreneur Rumaisa Palwala. Her company, “RB Cupcakes” began in 2014. She rebranded to “Sweet Impressions” after her move to Toronto in 2016. We discussed the origins of her success, influences, teamwork and how her making cupcakes played a role in […]

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Podcasts, What Muslims Look Like

EP 7: ROTC cadet tahir senoussi discusses immigrating, the military and racism among muslims

In this week’s episode of “What Muslims Look Like”, ROTC cadet and future Officer in the U.S. Army Tahir Senoussi joins us to discuss immigrating to the U.S., joining the military and combatting racism in the Muslim community. This was an amazing conversation!   Our social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyyanicBond https://twitter.com/shefaahsan Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ayyanicbond/ https://www.instagram.com/shefaahsan/ Soundcloud: […]

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Podcasts, What Muslims Look Like

EP 6: Photographer Sara Naqui discusses fitting in, faith and more

In this week’s episode of “What Muslims Look Like”, photographer Sara Naqui joins us to discuss her upbringing on Long Island as a Brown, Muslim girl. She drops some gems!   Follow Sara: https://www.instagram.com/cloudsara/ Tweets by cloudsara_ Our social media channels: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyyanicBond https://twitter.com/shefaahsan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayyanicbond/ https://www.instagram.com/shefaahsan/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-600273697 This podcast is intended for showing […]

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Art

Making Art on a Budget- for the Beginner

Everyone’s felt it: walking into a store and experience sensory overload with all the products on the shelf. I used to face it when entering any art supply store. But after years of buying supplies ranging from the busted to boujee, I can now confidently walk in and know what I’m going to get myself […]

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