The arts

There are many fascinating artists out there who are using their imagination and creativity to say something meaningful with their art. This section celebrates the ideas and creativity in art and culture all around the world. Pick a blog that matches your interest.

Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful inauguration poem that calls for unity

The young poet Amanda Gorman took the stage at the inauguration of Joe Biden earlier this month. She delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb”, and as befits a good storyteller she found a way to communicate a powerful message of unity and togetherness that reached not only the U.S., but far across the globe. Read the transcript of the full poem below.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep

My mom sent me this poem called "do not stand at my grave and weep" the other day and the words of the poem really touched me. It's that kind…

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When I’m gone, know that I’ll still be here

In this post I’ll share with you the poem When I’m gone, by Mosiah Lyman Hancock. The poem is about what's being left when we are gone.

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Gladly we haven’t lost the capacity to come together for the common good

With tight restrictions in place, cities all over the world are offered scenes that might follow a blizzard, overlaid on a sunny spring day. The photographs published by the New…

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5 Things I Learned From David Bowie

It’s now been over 4 years since the tragic death of David Bowie. Besides the fact that he must have lived life to the fullest - doing things god has forbidden, Bowie…

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This powerful photo series shows what young girls from conflict areas want to be when they grow up

Vincent Tremeau is a photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. His work focuses on raising awareness around humanistic issues across the globe. His ongoing series of portraits - One Day, I Will, asks displaced girls living in refugee camps a single question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The result shows us why we should make women's empowerment a priority and promote young girls education.

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Weird beauty products you’ve never seen before

You can find the most extra-ordinary things on Amazon. The platform even added the category “weird beauty products” to it’s website. But “weird” really is an understatement… I mean, bacon balm and placenta conditioner?! In this article I show you the work of Evija Laivina, a Scottish-based photographer that studied the beauty products of our time, and started to create an amazing book out of it.

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Striking photos from readers all around the world

Reading has got something magical. It brings you in another state, another time and another place. It's almost travelling but then with your thoughts. The book by Steve McCurry

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Football Stadium transformed into a lush forest

The For Forest Art Installation by Klaus Littmann covers an important message about the environment and is a great example of how art can push social change forward.

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5 documentaries that will spark your creativity

I try to free up time to watch a documentary every once in a while. The value of watching a documentary is endless, since they can help dive into other…

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