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Women.Weed.WiFi

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July 2016 —  City Arts Magazine 

“Women.Weed.WiFi (WWW) is a Seattle-based, female-run art collective that shares the love of weed and female energy.”

Full story here.

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July 2016 — Girls Are Awesome
girlsareawesome thumbnail“Women.Weed.Wifi therefore plays a subversive and impactful role in squashing the stereotypical expectations around women as creatives and imbibers…The collective accomplishes this goal by giving relatable, practical advice and female-focused information about various strains and marijuana-related products—but also by providing women with a platform to express themselves while removing potential biases against their personal habits.”

Full article here.

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hbhs thumbnailJune 2016 —Hella Black
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Founders Kenya Kush and J-NASTY talk to the ladies of Hella Black Hella Seattle about WWW origins, goals, healing, and all things weed.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Harvest

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The Undercover Soundtrack

“Most of my day is characterized by a continuous flow of music, affecting my disposition and writing. Most of the vignettes in my collection, Harvest,  were written as direct results of the combination of the thoughts circulating in my mind with a lyric or mood from one of the many songs I listen to. Though Harvest emerged as a unified collection, the music that inspired it is far from cohesive.” Full article here.

Soundtrack provided by: Erykah Badu, Tyler The Creator, Peter Tosh, Outkast, Shabazz Palaces, Q-Tip, Florence + the Machine.

 

 

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press photo 2Amanya Maloba on Jane Davis

Q: How does your home and its environment influence your writing?

Zadie Smith talks about being able to best convey universal meaning through focusing on the specifics of a local environment. I call a number of places home and therefore try to convey the sense of intimacy with each of them. I think Harvest is unique in that way, where it covers a lot of places geographically, but doesn’t read as a travel novel…

Read full interview here.

 

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IMG_6843Conversation with Author Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn.

“The only standards I held myself to were that Harvest must be honest at the personal, cosmic, and cultural levels, and that the stories and culture of the African Diaspora be honored. Recently, much attention has been justly given to the fact that in the United States there exists a war on black bodies. This war is as old as the stories in Harvest, and I’m proud to offer stories of abundance and love especially now as the 500-year-old whip continues to crack loudly on our backs…”

Read the full guest post here.

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Off the Shelf Book Promotions

“Young author and poet Amanya Maloba shares her experience of choosing the Photo: ATWTVperfect match for her submission: Vine Leaves Literary Journal, who named her Grand Finalist of their 2014 Vignette competition, for which she won a publishing contract for her debut collection, Harvest. I’ve been chatting to Amanya about her experience and about her future plans.”

Read the full interview here.