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Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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Past Lives’ Director Celine Song Transcends Medium

One year ago today, the film Past Lives began its theatrical release in major American metros after receiving a steady stream of honors on the international film festival circuit. So, FF2 is taking this moment to congratulate writer/director Celine Song for crafting a “little story” that could and did!read more.

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Soheila Sokhanvari Paints Real Womens’ Real Stories

Today, on the seventh anniversary of her Heart of Glass exhibit at the New Art Gallery Walsall, FF2 is proud to spotlight talented multidisciplinary artist Soheila Sokhanvari! A gifted painter and sculptor, Soheila’s art merges the personal with the political to depict all the celebration and longing in considering pre-revolutionary Iranian life.read more.

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Camille Dungy’s Poetry Celebrates All Kinds of Diversity

Today FF2 spotlights the work of Guggenheim-winning poet Camille Dungy! We celebrate Camille today in honor of the thirteenth anniversary of her remarkable poetry collection, Smith Blue. Throughout its twenty-six poems, Camille focuses on ideas of life, death, and the power of the natural world—all themes which recur in the entirety of her work.read more.

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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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Joni Mitchell’s Powerful Feminism of Intimacy

Today celebrates the 56th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s debut album Song to a Seagull. Representing only the first of nineteen total album releases, Song to a Seagull introduced Joni’s signature blend of sweeping melody and vulnerable lyricism which international audiences continue to praise today.read more.

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