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Art has long been forbidden for its subversive effects on the residents and its tendency to lead to illegal magical practices.
The Palace of The Dogs (TPOTD) ,launched May 2015, is a blog for those who wish to explore identity and expression in art and politics; inciting the progression of a vocal generation in our society.
Daniel Bailey is the founder of The Palace of The Dogs. Currently exploring film making, photography, journalism and creative writing – he makes his living as a Performer on the West End. Originally from Hackney, London; he cares deeply for the issues concerning those whose voices are being stifled. He endeavours to advocate the need for those affected by racism and classism to have access to an artistic platform, as a means to express themselves in a safe and healthy environment.
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Actor- Activist Using the power of art to dismantle the system and using her influence to inspire and provide opportunities to young people of colour. Introverted spiritualist, music lover, yoga and meditation enthusiast. Somewhere around the millennial age bracket gender female
James Glover Creative Writer/ Visualist Curating textual and visual art that seeks to challenge dominant metanarratives. James is a London Creative with a insatiable love of literature and a penchant for anything dystopian. King’s college Graduate/ Photographer/ Writer/ Researcher/ Experimentalist Interests include: Dystopia, The African American Experience, the Macabre, Postmodernism and Social Commentary Age: 25 Gender: Male Height: 5’10
Ruben Caboz “I do a plethora of creative shit. I’m 6ft2, so… i can’t fit into any boxes. Music, Photography and creating visual experiences.Working to dismantle systemic racism and white privilege. Don’t like it?… I don’t care”
Nadine Woodley- Creative. Lover. Activist. Raising the vibe of love and creativity in the community, empowering the next generation to understand their gifts, theirvoice and the power of emotional intelligence through creative outlets. Strings to her bow include playwrite, director, actress, healer, dancer, spoken word and creative life skill facilitator. Older than you think, younger than you feel. An angel from the universe.
Kieran Mcginn Creative Artist. Working to dismantle the current and longstanding narrative to give any group other than the standard societal ‘norm’ the chance to thrive and feel represented. Oil Painter/ Writer/ Actor/ Coffee Lover. Age: Irrelevant Gender: Irrelevant Height: 6’2 Political or Nothing
Kelly Alexander- Creator and Host behind The Chatty London Bird Podcast; Which she started in January 2018, due to her strong desire to interact and encourage women, particularly young, black and ethnic minority women, through positivity, motivation and lifestyle, on everyday life challenges. Kelly, 33, born, raised and living in East London, of West Indian heritage, currently working as an Executive Assistant at a FTSE100 firm in central London, is a coffee and Cote du Rhône obsessive, who loves time with family and friends, dining out, reading personal development books and travelling. SOCIALS Instagram: @thechattylondonbird Twitter: @chattyldnbird Email: email@example.com
FATA Creative activist: Working to break down societal labels and barriers of all forms. Leading by example, this creative activist is a pioneer for embracing everything that is ‘human’. There is no definition for who you are, just a state of being that allows people to be free. An acute meticulousness in all things art. Triple Threat Performer, Film Maker, Visual Artist, Campaigner, Debater and all time quok in the kitchen. Just watch this space
Drew Dalziel-Mckinley A creative in many areas from Music, Poetry, Vlogging and motivational speaking. Drews aim to raise awareness for the lgbt community. Drew is a working professional as makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics which credo states, (All Ages, All Races, All Genders). As a Trans woman she is aware there is a lot to do and change to make. Drew is set out to take her voice and her vision to many areas and keep inspiring those who need the help. A force of her own and alongside The palace of the dogs she will make the change the world needs.
Derek Aidoo- Self confessed do-er, loves to get the wheels of a great plan in motion. Project management skills and social care background. Ethical and spiritual beliefs, social introvert who enjoys creating safe spaces for self reflection and motivation. Singer, Actor, admires Oprah and Obama, likes baking, motivator and voice of the oppressed.
Aisha Jawando A person with a purpose. Called and positions to live in the world but not by its standards. Created to be creative. Black don’t crack. I sprinkle magical blackness, And sow seeds of love. But I will punch you in the throat.
Samuel Nicholas Actor/Creative/Dancer/Stylist Using fashion and style as my weapon to express not only myself, but my views and beliefs! I want to show people its okay to stand out and BE YOU; aiming to do so through fashion and dance.
If you wish submit your work or be considered for an interview contact firstname.lastname@example.org