Every month, the PeaceTalks team brings you a curated selection of people, projects and events which inspire them and reflect positive initiatives that build peace – directly or indirectly – around the world.
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“Inside The Head” is a digital poetry project created by artist, photographer and writer Denisse Ariana Perez. The project is aimed at young adults, helping them find some peace and reflect on the confusion, challenges and beauty they experience.
Podcaster Mayowa interviews Wale Lawal, Editor-in-Chief of the Republic Journal. Their conversation touches on the importance of quality editorial journalism which represents a multiplicity of voices and perspectives. They also reflect more generally on knowledge production in Africa. More information on Instagram or listen to the podcast on Spotify or via the Acast platform.
With the support of her fans, french singer, Yseult created a special edition video for her “Corps” song where she pours her heart out about her journey to be more at peace with her body. Listen to and watch this moving collaboration here.
Egyptian illustrator Mona creates beautiful prints and animations celebrating the female form. The body positivity movement encourages the depiction of women that celebrates all shapes and sizes. Many women struggle with imposed body standards and artists like Mona contribute to helping women feel more at peace with their bodies. Discover her work via her Instagram account.
Follow and support the work of Paboy, a Gambian asylum seeker based in Naples who has used his tailoring skills to create an elegant and trendy pillow brand. The challenges he faces as an asylum seeker and the Black Lives Matter movement encouraged him to create In Casa by Paboy in 2020. Visit his website or Instagram page.