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Start-Up Grind at Creatives Garage

This October, Start Up Grind Nairobi hosted Wandia Gichuru at Creatives Garage. Wandia is a certified life coach, a business mentor and a champion for women and girls. Wandia is the co-founder and managing director of Vivo Active Wear, a chain of seven retail clothing stores operating in shopping malls in Nairobi and Mombasa. She has amassed...

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The ‘I’m Tired’ Project – Co-founders, Paula Akpan & Harriet Evans

Paula Akpan is the co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project, an award-winning social media photography campaign and international workshop programme, and social media coordinator for gal-dem, an online and print magazine comprised entirely of women of colour. She's also the co-founder of the recently launched Black Girl Festival, the UK's first arts and & cultural festival...

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Fena Gitu: 3 Lessons From Music ’n’ Brains

Fena Gitu: 3 Lessons From Music ’n’ Brains Music ’n’ Brains Edition One with Fena Gitu- check! Fena Gitu- musician, producer, songwriter, performer, founder and CEO of Fenamenal Entertainment- was an amazing guest at Music ’n’ Brains last September. We had an intense conversation about her experiences and lessons learnt working in the music industry. Find below...

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The “I’m Tired” Project – Workshops

It would be absolutely farcical of us to say that we are not excited for the I’m Tired Project that is set to begin here at Creatives Garage from 13th November 2017. More so because this will definitely not be your everyday kind of event, and the theme is not one that is used often....

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The “I’m Tired” Project

“If she wore a longer skirt she wouldn’t have been raped.” “If he dressed up less like a girl and more like a man then he wouldn’t have to get beaten up almost every day.” “If only her skin was a shade lighter, then maybe she’d have gotten that modelling gig she really wanted.” “If she kept her...

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I’m Tired

At 23, some of us are still figuring our lives out. Most of us are fresh from campus, ready and eager for whatever may come next. At 23 we are still planning out the direction our lives will take. At 23 our parents start asking us when we’re going to move out, as if they’re...

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Lydia Gitachu – Teacher Chebii

She likes to call herself a creative entrepreneur. Lydia Nyambura Gitachu is well remembered for playing Teacher Chebii in Tahidi high, the Citizen TV high school drama. In 2010 she did a three-month tour in the UK with a theatre company known as Trestle Theatre Company before she did a BBC TV series that catapulted her...

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A Story of Struggle, Survival & Empowerment

I want to weep, she thought. I want to be comforted. I’m so tired of being strong. I want to be foolish and frightened for once. Just for a small while, that’s all… a day…an hour… -Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings. Like Catelyn, I believe there are very many women –black women, nay,...

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Kalabars Sound Master Class Facilitated by Willis Abuto

Willis Abuto is a passionate and positive freelance Sound Recordist with a sharp ear dedicated to getting the best possible sound with technical proficiency. He is calm, level-headed and has the technical ability and versatility to adapt quickly to changing environments.   He started working as a sound recordist in 2009 with his early work being featured...

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Call for Actors and Actresses

The film and movie industry in Kenya has experienced some incredible changes in the last decade. Every day in Kenya, new movies, scripted plays, scripted TV shows and even reality shows are produced. Whereas in the past practically all our favorite actors and actresses were far removed from our immediate reality, today, we have some...

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