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Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Maliouk In ‘Neo Folk’ By Signe Vilstrup For Glamour Italia October 2014

Woman | Charlotte Kay By Damian Foxe In Tribal Fashion’ For How To Spend It Magazine June 2014

Magdalena Frackowiak By Giampaolo Sgura In ‘Ancient Songs of Paradise’ For Vogue Japan May 2014

Marina Nery In ‘Tomorrow’s Tribe’, Lensed By Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia April 2014

Kelly Mittendorf In ‘Buffao Belle’ By Robert Bellamy For L’Officiel Paris March 2014

A Brilliant ‘Warrior Stance’ By Steven Klein For W Magazine March 2014

Paul de Luna’s ‘Samsara’ & The Sacred Feminine

Anais Mali Pays Tribute To Warrior Women in ‘Amazon’ By Urivaldo Lopes For French Revue de Modes #25


India’s Women Need Goddess Lakshmi To Fight for Women’s Rights

Khristine Dinke | Sergi Pons | BMM Magazine’s Warrior Goddess

Woman | Daria Werbowy | David Sims | ‘The Warrior Way’ | Vogue US March 2010

Woman | Mey Bun, Rila Fukushima & Ai li Wang Go ‘Tribal’ In Herring & Herring Images For D Magazine

Kirsti Pyrhonen Is Sensual Style Queen by Peter Farago for Vogue Brazil December 2012

Aphrodite Joins Yemaya and Mami Wati for a Swim in Human Consciousness


Simone W | Emre Guven | Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Cultural Creatives Now 35% of US | 10% in Transition

Status vs Money | A Third Look At Happiness, Gender Equality & Taxes

Women Philanthropists Give Differently Than Men

It’s a Bull Market for Women Philanthropists Supporting Women’s Causes in Every corner of the Globe

PPR Paris Goes to Sustainability Index P&L & Eco-Friendly Brands

Wealth & Poverty

National Geographic ‘7 Billion’ 7-Video Look at World’s People

JR’s TED Prize Video | JR Launches InsideOut Project

Photographers JR & Jonas Bendiksen Find Artistry in Everyday Kibera, Kenya

‘The Places We Live’: Four Monumental Slums Typify ‘Home’ for More than One Billion People

Shakira & Howard Buffett | Attached at the Hip Philanthropy Bedfellows

Slow Boat to Economic Heaven | Grim Reality Polaroid Days

What Would Dan Eldon Say About Somalia 2008?

Smart Sensuality Angelina Jolie: Virtue Considered in Carversville’s Country Air

Shakira, a Smart Sensuality Activist, Takes Me Back to Colombia, Where My Life Journey Really Began

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’

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Eye 6-3-15 | John & Elora Hardy Reinvent Sustainable Bamboo Design in Bali

Eye 5-28-15 | ‘McQueen’ Play Opens In London To Mixed Reviews As Sister Janet Reveals Alexander McQueen’s Sexual Abuse With Her Then Husband

Eye 5-16-15 | Livia Firth Promotes The Trus Cost Fashion Industry Documentary

Eye Woman 5-14-15 | Helena Christensen & Camilla Staerk | Cate Blanchett | Linda Evangelista

Eye 5-2-15 | The Clooneys | Amal Clooney Defends Ex Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed | 10 Luxury Maldives Resorts | George Clooney Stylist
Eye 4-27-15 | Gisele Bundchen Nude For Vogue Brazil May 2015 | Gisele As Earth Goddess & UN Ambassador for Environment

Eye 4-26-15 | Luxury At V&A | London Craft Week | Lagerfeld in Bonn with Wanda Barcelona

Eye 4-23-15 | Tom Ford On Gucci, Feminism, Nudity & Friend Julianne Moore
Eye 4-19-15 | Tiffany’s New Look | NYC Whitney Museum Opens May 1 | Meryl Streep Funds Lab For Women Screenwriters

Eye 3-20-2015 | Vogue Explains Meerkat | East Austin, Texas Under the Lens | Rick Perry Called By God To Serve

Eye 3-15-15 | Blake Little Honey People | Vertical Farming In Newark, NJ | Honey Harvest Revolution

Eye 3-12-15 Industry City in Brooklyn | London Top City For Super-Rich | Bottega Veneta Opens Home Palazzo

Eye 3-8-15 | President Obama Selma Address Full Text | Stephen Somerstein ‘Freedom Journey 1965’ Images | Stefan Sharff’s Documentary Of 3rd Selma March

Eye 2-21-15 | A Digital Tizzy Erupts Over Emma Watson & Prince Harry Rumors | Karlie Kloss Hangs Up Her Victoria’s Secret Wings

Eye 2-15-15 | Happy Chinese New Year | Monsanto’s Travails | Gods and Kings: Mcqueen & Galliano

Eye 2-10-15 Queen Rania Pleads For Arab Action Against ISIS | Angelina Jolie Opens London Center For Women, Peace & Security

Eye 2-3-15 | VF Crowns Brady-Bundchen America’s Third Fanily | Beyonce Unites With Marco Gorges In Healthy Nutrition Home Delivery

Eye 2-2-15 | Mami Wata Resurgence As Global Goddess | 55,000 Years-Old Female Skull Provides Critical Link In Human Evolution & Migration Out of Africa

Eye 1-19-15 | Feminine Delights From Emily Baker | DKNY, Eve Ensler & Lebanon

Eye-1-18-15 | Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic | Hollywood & Gaza | Cindy Crawford On Why Supermodels Happened

Eye 1-12-15 | John Galliano Returns At Teatime London | Hollywood Stands for Charlie | Adidas Originals Campaign

Eye 1-7-15 | Ginta Lapina Is Lost In LA In Her Burberry Trench Coat | Burberry Celebrates Bees That Need Saving

Eye | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Donna Karan’s Ode To Smart Sensuality Women

Eye 1-4-15 | Rosie Huntington Whiteley For M&S | Lensed By Kai Z Feng | Helping UNICEF In Cambodia

Eye 1-2-15 | Spring 2015 Designer Brands | Prada — the Feminist Who Became A Fashion Designer

Eye 12-30-14 | Spring 2015 | Designer Brands | Ralph Lauren

Eye 12-21-14 | Global Futures & Nature-Inspired Design | Global Food Supply | US & Climate Change

Eye 12-9-14 | Kate Middleton Art Muse | Taylor Swift 1989 | Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Eye 12-6-14 | Natural Artistry From Nunzio Paci & Edouard Martinet | Man As Tree

Eye 12-3-14 | A Traveling Education } Meditation Rebuilds Brain Structure | Trends In Remarriage

Eye 11-23-14 Elisabeth Daynes Early Human Sculptures | Annie Leibovitz ‘Pilgrimage’ | Anne Says More Kimye Coming

Eye 11-13-14 | Prince Ea ‘Anti Social Network | VIDA Sustainable E-commerce Site | Barney’s Holiday Windows

Eye 11-9-14 | Neonics & Honeybees | Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing | Whole Foods For Honeybees

Eye 11-5-14 | Toni Garrn Closed Denim For Burkina Faso | Cindy Crawford’s 2015 Art Van Charity Challenge

Eye 10-25-14 | Berlin Light Show Will Commemorate The End Of Berlin Wall | South African Textiles That Bear Witness

Eye 10-19-14 Gisele Bundchen Chanel No. 5 Commercial | Kurdish Women Fighters  Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Under Intense Pressure

Eye 10-14-14 Zaha Hadid’s Catharsis For Cambodia | WikiLeaks Gets Fashionable | London’s Hackney Fashion Lab

Eye 10-11-14 October 11 Is International Day of the Girl | Honoring Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize & Angelina Jolie As A British Dame

Eye 10-8-14 | H&M Jumpsuit: When Style & War Collide | Amazon Women | Burqa Bans

Eye 10-5-14 | American Parenting as Religion | Elisabeth Holmes Billionaire | Kurdish Women Fighters Update

Eye 10-1-14 | Fondation Louis Vuitton | Vogue Meets Gesquiere | Stella McCartney Redo 

Eye 9-28-14 | Victoria Beckham Has Passion For UN Ambassador Role | Women & Heart Disease | Apologies to UAE Pilot Major Mariam al-Mansouri



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Brooklyn Artist Wangechi Mutu Confronts Women As Active Protagonists

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GlamTribale To Help Launch Philadelphia Ballet Nutcracker Market Dec 6-8

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Dan Eldon & Mom Kathy Eldon Take Us Into the Omo Valley & Heart of Consciousness

Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia Our Nurturing Earth Mother

Truth Serum on Goddesses, Religion & Women’s History Leaves Me Nowhere To Hide

Lais Ribeiro Is a Bahia Beauty By Michael Roberts for L’Officiel NL February 2013 as ‘Toda Menina Baiana’

Modern American Women Join Cultural Creatives in a New Smart Sensuality, Global Mindset on Women’s Rights

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The Brilliant Artist Terence Nance Introduces Anne To Womanism

The Dig’s “You and I and You” by Terence Nance - NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

If you are engaged in Africa, race relations, ancient voices, Ferguson, spirituality, and the Diaspora — then you must invest 8 minutes of your time for this stupendous video.

Dallas-born Terence Nance has totally captured my spirit this morning, channelling voices deep in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley and Kenya. I wonder if he knows where his people came from in Africa.

Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of artists, telling Filmmaker.com that his mother was an actress, father a photographer and uncle a jazz musician. The artist is a Northeastern undergrad and NYU grad, where he studied visual art, incorporating installation, performance, music and moving images into his artistic framework.

Terence makes music under the nameTerence Etc. The music draws on influences like Stevie Wonder, Kronos Quartet, Dilla, Leadbelly, and Thelonius Monk. His first feature film, ‘An Oversimplification of Her Beauty’, is an IFP Narrative lab alumnus and premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The album of the same title was  released with the film in 2013. The film garnered Terence recognition from Filmmaker magazine, where he was selected as one of the 25 new faces of independent film. Oversimplification… also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.”

In addition to his personal work, Terence is also an accomplished music video director having collaborated on short films and music videos with Blitz the Ambassador, Cody ChesnuTT, and Pharoahe Monch to name a few. Terence currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – along with the rest of The Swarm and is currently developing his sophomore feature, THE LOBBYIST.

The artist created’The Triptych’ a profile of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu and Barron Claiborne. AOC/GlamTribale profiled Kenya-born Mutu in January 2014.

Wangechi Mutu - The Triptych

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Female Skull In Israel's Manot Cave Links Humans & Neanderthals 55,000 Years Ago

Israeli researchers published a critical article this week, arguing that a 55,000 years-old, female skull found in the Manot Cave of Israel’s Western Galilee is a critical links in understanding the evolution of the human species.  Scientists believe that the skull offers definitive proof that anatomically modern humans coexisted with Neanderthals in the same geographical area.

It’s widely accepted science that human origins date back about 200,000 years to Africa. However, there has not been agreement about which migration model of early Homo sapiens led to the population of our planet, accompanyied by the extinction of Neanderthals.

“The morphology of the skull indicates that it is that of a modern human of African origin, bearing characteristics of early European Upper Palaeolithic populations. This suggests that the Levantine populations were ancestral to earlier European populations,” said Prof. (Israel) Hershkovitz (of Tel Aviv University).  “This study also provides important clues regarding the likely inbreeding between anatomically modern humans and Neanderthals.”

The Manot Cave, where the skull was unearthed, was discovered accidentally in 2008 when a bulldozer struck the cave roof, revealing a time capsule tens of thousands of years old. “This is a goldmine,” said Prof. Hershkovitz. “Most other caves are ‘disturbed caves,’ but this is untouched, frozen in time — truly an amazing find. Among other artefacts found there, the skull, which we dated to 55,000 years ago using uranium thorium methods, was astonishing. It provides insight into the beginnings of the dispersal of modern humans all over the world.”

According to Prof. Hershkovitz, the skull disproves two major narratives: that all modern human populations are linked to migrations out of Africa 100,000 years ago, and that early European Upper Paleolithic populations interbred with local European Neanderthals. Instead the skull indicates that modern humans met and interbred with Neanderthals in Israel, only to later pass on their genes to the rest of the world. Considering Europe was in the last Ice Age period, its harsh climate rendered it generally inhospitable, so humans from the Levant moved first to Asia, and only later (45,000 ago) to Europe.

Discover Magazine writes that Neanderthal remains dating back 50,000-65,000 years have been found near Manot Cave. The new skull called Manot 1 is the first recorded evidence that modern humans were living in the same place at the same time.

In a series of coincidences that are peppered throughout my life, scientists have threaded another needle in the highly-probable story that human life originated in the region of Lake Turkana bordering Kenya and Ethiopia before migrating into a region known today as The Levant.

In a very real sense, today’s religious wars are going on in the very region that is the cradle of human civilization. My own relationship with The Levant area is most focused on studying the evolution of the goddesses and the rise of monotheism.

Kenya, Lake Turkana and the Omo Valley people of Ethiopia are a much stronger connection — one revealed through my inexplicable connections with the young photographer Dan Eldon. Here is a sampling of our journey.


Glamour's Women of the Year Fund Launches The Girls Project To Educate Girls Worldwide

Glamour magazine’s December cover girl Lupita Nyong’o is sharing Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year 2014. Other notable women being honored Monday night, November 9 include Chelsea Clinton, Robin Roberts, Sylvia Earle, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Burton, Natalia Vodianova, Samantha Power and Lavern Cox as Glamour Women of the Year 2014. ( See our Sensual Rebel Blog post on Orange Is The New Black star Lavern Cox and her new documentary ‘The T Word’. )

Today we celebrate Lupita’s latest ad for L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, lensed by Mert & Marcus. Lupita’s clear, confident voice on the subject of embracing her own beauty — thanks to seeing models like Alex Wek — inspire her to become a resounding voice for a broad definition of beauty in America and worldwide. There is no doubt that Lupita is empowering young women everywhere with her confident and joyful, sensitive and psychologically empathetic spirit.

Lupita Nyong’o Meets Her Beauty Icon Alex Wek

Glamour Magazine’s The Girl Project

The most important news coming out of Monday night’s Glamour magazine Women of the Year awads dinner is the creation of The Girl Project, a collaboration between Glamour readers and supporters and four organizations devoted to keeping girls in school.

“Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor in chief, said that the magazine started this initiative in part because of recent world events, including the girls kidnapped from their school in Nigeria and the many schools damaged in Gaza,” writes the New York Times.

Glamour will partner with CARE USA, Plan International USA, Girls Inc. and Communities in Schools to distribute the funds.

Malala Also Rebuilding Schools in Gaza

Glamour readers will be joined by Malala Yousafzai, who recently donated her prize of $50,000 from the World’s Children Prize to rebuilding schools in Gaza. Listen to Malala’s speech in Sensual Rebel.

Equally inspired in Anne’s post was news of an innovative project in Kenya where the government will pay a Maasai father nine cows — her bride price — for each daughter he keeps in school.


GlamTribale Celebrates Freedom

Sunny salutations from the tropics! Feanne here, inviting you to celebrate freedom. You’re tuned in to the Engage newsletter from AnneOfCarversville and GlamTribale.

Sign up for Engage and we’ll email you a weekly dispatch filled with visuals and writings of the sensual, creative, and feminine. You’ll also receive exclusive GlamTribale goddess jewelry discounts and special news.

GlamTribale’s biggest shop yet is now open at The Marketplace at Teaberry.

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Shop GlamTribale goddess jewelry online anytime.

In the meantime, enjoy this Engage issue from April 11, 2014.

What a luminous week we’ve had for human rights! In support of our advocacies for women’s rights, Anne opened the largest GlamTribale shop (so far) at Teaberry on April 7, following a terrific weekend show at Ocean City. In the US, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the US. On April 8, in the Philippines, we finally received news— after waiting for over 15 years— of the activation of our Reproductive Health Law.

GlamTribale Amazonian Queen Tassel Bracelet; GlamTribale Elephant Polymer Clay Beads Bracelet; GlamTribale Oshun Collection Orange Disc Black Teardrop Bracelet

Half a century after the Civil Rights Act, we continue to grapple with discrimination issues today. The evolution of communication and travel technologies provides us with more opportunities to learn about people who are different from us, but also provides new environments and contexts for clashing. It’s up to us to use our technology and creativity wisely, to enrich our relationships and evolve holistically. We envision a future in which discrimination is obsolete:

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Hope, Peace, & Education: GlamTribale's Gifts For Goddesses

Season’s greetings! Feanne here, easing you into the holiday season with heartwarming GlamTribale announcements, and relevant women’s news. You’re tuned in to the Engage newsletter from AnneOfCarversville and GlamTribale.

Sign up for Engage and we’ll email you a weekly dispatch filled with visuals and writings of the sensual, creative, and feminine. You’ll also receive exclusive GlamTribale goddess jewelry discounts and special news.

In the meantime, enjoy this Engage issue from November 7, 2013.

African Dancers Hope & Peace Earrings at GlamTribale online shop

We are honored to announce that Anne Enke, the artisan and “womanpreneur” behind GlamTribale goddess jewelry, will be the solo featured artist at the 2013 Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean City, New Jersey. This publicity will greatly aid us in promoting our ongoing partnership with, and upcoming fundraising for, The Kibera School for Girls in Kibera, Kenya. 5% of GlamTribale goddess jewelry sales will go to the Kibera girls.

Holiday Holiday Old Country Ceramic Coasters set of 4 for $25; Holiday Christmas Tree Charm Earrings for $32

These wonderful GlamTribale developments are just in time for the holiday season, for which we’ve released a special collection of coasters, art tiles, and earrings that celebrate holiday traditions with wit and warmth.

Holiday Polymer Clay & Bell Earrings for $28

Customers who catch us at our holiday shows will receive a complementary set of non-holiday charms with each purchased pair of our GlamTribale holiday polymer bead earrings. Anne has written simple instructions for this clever and affordable ($25-$30) adaptable fashion piece: “When January arrives, just grab the tweezers or sharp-nose pliers and change out your charms.”

Holiday Ornaments Ceramic Coasters set of 4 for $25

Our exquisite, richly colored GlamTribale coasters and art tiles are made from travertine imported from Turkey. The designs are printed on premium canvas, washed, decoupaged, and sealed twice with eco-friendly varnish. They are protected with felt feet bumpers on the back, and packaged in recycled paper tissue inside our GlamTribale natural burlap bags— all in all, making these functional art pieces highly coveted holiday gifts.

GlamTribale holiday products can be ordered online. You can also check them out up close at our upcoming New Jersey shows: Temple Beth Sholom Holiday Marketplace in Cherry Hill on Wednesday November 13, and the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show At Wall Fire House in Manasquanon on Saturday November 16. We have a growing list of holiday shows, and you can always catch us at any of our permanent locations too.

Speaking of gifts— move over, Santa Claus. One of our favourite women, Hillary Clinton, is giving a huge gift to women’s rights advocates, just in time for the holidays and beyond:

Hillary Clinton announces ‘No Ceilings’ initiative to empower women

Clinton’s No Ceilings project will harness the world’s best data to evaluate the progress of women’s and girls’ status around the world:

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Frida Kahlo As Sensual Goddess Gaia, Our Nurturing Earth Mother

‘Gaia’ by Frida KahloI swear I hadn’t seen this splendid ‘Gaia’ painting by Frida Kahlo until searching for visuals to accompany Benjamin’s GlamTribale blog post about the Mother Goddess’. 

It is truly magnificent and sums up not only Goddess Gaia but also the objectives of Anne of Carversville and our artisan projects. 

‘Two Nudes in the Forest’ by Frida Kahlo

Frida’s paintings command the highest prices of any woman artist. Her subjects are deeply personal: femaleness, nature, feminism, childbirth, abortion and her own crippled persona. In 2010 I wrote:

Feminine principles defined Frida Fahlo’s intellectual landscape. Suffering and perserverance mingle with a reverence for green beings, erotic flowers, and womanly bodies. Kahlo embraces a Cultural Creative lushness of an existence not defined by materialism but by nature and sensualism.

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Truth Serum on Goddesses, Religion & Women's History Leaves Me Nowhere To Hide

‘Lipstick Junkie’ by artist Lisa LittleToday is one of those “I’m dancing as fast as I can mornings”, when a strong cup of French Roast has me plunging into the essence of Anne of Carversville and the voyage we’re on in my little digital boat.Note also that I haven’t had a drink since Tuesday. The following constellation of events actually happened today.

Into the Subterranean Depths of Women’s History

This latest adventure was triggered by my earlier-in-the-week reference to the African goddess Mami Wata in the Lais Ribeiro editorial that follows.

Moving over to my Sensual Rebel column where I write frankly about female sexuality and its intersection with popular culture but also religion, I felt compelled to republish and update what was the founding 2010 meditation for GlamTribale: Aphrodite Joins Yemaya & Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness.

The rest of the week has been unstoppable with obligations and a workload that prevented me from returning to Sensual Rebel until the middle of the night, when all the goddesses began calling in at the same time.

Perhaps the string of incredible coincidences came because I finally finished individual banners for all the goddess collections and categories on the GlamTribale website yesterday. I don’t know the answer, but when I awoke at 1:30 am and lay in bed for an hour, I decided to open my laptop and start writing.

More questions are asked than answered in Did Goddess Dione Precede Hera As Lilith Preceded Eve As Adam’s First Wife?

To be honest, a goddess named Dione — aka Gaia — was news to me. Gaia is not news. She is one of our GlamTribale goddesses. Reading about Dione — with many more references in my new out-of-print books, I’m sure — I was a bit speechless to find her roots in the region of Greece away from Athens and near the Ionian Sea. My own night rocking in a small sailboat in Ionian Sea is one of the most important nights of my life as detailed in Sailing to Ithaca.

To assert the provocative punch line, this momentary shipwreck came as I was writing about Venus fly traps.

The original essay that launched GlamTribale Aphrodite Joins Yemaya & Mami Wata for a Swim in Human Consciousness dealt with mermaids and sirens — those eternal bad girls responsible for a seductive swindle of men’s best efforts.

Unable to sleep with a cacophony of goddesses tapping on my brain, I reread the 2010 essay and responded to a reader who was getting mermaids and sirens off track, as they impact the birth of Aphrodite, in a sea foam of castration complexes.

Artistic Archetypes of Women’s History by Ronit Baranga

My night journey could have ended in this moment, but I plunged deeper into a short meditation on the ceramic art of Israeli artist Ronit Baranga. I felt a soul sister on my radar, an artist telling women’s history from the epicenter of the struggle for women’s bodies, which is a major theme of AOC. Read Tears in Our Teacups: The Devouring Women of Ronit Baranga.

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