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2022 Charleston Zine Fest Reflection

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 4, 2023

Summary: Last year TINYisPOWERFUL participated in the 5th annual Charleston Zine Fest (2022) – an initiative started by Leigh Sabish of Sarden Press that was primarily organized by Sage Graham this year. During this event artists, zine makers and a diverse set of TINY businesses from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and other east coast […]

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🌼 My Way of Being a THEY/THEM 🌼

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 4, 2023

It was in 2016 when I subconsciously realized I was non-binary. That was the first time I hopped on Spotify. Even at that time “them” gave the option of picking non-binary as one’s gender. I felt (at the time) strangely affirmed but because of the ridicule I had already faced for revealing my sexuality and, […]

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An Opinion on Public School Environments

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / December 14, 2022

The generations after us are the ones who will continue carrying out the work of improving our world when we are gone. So during these times we must balance our efforts between the current work and making sure that they are set up to continue sustaining themselves and the work. There are many organizations and […]

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Creative Assistant Letters & Guides: Facilitation

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / December 14, 2022

Hey y’all, it’s Rayn! With the organic shift from an apprentice of conNECKtedTOO to a creative assistant of TINYisPOWERFUL there were, and still are, many skills I needed to learn. Facilitation is one of those developing skills that I have some experience in but would really like to get a good footing in. So for […]

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ROE and GUNS

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / June 28, 2022

This vote against WOMEN and its very timing, right when we are reaching to the heart of the January 6th total moral corruption, is an insult to the people of Charleston, America and the world. Along with the vote on gun violence, this attempt to consolidate MALE DOMINANCE, at a time when Mother Earth and […]

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Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just on the Outside

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 17, 2022

November 13, 2019 essay published in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development Innovation Review documenting some of the lessons learned during the Strategic Planning art work performed by Significant Developments for the Jackson Medical Mall as part of their ArtPlace Community Development Investments program… Arts and Culture from the Inside, Not Just […]

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Wim ROEFS

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 17, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Wim Roefs, one of 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s founders and always one of its fiercest advocates. He will be missed by everyone who believes in the value of arts and artists for our communities. But most of all, his passing will be a […]

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Gwylene Gallimard with: IN PROGRESS….. ALBUM of DRAWINGS and RECYCLED COLLECTIVE ARTIFACTS dedicated to / perpetuating / honoring / memorizing collaborative ventures and explorations of Art in/with Community.

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 30, 2022

Who are YOU ALL named or not?… Guess!!! YOU, my co-workers, my mentors, my friends, elders, fellow travelers and family; YOU, who influenced me and whom I may have influenced; YOU in pain, or who have passed away too early or at least before we could converse further; YOU, the Charleston Rhizome Collective, Alternate ROOTS, […]

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THE LATEST 37 PAGES from the 900 PAGE DIARY of Jean-Marie Mauclet

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 30, 2022

The diary of TINYisPOWERFUL was started on 10-19-2017. Not a chronological history of the Charleston Rhizome Collective’s work. More like a personal view of what it brought to me and what I contributed to it: thoughts, references, background, sometimes the experiences and shortcomings which come with age. There are references to mostly members of the […]

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A conversation between Jean-Marie Mauclet and Kit Loney

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 10, 2022

Jean-Marie Mauclet: Art and Making as Tools for a Visionary See PDF file: KIT LONEY on Jean-Marie Mauclet For the TINYisPOWERFUL collective to be viable, it needs to keep in close contact with its outside partners and supporters. This is the purpose of our NEWSLETTER and of the TINYisPOWERFUL website.  A lot of the work though, […]

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