About Jocelyne

Bio

Jocelyne Gilead is an artist who was born 1989 in Togo, West Africa. She comes from a multicultural background and has lived and traveled all around the world. Through her artwork, she explores the mystery of the Self. She lives and works in NYC.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Drawing / Sketching / Painting, skiing, Travel and Exploration

I'm passionate about

Truth, beauty, the mysterious...The universe.

Universities

School of Visual Arts

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Posted over 2 years ago
Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions
"My community, the Maasai, we believe that we came from heaven with all our animals and all the land for herding them, and that's why we value them so much". I loved hearing that... It's so great that Richard in a way really embodies this statement through his actions and his invention. Rather than getting rid of the lions, he instead decided that through hard work and not giving up there was a nonviolent way to solve the issue. If only we could apply this kind of action and way of thinking in all the big issues our world faces. We would make peace with so much...
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Posted over 2 years ago
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
Francesco, kids need discipline of course, but his ideas on how to bring about discipline and the terms he uses to describe these ideas sounded quite alarming to me.
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Posted over 2 years ago
Amanda Palmer: The art of asking
"For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community, connectors and openers, not untouchable stars. Celebrity is about a lot of people loving you from a distance" - This left me pondering for some time... Thank you for speaking about your experience and bringing this awareness about the importance of asking and embracing the exchanges we make. You and your band can couch surf any time at my place in NYC. My home is your home :)
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Posted over 2 years ago
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
"Soldiers", "army", "military experience" "teenagers with guns" "put them in ranks" make them look alike" "obey" etc - What on earth is this TED?! We definitely don't need more of this - just to get straight As? Really? This is the solution? This is the "gift" of a good start for a child? This is the "culture" we need to bring in our families? What?! Really?? This sounds like a recipe to sucking out innocence, creativity, and childhood. There's no room for failure here. We're suppose to teach kids to become "Yes, Sir" / "No, Sir" kind of people. What!?? Goodness, this is scary.