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Breakaway Daily features inspiring conversations with international artists, creatives, visionaries and innovators. We aspire to expand your worldview and thinking. We inform and inspire through our unique blend of original multi-platform content and thought-provoking articles. We connect with an audience interested in more than just the trend, but the deeper meaning.

An emotional interview with Kim Berry, Prince’s hair stylist of twenty-nine years

in Arts/Editorial/Exclusive Interviews/Prince
Kim Berry
Kim Berry stands by "Le Petit Prince" By Troy Gua at the Weisman Art Museum during the Prince Exhibit. Photo by Breakaway Daily.

Last month, Breakaway Daily joined people from around the world at Paisley Park in Minnesota as Celebration 2018 honored music legend Prince Rogers Nelson. The four day event marked Prince’s passing for the second year in a row, with the first being Celebration 2017. Since his untimely death on April 21, 2016, visiting Minnesota has become bittersweet. After all, Prince is what brought us here in the first place. We were fortunate enough to share Prince’s space at Paisley Park on three occasions before he left this earth, and each time was more amazing than the last. Paisley Park feels different to us now, but we’re still awestruck when we walk into that enormous white building. When we are overcome with emotion, we can’t begin to imagine how those closest to the man himself must feel. People that were in his life for nearly thirty years such as Kim Berry, Prince’s confidant and renowned hair stylist.

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Rebels with a cause: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding broke barriers

in Lifestyle
The royal family posed in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Credit: Kensington Palace/Alexi Lubomirski

The royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was a beautiful sight to behold with tradition taking a back seat. Six hundred royal wedding guests including senior royals, film stars, sport stars and a global audience of billions, witnessed a historical ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor that featured significant multicultural content. Although Meghan married a British royal, she certainly did her best to incorporate her American and cultural roots in the wedding that touched more people than any other royal wedding in history. As the first biracial, American and divorced bride, Meghan did a lot to ensure that her identity and roots was not lost but highlighted in the splendor of the historic event.

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Prince Celebration 2018: Exclusive coverage from Paisley Park in Minnesota

in Arts/Editorial/Prince
Celebration 2018 official poster.

Fans, friends and family marked the second anniversary of Prince’s passing with a four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Celebration 2018 honored the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. In its second year, the four-day special event took place between April 19th and 22nd at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis at Paisley Park.  Celebration 2018 has brought together fans from 30 different countries and 5 continents as well as Prince’s closest associates and musical collaborators.The event welcomed fans from around the world into an inspired environment of live music, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s tremendous talent, influence and importance as a composer, musician, producer, live performer and filmmaker.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Founder talks honoring Michelle Rodriguez, society’s power structures and the women’s movements in Hollywood

in Arts/Exclusive Interviews

The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Since its inception in 2015, Artemis has celebrated powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, the festival has shone a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, physically strong and independent. This year, the Artemis Awards Gala is taking place at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, California on April 26th. Expect lots of films that feature female leads, exposing people to current and past events, in documentary and narrative films that are unknown, and very badass! To be able to show women taking on physical, societal and emotional challenges and facing them is an amazing thing. The more people see that kind of bravery, the more power that they can embrace in their own lives. We are super stoked to be able to be a media partner with Artemis Motion Pictures and got to sit down with Founder Melanie Wise about being a strong, independent female!  

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Celebrating family diversity: Interview with Big World, Little Om author Mera Mallick

in Books/Exclusive Interviews

Everyone is different and everyone’s families are different. That’s important because the world needs all kinds of people and all kinds of love. After all, love is love! If we can accept what makes us special we can live more free lives, rather than follow the status quo of false images the current media floods us with everyday. Big World, Little Om is a project that celebrates diversity by teaching children about understanding and compassion. Characters experience real world situations such as facing gender identity questions, having two moms or dads, parental separation and more.

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Coparents united: Interview with Gregory Wagner, creator of the positive parenting app SmartCoparent

in Exclusive Interviews/Technology

For families that are reconnecting post-divorce or separation and co-parenting together, SmartCoparent reduces stress that promotes a positive parenting experience within the family. SmartCoparent is the second development by Aeonic Ventures, following the 2016 launch of Moiety, a scheduling app that works for any social group. SmartCoparent is a web and mobile app that has a number of standout features including the ability to share documents, receipts, time stamped court reports, a way to automate child support payments, manage finances, and keep track of events with a shared calendar. SmartCoparent even creates a safe and secure environment for kids to contact family members and share information, making it a full effect app for the whole family.

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Inkston preserves traditional oriental art and craftmanship

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“My Start of Studying Tao” by Shilo Ren features model Alisha Safo by photographer Jun Yang. The project was made using Inkston Gold Fleck Xuan paper.

“My Start of Studying Tao” by Shilo Ren features model Alisha Safo by photographer Jun Yang. The project was made using Inkston Gold Fleck Xuan paper. Inkston preserves traditional oriental art and craftmanship through being a leading supplier of high quality handmade art materials from top historical workshops, most of which have not previously had access to internet distribution channels. These include Old Hu Kai Wen 老胡开文 inksticks, Jiang Si Xu Tang 姜思序堂 colours, as well as the premium Red Star 红星papers and brushes and top and award winning Seal artists.  Inkston has partnered with traditional workshops and craftspeople in rural china such as Xuan papers from traditional workshops in the Xuan paper villages.

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iEvolve is a self-improvement app helping users find their shadow so they can turn into someone more positive

in Technology

Can an app on your phone make you a better person? That’s the goal of the new self-improvement app iEvolve from Mohsin Ehsan. It aims to help its users “Defeat The Darkness Within”. I think we can all agree that’s a great goal, but you’re probably wondering how it works. iEvolve is designed to help you become more aware of negative behaviors and thoughts that occur to you automatically. In order to improve ourselves we have to know where we’re falling short of the kind of person that we want to be.

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Family Orbit is a parental control app to protect your kids online

in Technology

Social media and other online and digital activities and forms of communication are a part of the lives of kids more and more each day. Many of them have their own devices, and connection to a whole world of information and influences. Parents are still learning to navigate the treacherous waters of allowing their children certain freedoms, conveniences, and access to these powerful resources while still protecting them from all the inherent dangers. Family Orbit, a new and comprehensive parental control app, may be exactly what they need. This app can run on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android phones and tablets, and it has a vast array of features that allow parents to monitor their children’s on-device habits. Family Orbit allows you to oversee who you child talks to on the phone, the content of their text messages, the websites that they visit, and allows you to view their photos. You can track the location of your child and view a history of where they have been. It also allows you to create safety zones, and you will receive a notification if your child leaves that zone. You can even set it up to notify you if your child is speeding.…

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