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The Ugly Truths I Learned From My Time In The Modeling Industry

The fashion and modeling industry can be brutual! From the pressure to be perfect to the expectation to always out-do yourself. More importantly, as a model, you are expected to have a certain body type, be a certain height, weigh whatever they want you to weigh, walk a certain way, etc. 47 more words


"Slant" by Smiles123

Ani DiFranco


“the slant
a building settling
around me my
figure female
framed crookedly
in the threshold
of the room
door scraping floor… 209 more words


Starting at Michaela

Starting at Michaela is unlike any other school I have started at. In the three other schools I have started at, in my first lesson I have introduced myself, told them a bit about myself (especially if I have a position of any clout) and where I’ve worked before (showing them I’m not a newbie and won’t be walked over), stamped my authority on the class as kindly as I could (in particular, showing them I know the behaviour system) and then just done what I do. 993 more words


Slant: Why The U.S. Can Only Blame Itself For Its Saudi Arabia Problem

In my first piece for Slant, I write about how the recent escalation in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran underscores the complicated – and problematic – U.S.-Saudi partnership. 57 more words

Foreign Policy

Tell It Slant Tuesday ~ Shades of Sound ~ Listening as a Contemplation on the Luminosity of the Universe to Find Ur Tru Heart ~ Poet’s Beat ~ “Listening to the Life Within” featuring “Skyfall” by Adele

Listening is the most luminous, challenging and contemplative form of art….Mark Nepo Carpe Diem.  I discovered the secret to living musically is by focusing our ability to identify or discern the timbre of − a voice, a guitar, or the noise of daily life.  52 more words

Jazz: Arts & Entertainment

Happy 2016!

Holy cow, y’all! The holidays kicked my butt this year!

Y’all know I got a KitchenAid stand mixer as an early gift and I used the crap out of it every week since I got it EXCEPT Christmas weekend. 267 more words