Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hello Kitty Con 2014

I went, I saw, I loved. Can't wait until next year. 1st Ever Con!

source -Vogue 

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Don’t Call Selma Hayek a Feminist. She Doesn't Want You To.


Per Jezebel

On Monday in Beverly Hills, Hayek was honored as a women's rights advocate at Equality Now's Make Equality Reality event. Despite that, and her continued work on behalf of women worldwide including co-founding Chime for Change, "a global campaign to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world," Hayek does not want to be called a feminist. Via People:
Despite her passionate support for women, Hayek told PEOPLE that she does not consider herself to be a feminist.
"I am not a feminist," she said. "If men were going through the things women are going through today, I would be fighting for them with just as much passion. I believe in equality."

This is an example of a person giving into the myth that feminists are against men. This is in of itself  an example of patriarchy. she has been influenced as so many have, by the temperament of higher powers who believe it should be the logical thought that women who go against the grain, cannot be respected or desirable. This is largely but not always true. Being  feminist is hard. Her words tell me that her work for women has not been as involved, enlightened, insightful, eductional, or humbling as one would think.

I am not so much angry as I am sad. I can only hope that there are some around her who will address this with her lovingly, and will not let this issue fall to the wayside. We need more to use the word  "feminist", so  to squash its stigma.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


I've been on a journey of eating raw for more than a year now, & I am positive that this is exactly how I should be living. One of the great lessons I've learned is the glory of Juicing. Juicing is a great way to consume vegetables & fruit as it is easier for the body to digest, process & utilize than when the food is chewed. In liquid form the nutrients are highly absorbable. Presto they're in your cell!

Some of the oh so great benefits are-

Energy. Want some?
detox. In  future post I'll delve into this concept.
Mental clarity.
Prevent disease. don't see this as a flighty statement!
Lowers cholesterol
Tighten skin
Smooths wrinkles
Weight loss

Restore alilinity
Increase strength

Are you excited? You should be excited!

I'd like to share a few amazing titles that sit glowingy in my library.

Part of what maintains my motivation & what propels me forward is when I know what I'm putting inside my body in the name of health. When I know what celery really is & what it does for me, I then celebrate celery.

Juicing isn't just about that green stuff or beets. There are so many variations & you can invent your own. I now like the challenge of building myself up to drinking stronger juices. We tend to start sweet, & then explore.

Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, & Hayden Slater -- founders of Pressed Juicery, in Los Angeles.

 The 2nd is..

Superfood Juices: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes by Julie Morris

I love what comes from the creative mind of Julie Morris. I also recommend her books Superfood Smoothies & Superfood kitchen. She breaks down the staple superfoods


The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies by

Packaging really makes a difference & the photos within these books put them in the realm of art. Enjoy the photography & use the information within as tools. Happy Juicing!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live - 2013

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.


I do this so, I made it.