Monday, April 28, 2014

Bring Back Our Girls


Ten years ago Susan Minot wrote an article, “This We Came to Know Afterwards” which later evolved into her novel, “Thirty Girls” which shares the story of thirty girls abducted and kept captive by Joseph Kony leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. The girls endured rape, torture and inhumane atrocities before being returned to their families.  On April 20th according to The Guardian, Boko Haram, the extremist al-Qaida-linked jihadi group abducted over 200 young girls from a school physics test in Chibok, Nigeria. Boko Haram   means, "Western education is sinful."  While   Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan prepares   to host the World Economic Forum on May 7-9, 2014 in Abuja  to quote  We need to adequately educate our people, as it is through education that we can unlock the potential of our youth to enable Africa to compete globally and create jobs in the new knowledge economy.  His priority should be  unfolding tragedy   and returning  the schoolgirls  to  safety.   There is a petition, “Over 200 Girls are Missing in Nigeria. Why doesn’t anyone care?” The White House has a petition, “Bring Home the Girls” addressed to the UN and President Obama. Help the families bring action by the Nigerian government to save our daughters. 

Update :
I have added a campaign at GoFundMe to raise money for the Chibok School

Bring Back Our Girls

Saturday, April 19, 2014


“Soar” is a 60-minute documentary work in progress about   two sisters, Keira and Uriah and their love of dance.     Keria is a quadruple amputee who embraces the challenges of her disability with her younger sister Uriah’s   love and support to devote her talents to perform.  The filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais of Hot Flash Films is raising the finishing funds on a Kickstarter campaign for a live concert finale for the documentary for crew, marketing, postproduction and music licensing  The dancing sisters have been embraced by the Portland professional dance community who will participate in a concert that will serve as the documentary's finale.  The documentary has a fiscal sponsor Women Make Movies that allows for tax-deductible donations. The sisters of “Soar” who by sharing their journey in a documentary sends a heartfelt message about spiritual and physical challenges and triumph of what is possible with spirit and family. The novelist Gloria Naylor inspired us to know, “Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song”.  Or a dance.
Update : After almost reaching their funding goal on Kickstarter  (90% was raised) ,the girl's have a campaign on Seed & Spark .  Fly!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Save or Splurge

I have sworn off buying expensive makeup. I stick to what is in the drugstore and I splurge on fragrance. I am not very good at makeup techniques.  Last time I tried the  smoky eye   I almost got a black eye so I leave the tricks to a makeup artist. My drugstore favs never disappoint me and I love keeping it simple. I love Maybelline mascara I think everyone does. Maybelline has a pure makeup foundation in a tube that is light and natural.  Almay has lovely coordinating eyeshadow trios. And even I can do the Revlon Color stay liquid eyeliner.   When I go to a department store I splurge on my favorite Chanel perfume (I love them all actually).  


I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to ...