Posts tagged voices

I am the Founder and Executive Director of The Simple Good - we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to connect the meaning of good from around the world to empower youth to become positive activists through art and discussion. Through mindfulness and social emotional based art programming and public art projects, our mission is to transcend the message that no matter where you go in the world, good means the same to all of us and that is what connects us as human beings.

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That is until now - my baby daddy/life partner can not go with the flow. He has described the idea of intercourse during my menses as ‘gross’, ’disgusting’ and ‘yucky’. 

As a living, breathing, bleeding, self identifying womxn I took immediate offense to this. How dare anyone put down a perfectly natural bodily function? Why is my vulva beautiful to you every other day of the month? Do you realize without this ‘yucky’ process you wouldn’t even be alive to fuck in the first place?!

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There's so much I want to do, and I'm so committed to all of it- I act and perform comedy, I make visual art, I sing and dance, and I write, so it all depends on what pops first.  In 5 years, I would love to be writing for a TV show like the Today Show or Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.  I would also love to do SNL, but I would love to have my OWN sketch comedy show even more. Hopefully in 5 years I'll know how to animate, so I can merge my love of comedy and my love of drawing to have my own satirical cartoon. Also maybe kids.  Or a pug. 2 pugs.

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I am illustrating and branding a book series, Woman@work, by Christina Van Houten. The site is to have a soft launch the beginning of June (www.womenatwork) The first book in the series Men@work is to be on sale then for pre order and orders will be fulfilled by August 1st 2017. I’m SO excited! Other than that, just freelancing with my nights and weekends. The Hustle is real.

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A STORY: #NoBanNoWall

Confused, I looked around at my surroundings to notice a whole village in a Mediterranean climate.  I pulled out my phone, looked for wifi, went to google maps and zoomed out on my location.  I was in Iran and with no way back to my family.  What was I to do now?  As if I were wandering in some kind of limbo amongst other strays like me, trying to find their way back.

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