A Stop To Stalking
Jan30

A Stop To Stalking

2014 marks the 10-year anniversary that the month of January has been recognized at National Stalking Awareness Month. The Women’s Resource Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn held a special event during which two women, Harvette Williams, Executive Director of Michigan Coalition of Anti-Stalking (MCAS) and Jill Popovich, a Community Response Survivor Advocate with First Step, shared their personal stories of the emotional scars that still remain from being stalking victims. Popovich recited the poem by Dr. Frank Ochberg entitled: “My wounds are not for you to see”. View video by clicking here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFu5cz6PEIE This poem speaks to those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), of which war veterans are highly likely to experience. However, Popovich mentioned that those who have been victims of stalking are just as likely to experience PTSD, even years after the stalking has ended or subsided. For more information on MCAS visit its Facebook Page – Michigan Coalition of Anti-Stalking. MCAS is also working to create a website in the near future, Awareness1.com. And visit www.firststep-mi.org to learn more about its mission to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence.   By Leah T. Johnson    ...

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Golden Globes 2014 – Shine Or Go Home
Jan13

Golden Globes 2014 – Shine Or Go Home

The award season has begun! As usual, my mom and I are anxious to see the fashion of the celebrities. Here’s my thoughts: During the Red Carpet Pre-Show, the commentators on E! had me excited to see what Sandra Bullock was wearing, and I have to say, I wasn’t impressed. Technically, her color-blocking dress is in style, but I didn’t think it fit with the atmosphere of the award show. Sorry, Sandy. Scandal star, Kerry Washington was glowing- but not because of her dress, it was her baby bump that made this star smile. I like that she embraced her baby bump with her wardrobe choice, but I don’t think the dress flattered her. To me, it was just blah. For those who’s fashion I did enjoy Kelly Osbourne makes the list (although she is an E! commentator and technically not a Golden Globe Celeb), I’ve loved her hair ever since she changed it to purple, (my favorite color) and I thought her style for the Globes was on point. I loved the way her dress was embellished with golden designs on the shoulder and continued down the back. She uses the word “stunning” a lot and for the Globes, I think her word can be applied to herself.   Lupita Nyong’o from 12 Years A Slave won me over with her fire red cape dress. The young woman, who is a recent graduate from Yale, played it safe and simple in the cape ensemble, (which has been seen before on previous red carpets) and her skin looked flawless. The #Alistcouple of the night was definitely Matthew Mcconaughey and wife Camila Alves. Both were wearing Dolce and Gabana and in my opinion, they perfectly complemented each other. Another celebrity who wore Dolce and Gabana was actress Julia Roberts. She wore a sort of “shirt dress”- fitted, black semi-mermaid style on the bottom, with a crisp, white collared shirt rounded out the top of the dress. Not my favorite, but not my least favorite either. If I were at the Globes, I’d probably opt to wear a mermaid style gown, and I’d like the material to be suede. Although it’s in California, I think the suede would be a nice touch to remind myself it’s technically still winter. I’d add pops of color to the dress with statement jewelry, and I’d wear my hair in a sleek updo. As for the shoes? You already know- Christian Louboutin. These are my thoughts! Hope you all enjoyed the Globes! By Leah...

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