Many people are focused on the collaboration between Chris Brown and Rihanna—but for a moment I would like to step back in time and redirect our attention to the underlying message which was sent when the decision was made to spotlight Chris Brown at The Grammy’s. Ken Ehrlich—the Executive producer of The Grammy’s said the […]
Is it just me or do we American’s have the shortest memories on the planet? February 8, 2009 may not ring a bell for you… but I’d like to share a story and maybe after you finish reading it, you will understand what I mean about what we choose to forget… Her fists slammed onto […]
“The day I saw myself as a victor of my own life I ended my victimhood, there is life after domestic violence…claim it and make it your own.” -Elin Stebbins Waldal Staking a claim on my own life, for me, took some doing. What so many people don’t know is leaving an abusive relationship is […]
8 killed in Southern California salon shooting I learned of this tragedy from my friend Marissa. Marissa works countless hours providing education to individuals about domestic violence. She contacted me while I was driving north to Orange County-her devastation rang through the phone receiver. Her words remain solidly in my mind, “We need to create legislation that makes […]
We were away for the majority of the summer—and for the most part—I was unplugged. Now home—reengaged with all that our world spits out on a daily basis I have to say this week has left me feeling syphoned, depleted…but not defeated. Bait and outrage still abound… I can’t stop wondering what would happen if […]
It stems back to a different phone call. The phone call where I learned Jimmy’s mom had been killed in a car accident in a car that had made it’s own somersault launch from the freeway. We know it happens. We lived it. That is a phone call I never ever want to get again.
REAL life that is. What’s a “Pseudo Life?” you may be thinking. Of course all lives are real. But more times than not what is depicted for us as viewers of Television and Big Screen is a small view. Kind of like looking into a telescope backward? Things get narrow and really far away. Now we […]