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Emergency! at the Y

[:en]emergencyThis Sunday, 5pm, I’ll be performing along three other wonderful up-and-coming artists at The Y theatre. Dori Kirchmair, Rose Hale, Lindsey Warnes and myself will each have a slot doing our best in comedy, theatre and spoken word. I’ll be opening up with storytelling and audiovisuals. It’s my first time ever performing in Britain, so I would lie if I said I wasn’t nervous! Anyway, here’s the description: [Click on title to read more…]

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Film Leicester Lifestyle

A Dozen Summers

[:en]adozensummers-onesiesIt’s been a while since we’ve had a great coming-of-age movie. Between the innocence of Stand By Me and the nihilism of Breakfast Club, bildungsroman comedies in the late twentieth century made us feel connected, less isolated during our most awkward stages, cherishing our days of youth while bracing ourselves for an uncertain future. Yes, the new millennium is not short of tweenage adventures on silver screen, but there has to be a sweet spot between the apparent frivolousness of Mean Girls and the literal kick to the stomach of This is England. Something to soar our spirits as our wings start to melt due to emotional Global Warming. That’s where A Dozen Summers comes into play. [Click on title to read more…]

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Plus Sized Wars

[:en]plussizedwars-titleDue to its artificial nature, generally involving an extensive process of planning, selection, filming and post-production, including severe editing and formatting to be technically suitable for screening, television is never going to be a 100% accurate representation of real life. That fact does not exclude so-called reality television and documentaries. Directors, producers and a crew consisting of up to hundreds of people will always set a default filter on every project in order to fit an specific agenda or storyboard. Even — and specially — if they aim to present their results as a source of information; approved by science, history and anthropology. [Click on title to read more…]

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Events Fashion Leicester

Style XL: The First Plus Size Catwalk Fashion Event in the Midlands

[caption id="attachment_2390" align="aligncenter" width="300" class=" "]"Tengo suficiente ropa y zapatos, no necesito ir de compras".- dijo ninguna mujer nunca. Your Clothing. “Tengo suficiente ropa y zapatos, no necesito ir de compras”.- dijo ninguna mujer nunca. Your Clothing.[/caption]Como habrán leído en los meses pasados, tiendo a viajar arriba, abajo y a todos lados a eventos de moda en tallas extras y reuniones de Aceptación Gorda. Desde Londres hasta Sheffield y todo seguido hasta Leeds, amo visitar y apoyar colectivos que sostienen la creencia generalmente confusa (para el resto de la civilización occidental) de que la gente gorda merece tanta dignidad y orgullo como todos los demás. Este sentido de dignidad y orgullo incluye ser capaz de navegar la sociedad, establecer relaciones profesionales, amigables e íntimas, comenzar y desarrollar una carrera, involucrarse en actividades físicas placenteras para mejorar y mantener la salud, y símplemente sobrevivir sin miedo. Y para la mayoría de estas actividades, a menos que trabajen en una playa nudista, necesitan ropa. Ropa que refleje sus personalidades, hagan que valga la pena el gasto y sean aptas para la ocasión. [Click on title to read more…]

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Creative Coffee: World Domination Summit

[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Chris Guillebeau: Young, Cute, Non-Conforming. Photo: Entrepreneur.com Chris Guillebeau: Young, Cute, Non-Conforming. Photo: Entrepreneur.com[/caption]To be honest, I have a complicated relationship with Chris Guillebeau and his work. Just like with Seth Godin, Mark Boyle and other “disruptive” intellectuals, Guillebeau’s ideas sound too good to be true and too simple to be universal. His concept behind The Art of Non-Conformity is exhilarating. Not only did I download his Brief Guide to World Domination, but I printed it and included it in a very special folder I read for inspiration and empowerment, among The ‘Undeclared for Life’ Manifesto by Puttylike’s Emilie Wapnick and The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing edited by Mary Jaksch from Write to Done. I wanted to believe that, like him, one could travel around the world on a budget using nothing but intelligence and thriftiness. That one could publish several books independently and attract the power of thousands under the wings of tenacity, integrity and tenacity again. [Click on title to read more…]

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Stephen King – Carrie

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When I was in high school, I wanted to be like Carrie. I wanted to have strong, mental powers to defend myself from the bullies, the teachers, and sometimes from family itself. I wanted to have them on the palm of my hand, unable to escape after one joke too many. I’m pretty sure I’m not the one.

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Incubate Leicester

Incubate LeicesterOne of the perils of being a freelancer is finding the perfect workplace. Your home is nice and cosy, but it can get pretty lonely. The café or pub is friendly and crowded, but you can’t always afford eating out or having a cuppa. Plus, things may get hella distracting if you end up developing a crush on the barista – as you do. [Click on title to read more…]

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Arts Fashion Monterrey

Segunda Feria del Diseño Independiente

MonterreyFebruaryUna de las cosas por las que más me enorgullezco de Monterrey es la creatividad de sus habitantes y la efervescente actividad artística que encuentras hasta en los más pequeños lugares. [Click on title to read more…]

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Un viaje impredecible de Londres a Monterrey

¿Qué tal? Ahora escribo esto en el sillón del recibidor, con mi perra descansando a mi lado, desde la casa donde nací y crecí. Es oficial: ¡comienza Monterrey February!

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Beliefs Fashion Leicester Lifestyle

Una lectora del tarot me dijo que me pintara el cabello naranja

Quienes me conocen sabrán que, durante los últimos meses, he estado en una contienda interminable para blanquear mi cabello hasta que quede rubio claro y, más recientemente, teñirlo en tonos platinados. En una vida bloguera pasada, escribí extensamente al respecto e incluí unos cuantos modelos a seguir y ejemplo de gente de maravilloso cabello rubio oxigenado. Tengan en cuenta que no muchas imágenes en dicho blog funcionan ya porque se mudó a otra cuenta y los medios se perdieron para siempre.Bueno, aquel entonces estaba jugando con una máquina de cambio de look para imaginar cómo me vería con cabello rubio. Eso sólo confirmó mi deseo de oxigenarme.  [Click on title to read more…]