All posts tagged: New York Times

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    “Wow….your hair is tough.” Those words ran through me sharply. Those words spilled out of my cousin’s mouth as her hand unwelcomely touched my hair, neatly braided in two French braids touched with a finesse of London rain. Her hair, resembles a Rastafarian Rapunzel, long, dreds, sleek, beautiful and black. Yet it baffled her why I would not want to do anything with my hair……but just keep it natural. No Braids. No Weave. […]

The Wonderful Power of the three C’s

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‘Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.’     The creative industry inspires, engages and expresses a vision which goes beyond the ordinary. Creators of work; artists, actors, singers, designers, photographers etc immerse themselves in the unknown. Thoughts are invested as […]

Amy, Amy, Amy……….

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“I don’t need help because if I can’t help myself I can’t be helped.” – Amy Winehouse (1983 -2011) It saddens me that another talented performer has left this world.  Amy Winehouse was a remarkable talented singer, who unfortunately was constantly fighting a losing battle with herself. I never knew Amy Winehouse, but I did randomly meet her once in 2007 whilst shopping at Selfridges.   The news of her death, did make me pause……..I […]

I wanna be loved by you…

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“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” Marilyn Monroe Being an Actor is a very weird, fantastic and frustrating, less of the later. There are not many careers in the world where you can be a Doctor one minute and a crackhead the next, be working as a receptionist one minute and jetting of to LA buisness class the next, because you have a Steven Spielberg film […]