Spire & Co: Paige Jimenez

I had the WONDERFUL treat of sharing a meal with master chef and top model Paige Jimenez last month! AND I got to write about it for an AMAZING women’s publication, Spire & Co! What an INCREDIBLE opportunity! I’m so excited that I can’t stop USING CAPS!

Here’s an excerpt:

“The path she’s chosen is not, and will not ever be an easy one. “Do not feed the models.” We’ve all heard the trope. Despite the fashion and beauty industries having been more progressive in the recent past as a whole, opening runways to models of all shapes, sizes and colors, there is still a stigma surrounding models regarding their appearances, attitudes and lifestyles. And then, there’s Paige Jimenez, using her modeling platform to humanize the silhouettes that we see on the runway. Her success as an industry beauty has led her to her passion for cooking and food, and she hopes that her dual-passions can be an inspiration to young women everywhere, and help to de-stigmatize the industry that has given her a platform to achieve her dreams.”

Full Article HERE!

HOUSE OF CARDS Season Six Disarms Womankind

*This review will not include overt spoilers for season six of House of Cards and will only discuss the effectiveness of its plotlines, both new and old.*

It’s early morning, still dark, on a quiet street on the outskirts of Washington DC. Several large brownstones line the sidewalks. Here is where the almost-elite exist. Wealthy families with a particular allotment of stature, all in a row. Frank Underwood is outside his property. He stands over a wounded neighborhood dog, placating him. We’ve heard the crash, but don’t know the severity of the animal’s condition. Frank does. He grew up on a farm in South Carolina, and euthanasia is not too foreign or drastic a concept for the politician. He explains this to us—his first of many soliloquies to the camera in the diary that represents his rise. Sirens blaze in the distant image, as officers discuss the implications of the hit-and-run with the dog’s masters.

“There, no more pain…” he consoles the shepherd as he liberates him from his anguish.


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Hue Jackson, Todd Haley Sacked. Are the Cleveland Browns Out of the Pound?

After two-and-a-half seasons as the leading play-caller for the historically doomed Cleveland Browns squad, Hue Jackson and Todd Haley got the boot on Monday morning. The staffing change comes after a 33-18 loss to division rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday—the same team with which they tied in their season opener. The win has likely cost the team their playoff contention for the season.

Jackson’s Browns team this season has doubled their record so far from the last two years under his leadership. The notorious losers have even acquired a bandwagon following this year, likely brought on by the decision to start wunderkind rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Full Article HERE!

RIP to Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants

The remainder of the New York Giants under the championship-winning leadership of Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning, after a long battle with locker room cancer and complications from transplants, died on Thursday night in the comfort of their own home.

Born in 2004 when Coughlin and Manning came on board the organization, Coughlin resigned in 2015, leaving the team in the hands of Ben McAdoo and Manning. Upon the massacre Manning endured on October 11th, 2018, what is left of this era is now deceased. As we move on from battle and into a happier place – the history books – we examine the legacy that these New York Giants leave behind; A legacy of loyalty, competition, and pride.

Full Article HERE!

A Star Is Born… Well, Reborn Once More

One scene remains constant throughout the A Star is Born films.

It’s been a long night. There’s been music and drinking and a hint of romance. It’s the most excitement she’s experienced in a long time—possibly her entire life. For him as well. The hour isn’t so surprising for him, but the company has been nothing short of extraordinary. Still, the misty early morning haze has erected a screen over the enchantment, and it’s time to call it quits. As she walks away at the conclusion of the escapade that both of these characters will fondly remember for their entire lives, he calls to her:

“Hey!” he shouts. She turns.

“I just wanted to take another look at you.”

She smiles, amused and bashful, and retires to her abode. There will be many other moments like this between these two soon-to-be lovers. But this moment, little do they know, will begin their story of epic passion. Their lives together may have challenges. Their love will be abundant, seamless, unbothered.

Full Article HERE!

The Toast of the Town: Hudson’s, an Island Tradition

Settled on a tiny peninsula overlooking Hilton Head’s Skull Creek is a restaurant built on what was once called “the shell pile.” The Hudson’s poured fill dirt and concrete slab onto the heap of shells from their packing facility. In the 1920s, this little corner was all docks. Now, a century later, it is home to the island’s greatest treasure.

When I arrived at Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks on an early Wednesday morning for this interview, the restaurant was not yet opened. I called my subject to see where he was.

“Hi! Come around the back! I want to show you something!”

Curiously, I wandered to the rear of the building, up the ramp to the dock. A barback preparing for a day’s service motioned me towards a tall white boat. I was greeted then by the firm handshake and sun-kissed features of Andrew Carmines, Hudson’s owner and general manager.

“I’m so glad you could get here this early! I thought this was a good place to start. Check this out—today’s load in just got here.”

Roughly a thousand pounds of fresh shrimps were bagged up on the boat.

“We hope to have these on plates today.”

I was stunned. Never before had I seen Hilton Head’s freshest and finest local shrimp in such a large quantity. He was right. This was the perfect place to begin our interview.

Full Article HERE!

Chad Wheeler and John Greco Gave the New York Giants Victory

At halftime, the New York Giants led 20-6, and had only one scoring drive in the second half. Eli Manning nailed the pass to Sterling Shepard with 2:08 left in the game, ensuring their win. With one second left, the Houston Texans pulled off a touchdown, but it didn’t matter. The Texans saw their third loss of the season in their first game at home. The Giants recorded their first win of the season, and gloriously so, despite the terrifying Houston defense featuring J.J. Watt. Watt recorded three sacks and three tackles but had difficulty pushing through the offensive line that the Giants debuted today. The additions of Chad Wheeler and John Greco on offense refurbished the line that was holding the crew back for the first two weeks. Finally, Eli’s protectors were the group that was proclaimed to carry the team to victory.

Full Article HERE!

Eli Manning Managed Against Jacksonville Jaguars Defense

The New York Giants debuted their revamped squad on a soggy Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford, NJ. And revamped it was. Resurrected into winning form? Maybe not quite yet. In an almost-there performance against the Blake Bortles-led Jacksonville Jaguars, the G-Men had serious protection issues. Despite a highly penalized Jags team, a full roster of receivers and runners and no injuries to speak of, Big Blue once again met defeat. Still, this defeat was of a very different kind than that which was suffered last season. Our old faithful Eli Manning managed the game and gave us a reason to look forward to greater days ahead.

Full Article HERE!

Work with CuntCollective 2.0

I'm so happy to be working with CuntCollective again on the PR for their latest event! 

"C*nt Collective and Stigma Unbound are teaming up for their second collaboration at the Museum of Sex on Monday September 10th, from 6-10pm. The benefit, titled "Support Your Local Sex Worker," responds to the recent passing of Bill S.1693, also known as SESTA/FOSTA, and proceeds from the event will be donated to The Sex Workers Project.

The Sex Workers Project is a nonprofit organization that provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion."

You can read the full press release HERE! I'm looking forward to continuing my coverage of the event on the premises of the Museum of Sex next Monday! Please consider joining us or donating to this incredible cause! :]

LWOS: What Losing Davis Webb Means for the New York Giants

The news broke on Sunday, the day after the Giants released their 53-man roster, which included four quarterbacks: Kyle Lauletta, (Eli) Manning, Alex Tanney, and Webb.

As of now, the Giants do not have a sufficient backup quarterback. Lauletta and Tanney both lack the moxie necessary to be immediate solutions should Manning go down. While Webb was a little too hyperactive in the first week of preseason to be productive, he had shown significant improvement in the past weeks, and nearly convinced the fans that he is, in fact, the right guy to take over the G-Men’s offense.

Full Article HERE!