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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WOW Factor:Women of The Week- Serena Williams and “To All Incredible Women Who Strive For Excellence”

This week tennis superstar Serena Williams penned an open letter for Porter Magazine's Women of 2016 Issue where she challenged women to dream bigger and praised incredible women defying the odds. Standing up for equal pay Serena said,"When the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts," She continues. "I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work. Nor would you."

She also talks about the media an people not giving her due as one of the greatest athletes period.  "People call me one of the “world’s greatest female athletes,'" Also saying,"Do they say LeBron is one of the world’s best male athletes?.... We should never let this go unchallenged. We should always be judged by our achievements, not by our gender."

My favorite quote from the open letter is  where touches not only on her gender being seen as a flaw but her race. So many times Black women get a double bearing of being discriminated against or are the ones who taking the brunt of racial remarks. 

"What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future."

This open letter is an ode to women all over the world striving for excellence despite those 
  trying to stop them.

For the full open letter visit The Gaurdian website

Saturday, November 5, 2016

2016 L.A. Comic Con

2016 LA Comic Con 

As I descended upon the Metro to attend Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con previous named Comikaze and dubbed LA Comic Con I thought how much awesome  cosplay I would see and fun moments I would have at this annual comic convention. So while I was respectfully nerding out a group boarded the Metro I noticed they were decked out in their favorite super hero/tv show character's attire. Then it clicked, 'Oh snap, they're going to Comic Con'.

They ended up sitting next to comedian, writer, and fellow convention goer Chris Gore. Appearing in such YouTube channels like Collider 'Hereos', he know his comics and conventions well. As they all engaged in what was featured in this year's LA Comic Con another rider on the Metro inquired about why the group was dressed up and what exactly is LA Comic Con. They all had a smirk on their face as if they were initiating a new member into the geekdom that is Comic Con. Chris Gore explained it perfectly- describing it as a super fun convention that is everything comic books, superhero movies, and people enjoying cosplaying as iconic characters in movie lore.

And that's exactly what it was, each hour at LA Comic Con brought in a slew of cosplayers in different iterations of Harley Quinn, Storm, Negan from the Walking Dead, and Storm Troopers. Plenty of families joined in on the fun as well as man was talking about how long it took to make his Judge Dredd outfit with his little baby also sporting a Judge Dredd helmet. Stan Lee's appearance kicked off the event. The day included panels discussing the psychology of superheroes, panels with comic book artists, and Luke Cage actor Michale Colter at the main stage joined again by Stan Lee.

Feel Young, Be Bold, Live Regal

Feel Young, Be Bold, Live Regal