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Thursday, May 28, 2015

DRESSING ROOM 8'S HOT LOOKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU SIZZLE THIS SUMMER!

Are you looking for sizzling looks for the hot outdoors? Check out looks I have styled for all my fashionable curvy women! CLICK HERE TO VIEW, SHARE, AND PURCHASE!

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Pink & Proud 



Thriller 


Minnie Winnie 




Be Fabulous Each and Every Day Ladies! 


- Natasha 







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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOMEN'S STUDIES TESTIMONIAL

WST student Jessica Bick wrote the following to Professor Mary Lannon:


"I wanted to tell you after the final that I really enjoyed your class. I found it to be very eye opening and informative. In  class I unexpectedly felt challenged by subject material I assumed to have a good understanding of. Basically I found your class to be very rewarding and just wanted to say thanks for being a great professor. "


Monday, May 11, 2015

FASHION FOR THE SOUL: DRESSING ROOM 8 TOP FASHION MUST-HAVES!

Have you ever felt like you were constantly being pulled in different directions and are rushing ahead at 100 miles per hour with no brakes?  For me, that feeling is a bit too familiar.  Fashion is one the things in my life to keep me grounded for the good, bad, and everything in between! 

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- Natasha

LINK FROM LAURA


VIA TRENDINGSTYLIST.COM

WOW!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

ARTICLES ON NAIL SALONS, SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA

The New York Times has two really important articles on the problems with nail salons in our area:


AND



I'm so glad this issue is getting attention, not only because of the exploitation of the female workers, but also because women are disproportionately exposed to the toxic chemicals used in manicures.

I found the following paragraph from "The Price of Nice Nails" particularly disturbing on "Mother's Day":


"Compelled to work endless hours just to get by, the manicurists live lives that unspool almost entirely within the walls of their salons. An underground economy has sprung up in Flushing and other city neighborhoods where salon workers live, to help them cope. On weekdays, women walk from door to door like Pied Pipers, taking nail salon workers’ children to school for a fee. Many manicurists pay caregivers as much as half their wages to take their babies six days a week, 24 hours a day, after finding themselves unable to care for them at night and still wake up to paint nails."

And this, from "Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers":

"'I went to the hospital, and I told him, ‘I’m a manicurist,’'  said the woman, who declined to give her name because she wanted her medical history to remain private. Her doctor urged her to change jobs. “The chemicals are not healthy for your lungs, your liver, and sometimes they begin cancer,” she recalled. “I was laughing. I said, ‘Who is going to pay my bills?’” She has since miscarried twice more.

In scientific circles, the three chemicals in nail products that are associated with the most serious health issues are dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. They are known as the “toxic trio” among worker advocates.

Dibutyl phthalate, called DBP for short, makes nail polish and other products pliable. In Australia, it is listed as a reproductive toxicant and must be labeled with the phrases “may cause harm to the unborn child” and “possible risk of impaired fertility.” Starting in June, the chemical will be prohibited from cosmetics in that country. It is one of over 1,300 chemicals banned from use in cosmetics in the European Union. But in the United States, where fewer than a dozen chemicals are prohibited in such products, there are no restrictions on DBP.

Toluene, a type of solvent, helps polish glide on smoothly. But the E.P.A. says in a fact sheet that it can impair cognitive and kidney function. In addition, repeated exposure during pregnancy can “adversely affect the developing fetus,” according to the agency.

Formaldehyde, best known for its use in embalming, is a hardening agent in nail products. In 2011, the National Toxicology Program, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, labeled it a human carcinogen. By 2016, it will be banned from cosmetics in the European Union."

Friday, May 8, 2015

LINK FROM LAURA


"I love Hobby Lobby. I went there this morning and I just bought the cutest little wicker basket to hold all my morning-after pills."



Thursday, May 7, 2015

WSA OFFICERS 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO HOLLIS, PATRICK, AND KRISTIE AS THEY FINISH UP A TERRIFIC YEAR!


Friday, May 1, 2015

MUST-SEE FILM

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY
Plays at the Plaza Media Arts Center from 5/1-5/7


SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).

Remarkably, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the early days of women’s liberation. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory.
The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women’s movement.  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time -- thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

CRITICS' PICK. “ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST FILMS. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism. Wise, moving, upsetting, and sometimes funny. That defiant sisterhood changed the workplace, our sexual politics, our language. She's Beautiful When She's Angry is THE BEST FILMED ACCOUNT OF HOW THAT HAPPENED YOU COULD EVER EXPECT TO SEE.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

I LOVED IT. I watched it with my daughter. Thank you so much for this film because it manages to do all the history but also be fun. Provides historical context for today’s push for gender equality.” – Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

“This STIRRING and INFORMATIVE documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the United States, between 1966 and 1971, is an enticing blend of historical clips and interviews. There’s a WARM, WISE, PASSIONATE GLOW to … a great political success story. VISIONARY and HEROIC.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“EXCEPTIONAL. Bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century. INCISIVE. NIMBLE. Sharply edited.” – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times