Posts from the “Life” Category


Posted on November 3, 2012

      Hurricane Sandy has impacted the lives of New Yorkers, New Jerseyites, those from Connecticut and others from all over the Northeast. I would also like to take this time to acknowledge those who have been impacted by this Hurricane in Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba as well. After watching the telethon last night which featured Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Steven Tyler, etc. I thought that there had to be a way to donate money online as well. I started searching some of my favorite online stores and here’s a list of a few stores who are donating money to the Red Cross in an attempt to aid in disaster relief… If you’re going to spend money, you might as well spend it on…

Posted on January 12, 2010

I am traveling to Okemo Mountain (which is located in Ludlow, Vermont) for the week to snowboard. I will therefore not be blogging due to the fact that my home there does not have internet or cell phone service – welcome to Vermont! However, once I return I have exciting content. This is just a small preview: Sources:, audreycantwell,com,, google images.

My Blood Diaries

Posted on November 20, 2009

On November 18th, the Red Cross accepted blood donations from students at my college. I refused to take part in the blood drive. I refused to take part in the blood drive because a few weeks before I learned that gay men cannot donate blood. Gay men cannot donate blood because they are gay and the FDA feels as though they would be a high risk donation despite the fact that all blood gets screened for HIV, viral hepatitis and any other disease in which could be transferred via. a blood transfusion. I was ridiculed for this decision but I stand behind my beliefs. The FDA created this ban because they wanted to prevent the spread of HIV. In 2006, the Red Cross stated…

Ladies, take this time to appreciate your pants

Posted on October 24, 2009

Today I wore jeans. In part because in the United States of America, it is my liberty to do so. I never realized that in other nations, it is not only illegal to wear pants but a woman can receive severe penalties for doing so. For example, yesterday two Sudanese women, ages 25 and 27 were sentenced to receive twenty lashing as well as a fine equal to $110.00 for wearing pants. The women subsequently filed an appeal following the sentencing so they have not had to face their punishment… Yet. This type of  case does not seem to be uncommon in Sudan. In September, Lubna Hussein was fined $200.00 for wearing trousers. She faced up to 40 lashings but some suspect that due…

Excuse me, Sir. You used to be curvy!

Posted on October 15, 2009

I never heard a foul thing come out of Karl Lagerfeld’s mouth until he stated the following, Wait… What!? No one wants to see curvy women? Alright, that’s a discriminatory comment to make. Discriminating against a person due to their size is just like discriminating against a person because of their skin color or sexual preferences (Mr. Lagerfeld is gay). If Mr. Lagerfeld had ever been met with discrimination by  the fashion due to his size, he would never have been where he is now. May I remind you that Mr. Lagerfeld used to be beyond curvy. He used to be overweight. According to The Huffington Post, Mr. Lagerfeld lost a whopping 92 pounds in recent years. Thankfully, Glamour Magazine, Marie Claire and German…

The American Media, its Vanity & its negative impact on body image

Posted on June 8, 2009

I’ve written a lot about body image lately. I do not know why but I just find it to be something that is essential to a lifestyle blog like my own. It’s important to tap in to and that’s why I wrote the following piece tonight. 4women asks the following question, “When you Look in the Mirror, do you Like what you see?” according to dosomething 40-50% of American women do not like what they see and 53% of thirteen year olds don’t either. They are therefore on a constant quest to loose weight. Every year, American citizens use over 40 billion dollars on diet-related products such as but not limited to: diet-pills, books and fitness DVD’s. The U.S. federal government also spends 40 billion…

The Kind Campaign

Posted on June 5, 2009

I found out about The Kind Campaign when I was viewing photography taken by Nirrimi, the 16 year old photography who I featured on youarewhoyouwear a few days ago. I decided immediately that I was going to write about the campaign and after consulting with one of the founders of TKC, I was granted permission to do such. What The Kind Campaign is About: The Kind Campaign is a movement, based upon the powerful belief in Kindness, that seeks to bring awareness and healing to the negative and lasting affects of abuse. The Kind Campaign wants to lend support to female abuse victims of what they call the “Girl World.” The abuse includes but is not limited to: physical fighting, name-calling, peer-pressure, social status, competition,…