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The Lipstick Portraits: Artists and celebrities take on modern day slavery

The Somaly Mam Foundation has been named the beneficiary of Michael Angelo’s The Lipstick Portraits, a series of striking and provocative portraits that stand in solidarity with women and children enslaved by the sex trade. Using red lipstick as a unifying motif, the portraits capture the strong and independent spirits of sixty inspiring women and men who have marked themselves with red lipstick as a statement of solidarity, personal freedom, and condemnation of those who destroy countless lives with the shackles and brutality of sexual slavery.

If there’s a reason I should rush to get married, speak now or hold your peace

Is it just me or does it seem like Valentine’s Day has become more of an assault on single life than it is a celebration of loving couples? There’s nothing wrong with wanting someone to share your life with but being made to feel as if something is wrong with you because you haven’t landed the “one” doesn’t seem like a loving message to me. Nor, does it seem that shoving general relationship advice down people’s throat is the best way for them to find the unique individual that best suits them or their lifestyle.

Isn’t it ironic, don’t ya think?

As I’m snuggled up on the couch watching Kinky Boots with my hubby and dreading going to work tonight, the movie got me to thinking about iconic beauty…That’s a good movie, by the way. It’s been on my short list for ages, but I just never sat down to watch …

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