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pgp261: Debbra Ruth, a model’s path

“I am an aspiring model, building my portfolio and getting started in this business.” That is an up-to-date paraphrase by Debbra Ruth. The 25-year old  has been on this journey through the modeling industry, finding her place in it. At 5’6″ and curvy, Debbra does not fit the stereotypical fashion model aesthetic and she does not pretend to. She says her style is “lil ...

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HarvestGirl at Mutana…

HarvestGirl speaks: I love to be inspired by all things life and I love to take that and continue the process by inspiring others. I was inspired to sew about 3 years ago and was encouraged by loved ones to share my creations with you… and here we are. I put alot of love and energy into my creations and hope that you love it as much as I do. Create ~ Inspire ~ Love ~ Life On the shoot of my ...

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pgp260: Solanjel’s Spotlite – Ashley Donald, photographer

Solanjel About three months ago, I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with one of my friends.  It was a perfect suggestion, seeing as how I love posing in front of the camera  and she had just bought a new camera and was looking to get back into photography.  After doing a couple photoshoots, I sat down with Ashley Donald for a brief Q&A about her photography and her “roots”. How did you g...

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pgp259: The Secret Beauty of Dark Girls

Vincent Is life different for women who are darker than most? As a dark-skinned brother, I have dealt with issues relating to race and the concepts of being “black enough” or “too black” from my brothas and sistas but generally they were in the problems with my actions and not so much the darkness of my skin. Growing up, I was aware of other folks issues with their own skin...

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Roots of the Garden… PrettyBlak is just cool

Maurice Evans is the photographer and PrettyBlak is the muse. And together they have created some astounding works. No matter the subject or whether the works are executed on paper, wood or canvas – the texture, intense colors, strong emotion and unusual, exaggerated perspectives, define the works they’ve created together in the past. It wasn’t hard to ask them to participate in the Garden. ...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck: “Construction” with Muhsinah

Muhsinah is a DC-bred singer-songwriter whose name is on the lips of may industry taste-makers, but whose sound is hard to categorize. And therefore hard for the mainstream to digest. She’s worked with new-soul darlings Foreign Exchange, most notably on “Daykeeper,” which was nominated for a Grammy. Alas, she remains unsigned. While this can be frustrating for us fans, it also me...

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Ask Arielle Loren: How To Know If You’re Bisexual

Ask Arielle Loren: How To Know If You’re Bisexual

You asked, “So advice on determining whether a person is really bisexual? If a person questions their sexuality, or has interest in both sexes (primarily sexually), would that be an indicator?” Ask Arielle Loren is an interactive web show for people to submit anonymous gender & sexuality questions via formspring and receive an answer from Arielle Loren via YouTube . No question is ...

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Roots of the Garden: Hafees’ Lakeside Stroll…

I am part of group of Photographers and Models who get together, every now and then, for some casual shooting. And last week we went on a lakeside stroll. I got a few great shots and I will probably post them later but right now I want to focus on the captures of Hafees Byard.

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