I think our society is finally starting to scratch the surface of what that word encompasses. Sometimes it doesn't mean heels and skirts and lipstick. Sometimes being a woman means riding your longboard in Brooklyn on the weekends and kicking around in a snapback.
Every year thousands of little green trees are chopped down, wrapped in twine and stacked under white tents on the side of the road. "Christmas Trees for Sale!" The signs read, or in most cases these days, "Xmas Trees!" But these various types of pines and spruces have caused quite a divide amongst both conservatives and liberals alike in recent years. Here's what I mean. When I attended private school I knew a handful of people who just never had Christmas trees. "The Christmas tree stems from a pagan tradition," they'd say, "and has nothing to do with the true meaning of the holiday." The Christmas tree was just too secular for them. However, if you went down the road to the public...
I've been on the invite list for the Ellis Presents parties for about six months now, and I must say they never disappoint. Last night, Wednesday June 20, 2018, at Up&Down NYC event was no exception.
Going to clubs on the weekend is a common event in New York City. Going to a club at 10:00 am on Saturday morning? Maybe not so much. But that is exactly what about 500 of my closest friends and I did last Saturday, June 15, 2018.
Marsha Johnson became known as the "Rosa Parks" of the LGBTQ rights movement and her actions launched a revolution that changed the world. Unfortunately, not as much as she would have liked.