Girl Play is a 2013 web series in sure hopes of becoming a television series alike. Implementing the facets of love and friendship in New Orleans, these ladies are now taking YouTube by storm. Created by a long time colleague and peer of mine, Aryka Randal, she gives Girl Play the breath of life it deserves. The web series takes flight with new and interesting takes at the relationships amongst girls in love, lust and friendship as well as the political and social reform and change throughout the community. Lets meet the cast of the show and gain a better understanding of what each of these ladies have to bring to the show:
Meet the cast of Girl Play TV. Each of these ladies brings something special to the table and has their own intriguing story to tell. Enjoy! (Courtesy of GirlPlayTV.com)
That one day in school where you bring a bag of cards. Some Batman, some Lion king, Powerpuff Girls, and Little Mermaid. Everyone received a valentine and you made sure that special kid in the second row that you’ve been crushing on gets a personal message ;]. Then we grew up, got hopeless stopped trying lol NOW were back to this LOVELY holiday where lovahs act like they’ve never been out before and girls compare and contrast what their ‘boo” did with Instagram. It’s cheesy, but none the less, its a day and an excuse to turn-up with the one you love! Whether its you and your significant other, a girlfriend, the fellas, your roommate, or heck, maybe even just you, make sure you take the time to spend it wisely and with some TLC!
I am NOT a fan of cliche, so here are a coupple ideas and out of the box adventures you can take with that special someone, enjoy!
“We have to turn this sadness into action”. – President Obama
20 days ago on December 14th 2012 a small town in Connecticut was marveled by the disgusting acts of a man at Sandy Hook Elementary School where children 5-11 went to learn. This location now serves as a MASS murder crime scene.
Following the holiday break, classes resumed Thursday Jan 3rd 2013 for the students of the Newtown school where a gunman last month burst in and killed 20 children and 6 adults before killing himself. It was deemed as the second largest school shooting in U.S. history. Read the rest of this entry
May 13th is SOON approaching! What are you going to get your Mama, G-ma, baby-mama whoever?! We all get stumped, or don’t know where to start..
here are a couple quick finds and ideas to keep in mind!
Flowers are a safe way to go with a sweet heartfelt card, a nice spring bouquet to show her how bright she makes your life..
and reminder, women love surprises so sending them to her job will put that extra step for a simple notion or gift.
She doesn’t like flowers? maybe an edible arrangement would brighten her day! It’s healthy and pretty, what woman would disagree?! These are a little pricy but its the presentation and thought that makes it worth it.
I suggest ordering now so she gets it in time and you save on delivery!
Maybe your mom need some help relaxing? A trip to the spa, nail salon, or hair salon is always a good idea! Prices for these things can range from $30-$400 so just shop around or try to get nosy with where she goes to get these things done
Clothing items: make her feel relaxed, so items such as a new pair of house slippers, a new silky or heavy cotton robe, or a nice pair of workout shoes is always a perfect find!
Jewelry is timeless.. every kiss begins with Kay their mothers day selection is good and ranges in prices for everyone!
Last random idea is food, who doesn’t love that! Breakfast Lunch or Dinner hommade to give her a break or dinning out to let her get dolled up either way show her you care.
Find out her favorite meal and cater to the details. mix a combination of these ideas or do just one!
tell your Mommy you love her, you owe her the world!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Street!
Divorce (n.) Legal dissolution of a law bound marriage by the courts (Webster’s, 2011).
Throwing it back to the 17th century, divorce was always existent on grounds of physical harm and unsafe circumstances. It wasn’t until the 1970’s in the United States that we introduced the notion of “no fault” divorce. This meant that irreparably damaged relationships could be granted legal dissolution. Basically stating you can divorce for whatever you want as long as you are unhappy. Oklahoma was the first state and California quickly followed suit to acknowledge the success of this system (1). Our parents’ generation heard this news and RAN with it! Making the United States during the 1980’s divorce rate, peak at an all time high.
How are the 80’s relevant? Were all 80’s babies, we were the generation rocking high top fades and owned the original J’s watching Brave Little Toaster, sitting on the couch, chewing gushers. Just that while we were on the ball courts playing H-O-R-S-E our parents were filing for divorce. What were pressing issues that made the country say “F*&k marriage”? It wasn’t Twitter Myspace, Facebook, or Instagram so what do WE know? Polls taken show that high risk factors for divorce included but were not limited to:
Secular differences of inter-Faith relationships
The increase in women’s earning potential.
Pressure surrounding interracial relationships
Vices (including but not limited to drinking, porn, drugs etc.) (2)
Even with all of these issues, what happened to “till death do us part”? It’s these words that got me thinking. As a country the number of divorced people went from 4.3 million in the 1970’s and nearly quadrupled to 18.3 million by 1996, *but this cant be, aren’t people still getting divorced now?* Although this holds true the rate at which people are getting married has slumped down 30% while the divorce rate has increased by 40% (3). The 2002 US Census argues that at least 50% of marriages will end in divorce. And so far the statistics haven’t lied.
So lets talk about us. What are we in for? How fair is it that we were raised by such a non-believing generation and how do they expect US to grow from it, when broken homes and how to argue without understanding is all most of us know? Most of us didn’t have the perks of being raised by both parents just don’t feel bad, if you’re reading this it shows that you care at least about your own outcome, but what about the rest? Back in 2000 it was estimated that 1,015,000 U.S. children were involved in divorce by their 18th birthday (3). USA Today deemed that America has the lowest percentage of children who grew up with both biological parents at 63% (4). So where do we go from here?
Being a young woman or man in 2011 you hold stress of becoming and understanding what this world is all about. Hell, finding/ keeping a job is what’s on most of our minds (or at least it should be!) but when we take that step forward, how do you know where to step? You can blame Eminem, NWA, Lil Kim, Trina and DMX (GRRRRR) all you want but at some point we need to be held accountable. Shows like The Game, Boy Meets World and Saved By The Bell led me to think it would be safe to say that living with your significant other before marriage is promising only to find out it doesn’t matter. (Sorry Melanie, Topanga and Kelly). A whopping 49% of pre-cohabitated marriages fail (3), *There goes that ounce of faith out the window*, but after interviewing some people I knew there was still hope….
I asked the questions: How do you know when is a good time to consider marriage?
“When both people are stable financially and emotionally. To give yourself to someone else for the rest of your life.”
“When you are whole enough to give a piece of you away”
– Michelle Lubo
“Two wrongs don’t make a right so when people aren’t who they need to be for themselves they go into a relationship setting up for destruction” -Anonymous
Also what we have in this day and age that we cannot steer away from is the immersion of technology and relationships. Does it damper the communication between a coupple?
“With technology were loosing a sense of community. iPads and iPods. Lack of family bonding. People are so stuck to ‘I’m on my laptop your on yours’. Lets talk”. –Anonymous
“Sometimes I don’t want to talk to my girl, but I want her to know that I’m thinking of her so ill shoot her a text, she knows me. I’m not a talker”.
Do you think the present events that have happened have affected us and our judgment of marriage? Ex: gay marriage, the recession, more of us in college?
“Yes people are not looking at the severity ‘lets get married’ the age range has pushed back due to people in college… I have gay friends and family so I don’t judge but you feel indifferently when it’s not about you”. –Anonymous
“Money has a lot to do with staying happy sad to say but a lot of us just don’t have the ‘it factor’ yet” – Anonymous
“I’m a heterosexual male but I don’t feel that the legalization of gay marriage will affect our generation because the fight is for gays to have as much freedom to be in a ‘relationship hell’ a.k.a ‘marriage’ as we do. “ – Anonymous
I hear all of you and we are all different. We all must know our worth but know that we are not the world. So we need to take it back. Stop starting off where our parents left off and build a new. Back to the basics of communication, back to love songs. Back to “do you like me check box yes or no”. Learning ourselves before we learn one another while keeping an open mind in the present. Never loose sight of your dreams because the person who loves you wants you to complete them and should be pushing you to do so. Support. Finding a good balance of time together and time alone. Respect. Accepting pasts before creating a future. You read the facts so lets be sensitive to the issues of our history and don’t let it taint your love.