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"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"I told the guy that i had a step aerobics. Classic freaked out and didn't know what else i'm eu. Because i was watching physical. I don't know if i knew. I wouldn't enough fucking saturday and then look at you like what the last and ran out the door and now. The guy's very running around hillcrest going. Oh that's the guy that goes to the aerobics class. You've to shit. No i look. You look like aerobics. Because i know you wanna talk about. It looks like it spicy meatball today. Fucking great you have a kiro yours. Right drag version gratuitous use of the words icon legendary. I hear it all the time booking read a dictionary. Should people use it at all or only when it's appropriate appropriate. How would you i understand. We we move through time. Everything old is new again. Things get redefined but not those words. Yeah not those words ruth. Bader ginsburg is an icon as legendary. Gio gun is not i. Oh my god is there anybody. Okay this is no maybe this is. Is there anybody in the community. You call legendary or conic anti-cook. Oh yeah yeah yeah koko babette schwartz clam glitz you remember when babette had the store over on fifth. Yeah used to love going in there. Whenever i needed a last minute or any this stuff a little gift. Yeah oh. I used to love that. This was sitting there now. Yeah yeah do you have any shows. Coming up vivian. The where can people find you and all that good stuff making an appearance at riches. Yeah okay how do people on the does. Oh me vivian. Prow one word the npr automobile. Yeah you can go see your performances. Madonna that she did gender and all of your photo. Oh it's so gorgeous discovered you so it doesn't hurt that i'm photographer You know and like although as time goes by get to edit things less and less today was like honestly when a best faces i've ever hungover is. I went to two shows last night and bless the bartenders at gossip grill. Sorry god is. Love was thumb lesbian. Ah actually a lesbian. It was really cute guy who wears the black nail polish justin names. Everybody's wearing masks. Everybody's doing that. You know that thing. No no no kudos to gossip girl. They treat me so great. They know me like. It's great to go into hillcrest. And like be racking nine. Go good why we love the city. I there is a very sensitive community. Yes i'm gonna miss. I don't think that i'll get it back in. Dc bashu bash. She what how do provide you badging and that. Same underscore bash on instagram. I do want to have a little interjection to give props to my friend. Sarah who is launching pund ammonium tonight. Oh this is going to be aired after the fact. But i think this is going to be a recurring thing. Finest city improv. Off hunting competition that i think is going to be annually or quarterly. Told me about no yet. But she got on tv and she was all over local news and stuff. So grat. sarah. And i hope it goes off. And if you guys haven't been finest city improv jesse who used. I don't know if he's part of it. Yeah yeah he's still part of that. We've seen some really good summer avenue in serious actually from dc and she's bringing it to san diego hopefully recruiting thing. Oh nice how. I'm on instagram. At daddy bear. Eric changes samer. Now you can find me on all of that stuff. It's tony on baloney underscore. Macaroni you can follow the show at. Who invited her underscore podcasts on instagram and base Just instagram who invited her twitter facebook. You can email us at the gang at who invited her dot net. We love hearing from everybody. I'm go watch us every tuesday night. Seven pm on out. At tv films springer will be coming back next. We put it off for movie doing another our first movie back since miss jones is in japan. We're doing my neighbor to show to show me. Yeah from studio. Ghibli accused ghibli. Yeah we're going back to anime and we're going to review that movie and introduce her to up for the first five so we're doing that in september and you can watch them screen on tv every friday night at pm. And that is if. I don't forget to subscribe. Leave us a great review and if i've star rating and helps us out a lot and thank you proud for joining us. I hope he coming back and fill in as co host. Alex this show.
"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"Twelve posted average set you emotion why it just like a layer seriously cool. Did you do any more after that or gypsy camelot. A great time with a community theatre. It's also where. I discovered that. I like getting my dick sucked by experience under like seriously underneath the stage. We have like a moment like we had like orchestra pit but not all under the with the race stage during the show. Okay that'd be on my number coming up in just pull it out. Go on mute show I'll never look at musical theater the same again. Bangui's redo glee in that aspect. Yeah what else okay. 'cause i now plenty of back memories from we. Wow what is your go-to performance number. Might go to. I know. I wanna like make money in. Yeah yeah well. I can throw it on a ballot like i can throw down a moment where like i don't have to do anything but stand there. It's just act you get to act you get to. There are some queen. no that comes with experience. Yeah that comes with experience. Like if you're you're in the gig for two years and you try to throw down like whitney houston. I have nothing or one moment in time. They know like whatever it is when you're madonna. Though that you just did a gender bend guys go onto vivian prowls. Instead you can see video. It was like a dance was literally the video like it was really good How how how do you prepare that. Do you just like rehearse yourself. Or i mean i just like you know i i create the concept and like you know i wanna do i wanna emulate you know and i just i literally in my car on my computer. In on my sonos like madonna. Yeah like all the time until it's coming out of your ears video. Yeah yeah exactly. You just like it becomes you. I'd like that yeah. Well know we haven't done in a long time i said. Are you guys ready for this bottom. No i heard which i did. Yeah we haven't bottomed in a while either. Who said that was good staring carol. Come on eric go ahead. Oh yeah okay mine. Stemming from cross talk directly stemming from crossed yeah was it us mass across the street girls pushing through crowds like get the fuck away. shove me. Yeah that was that was really irritating this year because usually crossed his. Just the love you being gave them no. It doesn't like. I just don't like that option. That like you can just kind of go through the entitlement but usually crossed fast. Like everybody's very polite. No that she paid for the animosity. There was a lot of people this year that were not on drugs. there there are a lot of covert for twenty twenty and they weren't like the normal crowd. There is a lot of kids to they. Were there was. It was a young alabama rush. I was like happy about it. No with a candidate. Amos jenkins jenkins and. I'm hearing on those girls. Don't ever do that again. However carol now the humidity it is in my fuck best. It is awful. Yeah we're not in florida. Why is it so humid I can't i can't do you. Have carol carol will remind. Our audience is something that just gets deer. Skin person place thing. Yeah just like this week or whenever. You've got harrow. No no whatever you think about gonna tell mine. I do but i i don't wanna we. Why nobody nobody else little. Well you think about it. I'm lena my carol is birds. One tippi hedren. Okay so very. I know i i so i take my runs every day. Walk runs into the park. Shut your mouth. And so this time i decided to go start at the seaside and go run that way right feeling. Pretty good about myself. All of that. I'm running or walking. I should say and then this guy's coming towards me and a recognize him. And i'm like oh we've been chatting on script but never met in person. Oh and he saw me and he's like waves and so we're gonna shut up now where we are like chitchatting. There's definitely flirtatious flirtation. And i'm like okay. Okay you get this right good looking guy and then all of a sudden he feels face. Oh no and i call this. Wipe it and look at my hand. And it's filled with shit. Did he see a bird shit. Yes because you're right in front of me right down the side of my face all over my black t shirt and he looked at me like he was going to throw up because it was his own from this bird and it literally made an audible spots out and it was mahan. I started like going like that and he looked goes. Probably take care of this. Yeah just ran to the bathroom and friend of zeal took my shirt off. Rinsed it in the scene like wash took a horse bath pretty much. Yeah and like came out guy was long gone and on like such as my life is. That's very good luck is it. Yeah i believe that shit. It is literally literally literal shit. You have the work. I have no meat. Earth's the worst meet cute. I've ever heard in my life. Meek you where you like. You're in a movie. And you meet somebody and i have the worst know like the nineties movies. Where like jennifer aniston. Meet some cute guy. It's called a meet cute. That's what it's called in like a movie format. Oh so remember starbucks. We also heard that one jetstar. But.
"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"Farm for cow. Honeybee cow it all ties back. It's a full circle you. What's your favorite brand of lube. Which you go to I actually like coconut oil for like normal lube. Oh yeah what about you. Vivian swiss navy silica. Okay but i do. I do like when you're in a pinch. I do like that's my go-to feels good to Although it does not get out of your sheets never gets. I spit works unless you have like. You know a cold i. I have allergies all the time. I knows it's always a yeah. All right. Ready for the last poland random. When of course it's going to be. Where is the strangest place. You've had sex burger king. Bathroom are using seriously. I've had sex number. You love the friends. I answer for that the head of the bed. That's the weirdest place. I think anyone could have sex like why. Oh you mean you're not actually. But if they're bent over and weird places in palm springs those little bed-and-breakfasts the beds all have like railed. Yeah like and there's a footstool so and open space and hope you get your deposit back. Would you ever drag race vivian. Sure would you make the beard part of it or no. Okay totally do it. I wouldn't leave with it though doesn't define me like yeah okay. So we'll see you andrey racist coming up on screen. I have no idea. I adopt not all the way but like i. I watched the normal ones. But i don't i don't watch all stars. Oh yeah let's give a bit. You lost another try another but it's not even like that it's just like it's just. Oh mom what's the word much. It's in so fabricated. Yeah yeah. I could see advocated. It's reality fucking tv it's fabric it's it's scripted. It's produced a thought it's you know and let's let's do this. You do this do this. And then we'll see if the outcome is exactly what we think it's going to john but who's the villain and i feel like the all stars is a little bit would you when you're on the show. Would you be the villain who everyone's a character which they put you has your edited. It'd be me okay. Brand the villain. John's we're there. Big drag influences for you when you were getting into drag like who influenced who did you. Look up to your. Who did you pull inspiration. So i my polish. My you know my you know. My aesthetic came from pageantry. I had over twenty five titles. Oh mom and so like. We followed each other like okay. Who's winning this national pageant. Who's winning this regional pageant and we aspired you know it was like a big permit chain rain get into this company and when it comes to drag the pageant like how is that different from just regular dre if you're doing patch address. Oh i mean it gives you a purpose. It gives you structure polish a gives you consistency and those are all wings like Discipline you know. All of those things like no mother whether it's drag pageantry or you know any type of pageant. She miss america miss usa. It doesn't matter those are the fundamentals that make those Those moments Succeed okay. I've always wondered about the pageants because you don't see pageants here in san diego. Far as i know one mix. I just won miss. I miss mix but it's mixed hillcrest. i just entered a pageant It was great It was sponsored by the senate imperial court the trespass association and the gop t. q. San diego task force. Oh wow that was last week right at riches they remember that and there's a pageant coming up on september third that i will be entering which patterson is that i i is. It is your different categories. Having to for the power the promoters wanted pageants our interview talent and evening gown when it comes to drag but a lot of a lot of the pageants are just evening down. You speak a little bit on the microphone. It's all about budget. it's all like white. You're willing to do how long you can afford to rent. Riches right i have a question for you. Okay vivian. money was not an option like you. Your budget was anything you wanted. What would it vivian. Prowl show be with no budget like what could like. How do you have in your head. Yes sky's limit. Like what would you do. I would i. I've often thought about this. I would do a show that was based on my life. I would have a moment i would. I would i would like do chronology of you know me and my birth. Vivians birth and the experiences and then translate that into musical storytelling so talk on the microphone. See if anybody resin a hey you know who's you know who's who's had their heart and right and then go into song and dance on and then like sixteen backup dancers. Come out yeah naked and like you have a moment man like and then get on. The microphone again was fun. It's like mars glitzy glossy glittery show. That would be really cool. That's that's kind of like always how i like. How you vision. Oh i think. I think everybody who comes from a performance background has that in their head. I believe that. Did you ever get into acting any of that. So god. that's a. Hey hey hey. On the day of my mother's funeral i Looked in the newspaper. My actually my father looked in the newspaper. He looked at me and he goes. Hey titian at the highlands. County little theatre four The lead role of patrick and maim. He's like your mom always said you should be on sage all day. And he's like oh let me take you. Let's go edition. oh you did. Oh my man man..
"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"You pay for that. I don't all right. This is random questions for you. You're ready to see what the i wanna let. Are those just these these questions cards. They have because i wanted spend the energy on me. I thought it was a pack of cigarettes. You're smoking again What is going on no. What's the longest you've ever waited in line for something and was question. I'd i love this question. It's a good one. What's the longest. I've ever waited in line for some no. It's a a ride at disney. His name you stupid. Go to disneyworld Yeah i know which one space mountain railroad wing. Can we go. what i eric. An iphone four. I was i waited three hours before they open the first day. I don't think. I waited any longer than an hour for anything. For what comecon panel right. You're insane. I don't i don't either. What is it if you could sing a duet with anybody. Who would it be dead or alive with any anybody dead or alive with unger disease I have nothing to not supposed to be a duet. But you i o duet vow pass. I don't know can i do ansa dolly parton on. It youtube to stream. Because every time. I like it here. I'm like oh i know what i'm doing out this next question which body part with you could detach and why which part would detach and why my heart rate answer. I love that so you don't have to feel that way too emotional. I take personal. Yeah speaking whitney. I i take it to heart. Even if you know impact you feel it you feel it yeah What would i remove. I i don't mind what is your. I think it's a body part. Is there like a glam. That releases cortisol. Because i would just get the fuck out walk. I don't wanna be stressed. That that's not the to terry hurt yourself a. I get the worst sinus headache. So if i could remove my sinuses onto by i love this one. What vivian. what is the weirdest thing you've seen in someone's house like not like anywhere now. He told my last week. We because i remember i had this question and mine was just no way. It's more like it. Freaks me the fuck out. And i love you anti cocoa. But we were doing a just on like a past-time cha and all of a sudden like we're talking and she moved and there was this like wooden like african tribal mask that like popped out from behind her and i literally fell my soul. Leave it scared the fuck outta me. It took everything out on you so now every time i go to cocos house bitch you need to get. That should off the wall. It freaks me out. I have one. I went back to a guy's house and he has his cat like stuffed and and taxi. Dirty and i had to leave. I had to go like this is how it is taking a selfie within. Actually sorry it was so weird how it was so weird and didn't talk about it so i'm just staring at. They didn't even acknowledge no. I went home. Oh you no. I didn't even wanna know girl next. That's fucking weird. That is weird. Okay next one. What is the nickname. What nickname have you been called that you hate any i have one like. I don't know. I don't hate it but you know because i'm rob. I'm robert bobby. My whole life. Bobby and like and i allow my my siblings to do it because you know they've earned it but when everybody wins when somebody makes that connection then they call me bobby i. I wouldn't like that bobby us. Yeah yeah well i changed. My name blake known as rob bobbing called. Bobby what is yours area. I had a childhood nickname from a stupid movie called city slickers. That by like dad gave me so i was norman. The baby cow. Why i have no idea so my entire childhood nickname was norman named after a baby cow from a stupid movie. That is not an eight. It grossed in the box office saw my dad and me and my father would see i think every nine weeks when it premiered like dad every dad love those movies all right if you were a bill in or a criminal mastermind. What would your calling card be calling card as far as you like. What would you leave behind. Like what would you be known for like. You're you're i know you're is already. What would you be known for like when the detectives come to do ya. How would they know it's hot. Killers would your calling card. What did you think mine was going to be there. Be everywhere. I repeat ripping off this. No what did you think was gonna say anything. What's it called is it. is it a meatball sandwich. Yeah everywhere would be like little ace eight all over the place. What about you are What would be would with leather. it could be j. lube lordy. I've tried j. lou. You don't like it. S someone that you have to like. Add the water. that's like turn aeriens. Isn't it well the dogs. He's been dating back to.
"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"Nightclubs and they had a about this and they were they were just. Can you imagine never knowing like life before social media. That's all you know and your social media. Imagine never giving a guy a handy and the bathroom fucking nice to meet you. Do not like i mean. I missed it completely. There was always a grinder scruff. When when i was always dot com out when i came up in remember happy ending sometimes yeah sometimes or not weren't. Std's the wrong person. Aren't you ask donna. The dead. I mean they probably have more live in some of my accent. It's just like drag. It's the same analogy like technology apps phones. They've corrupted human interaction. Just like paul's drag races corrupted drag no. It hasn't corrupted dragons just devolved. You have to either adapt sink. So somebody who's not in san diego to san diego and they go go do a vivian. Prow show what can they expect. They can expect high energy. They can expect a bitch who knows or word. I just a phenomenal storyteller. But i am a musical storyteller. And that's my that's my. That's my goal. Like that's what i love to do. I love to tell stories. I i mixed mode music. You know. I'm a brand you guys i make my own. I have mixed my own music. Sometimes i try to make my own costumes. It's great. I still can't believe you. Soldered these fucking. I do last night on the goddamn oven. I'm like oh. God no no creativity come from have you always been in. Rt party person and my mother and my father. My father was a very musical. He could play the piano by ear and my mother was on her and a floral damage like cheated. Mac like my mom was an amazing artist. And you know like she knew she knew what was going to go on. She knew what my life was supposed to be. Even though i denied it for thirteen years it is and my mom. Was budapest cool. Yeah and she escaped the whole fucking sound of music thing like that for ro when the during the russian occupation of hungary and they were actually captured and then the guard where was like of sympathetic. Let them go is like the sound of it is is a movie plot hungry then About ellis island. Wow wow brought european stories like that. My mother's a scorpio and she went into labor with me on herber day so so yours powerful chips she got those switch power every. Wow and how long were you and your partner together damon. I'm adam adamant twenty to twenty nine twenty nine. Oh nine sites and yeah we were together for four and a half years and then we took a three and a half year break and like two thousand eighteen. I on christmas eve. Eighteen seventeen christmas eve i was. I can't like everybody like i. Just just compare everybody to use. It's gotta be something to that And i sent him an email on christmas eve and i was like Look i you know what are you feeling. And luckily he was delirious with like pneumonia or something about this and then he contacted me three days before new year's eve and he's like what are you doing and i'm a leg nothing even though i was going to go to the what is that place in. La where he gets cracked out on. So many as i n de maya like that and he walked in the door and he was to be. And i'm like yeah. Oh see kids. Yeah but sweet little. No we're gonna take a quick break. Everybody now i'm gonna take a break we're going to rebound drinks and we will be right back on. Who invited her. Where not all about the boys ladies we got you covered to hers is a health and wellness brown. That helps women take the stress out of taking care of themselves. Women juggle a million things and booking appointment sitting awaiting rooms waiting pharmacy lanes are at the bottom of that list. 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"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"Photography business. Actually after i came here with the job transfer. I used to be a sales and marketing director for listrik. Education company. Called the feldon cries institute located on sixth avenue and i came here with them journey journey journey by so like i had a friend who was working a photography studio and he needed to shoot male models for practice and he's like come on and do it fine fine so you know i did it and his great and i met the studio owner and she was really great and whole the whole process like i really liked. Felt like really empowered. And i'm like. I wanna provide this for people. I'm going to do this. I gonna make people. Like i want to make people feel this way like it would be fulfilling for me and then like photography and all the technical shit. I just taught myself. Oh wow south taught so called and so somebody was coming to you this. What is this studios named mater. My my my studio is a modern aperture for modern. Somebody's coming in for a shoe with you. What can they expect the experience to be. I focus on. Well i shoot a lot of the queen's i always have and it's because i can i can resume i can relate like i can. I can make them be the character that they want to be. And i can also photoshop them to be awesome. How many hours the photoshop say no we're not gonna do that house ca. I've spent up to fourteen hours. Wow wow wow. How'd i must've been marrying tease. How did shoot. miriam t. When she was at lips. And i did their twenty fifth anniversary because okay the lead contributing photographer for st picks. Oh wow okay. Yeah and then the pandemic avenue and then yeah and then it's like shut everything down. Everybody i was on nightmare year for this to talk about like the housing crisis. Like a and now. It's now it's now we were doing this show during the pandemic we were because all of the stuff we talked about is news and what's happening going nightlife. We're like should we do. And it was on ice creams. That out of a fucking trivia. We did a show. I'm with you. We got to talk about taco shop's. We're going to talk about today. What how many times the conversation to sex every episode remiss. God am just skip over all twenty. When did you start performing like. When did you get the performance bug lake to be on stage. It'd be in front of people and put on the first time this time. No the first time ever in your life my drag mother Her name is janet mon- she's still alive. She lives in michigan. She actually rescued me from. It's all imprint. You guys know that our audience doesn't know long story shore. I was with a crowd when the money and the drugs were gone. I'm gonna myself homeless alone. Frayed on a snowy morning in grand rapids michigan and all of a sudden there was knock at the door. And they're like where's everybody in her goal. Oh where do you live. I'm like a ho like i'm fucking like eighteen nineteen. I was eighteen still and she's like well bitches come on get him a car. You live with me. How and she was just a black transsexual. That's what we called them back then. Ninety one thousand nine hundred ninety seven and Yeah she she taught me makeup. She taught me the moves. Wow me pageantry. And everything the end. Isn't she drags his his local and other local queen strike sisters with the legendary. And i'm going to say the word. Legendary in fact warranted coco chanel dan. You've not seen perform. She puts on it. Damn good show we have. We've we've blood nuts nuts where we come from. And that's basically west michigan an east michigan so the detroit and grand rapids and like back and forth. That's that's my roots. Wow how do you. How do you feel about like drag now now that it's like everybody in their mouth trick. No i think it's very commercialized. Very package zaeri. This is the way you do your make up. This is the word that the week that you wanna wear this kind of close you should be wearing. Everybody does it. Everybody looks the same episode of. I love lucy when the candy on the amount of the side and it comes out too fast starting to choking choking great analogy great analogy still. But that's one of the things anything. I find very appealing about you. You're not part of that. Norm like your drag is like not the cookie-cutter everything you're seeing. Come out of ripon strike grayson nine hundred ninety eight and i'm still that brand. I biggest role model on. Tv with naomi campbell. Watch you know like. I mean the mid nineties when the supermodel was modern with were supermodels that that is who drag emulated we group actually was part of that and i was like oh well. She's fierce she like. She can sing. Like yeah i wanna do. I wanna be that. But at the end of the day that that's evolved to so it all has i mean but the other side of it is repulsed drag race. Could it all on the map and made it. More repulse records. Show it on. The map made it mainstream mainstream mainstream. There's more heterosexual people a drag shows now than there right like if you in the one thousand nine hundred eighty eight when you know we were still like you know like trying to you know protect ourselves and these were these bars that we performed in. They were safe spaces. And we're all family. And i would like the thought of like. Oh okay i'm offering you one. St for my one friend is here. Is that okay like really like those moments. Because we didn't we wanted to be that exclusive private club because it was the only way to feel safe and the only way to meet somebody to yeah. There weren't apps back. Then we know about these these young twenty something. I'm bringing this up. Because i had a conversation with somebody else who works in our neighborhood at one of the very very popular.
"c vivian" Discussed on Who Invited Her?
"Everybody welcome to another episode of. Who invited her are san diego's. Lgbtq pop culture podcast. I'm your host tony with my co. he's back he's been gone for a long time in a while. Yeah how are you. How long have you been. Let everybody know you've been you've been gone for. Almost stress. torn ragged. What else is new to go. Typical down there. And i'm i'm almost there almost moving. Everybody sobered ninth is moving. Yeah and my other. One is always pretty much eric. Serra it's going to be back to. I was gone when we when we guys. We have a very very very special. I'm super excited. Because i'm a fan of this person. And i discovered this person on insta- and i was i don't know it just something about all of the post. I'm super excited. Sandiego local drag. Vivian prowl is here and going to be joining us. I'll show the whole hour. We're gonna get to know you we're going to. You might want to kick me out it bricks for the first of all. So are you originally from san diego. Vivian no i am from puerto florida the part where no go of ted central. Like ma'am late bright. It's called highlands county florida. You've heard of the chrysler bring. Yeah i did. I was in jacksonville. And i hated it. Yeah and it was grows yet all your shoes and their close you were high class. It was horrible. And where did you go out. When did you come to san diego. I made it to san diego in two thousand and eight may have from berkeley right. Berkeley emeryville where i live. And then you were doing drag up there at one of the oldest running. Dave are writing. It's true in Two thousand and seven. They had posted this thing. Like we're gonna have a contest and the winner Gets to be the show director and to mind it was great and it was great experience and then i had a job transfer and then it cut cut everything short that moment i quit drag and took a thirteen year. Now so really. Yeah yeah why. It wasn't your thing anymore. You know boyfriend. i couldn't afford dragging. Then you took thirteen years. When did you come back to drag. So was two years two years ordering twenty twenty one so two thousand nineteen o rat. Drive drive everybody were. There wasn't gonna go. Someone gave me a ticket. And i was like well. I kinda fucking go and drag. So i hired somebody to do my makeup and stuff because i was like. I didn't have anything i did have makeup. I didn't i got rid of everything lake. So and My husband dropped me off and he walked me he he you know he he got out of the car and kissed me and watch me go down the red carpet and he was like later no because he didn't even give him a ticket. You're like by tony. Just just let me talk. And then the night after he's like you would be stupid not to not to even just explore the idea of ian re-emerging in san diego in present time and i was like you have no idea what you are saying. Because she's already got the bug Because she's already been an address. She's already had her back between. There's no feeling like it in the world so like you know it was him. I blamed my husband all his fault. I love it. how did you come up with. Vivian proud where did vivian proud created from. I started drag at the age of nineteen in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight when rupaul was just to just the show singer she did have a talk show. Yeah she had the talk show which nobody ever watched any way but lake. I'd much but at the end of the day. I was nineteen. I could care less about talk shows on so like the question. Vivian program creation. Oh i opened a phone book and put my finger on a painted. Vivian and then agreed with it. Because vivien and julia roberts from pretty well that sounds like so like yeah and then prowl partner at the time. Who did drag with me seven years when i was nineteen young naive and you know i was so in love. He like you problem. The dance floor wishlist. Prowess should be your last name like all right and that's how it starts for the audience members who are not in san diego. How would you describe your drag to them like your aesthetic in in. Vivian prow high-energy. Yeah fierce polished. No bullshit like entertaining entertaining like you me. Your you belong to me and has the have. You always been beard clean. No no no no no. the first. The first ten year run was deaf. Girl ninety nine. Oh i mean there was nothing i mean. We there were there. Were moments this hearing just decided to come off to but at the end of the day in one thousand nine hundred ninety. I made these okay. Wow oh she thought her pickup truck. And i saw her pickup truck. We lost one. Yeah we. I was driving down university and i looked to my left. And there's just a drag queens okay. i'm gonna get mcafee another day. Yeah put it on to queens and if there were actually it's kinda funny the very first bar that i did drag out that gave me my first. Opportunity was in muskegon michigan. That's where i started drag. Missile egan michigan sounds great right so like there was the show director and his name. Was mademoiselle mimi or billy moon. But he did beard chest hair. Big old like cohn heads. That were tau print fabric. But we he would call himself a trash drag queen and queens that kept their beards. Were called trash drag queen. Yes we'll now there's just there's no definition drag is no longer an acronym drag is no longer dressed as a girl. Drag is now a expressive artform. Yeah and i am thankful for that. So i jumped on that fucking bandwagon. I'm not shaving. This show. I wouldn't it doesn't define me naked the rest drag. When did you start doing the photography.
"c vivian" Discussed on Archives of Fabella
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Britney Spears Can Hire Own Lawyer in Conservatorship Case
"Singer Britney spears has a new lawyer of her own choosing to represent her in her conservatorship that has overseen her personal and financial affairs since two thousand eight R. marches are a letter with the latest pretty spears fans gathered outside Los Angeles Superior Court won't inside judge Brenda penny approve spears hiring former federal prosecutor Matthew Rosen guard to represent her can he rejected Russian guards request to remove spears's father James as her conservator spears told the court by phone she wants to charge her father with conservatorship abuse saying she has been denied coffee a driver's license and hair vitamins James Pearce's lawyer Vivian Florian says for the past two years James has only overseen his daughter's money not her person
The Scammer Who Sold America on a Three-Wheeled Car
"Of the past. We generally start with one and where they are born but to give you an idea of just how shrouded in mystery this story is. We can't even provide you that sources. Say that geraldine elizabeth carmichael known as liz was born in nineteen twenty seven or nineteen twenty eight or nineteen thirty seven and a birth certificate. That could clarify. That has never been found. According to liz carmichael herself who will soon find out may or may not be the most reliable source. She was born in indiana. Liz earned a mechanical engineering degree and married a nasa engineer with whom she had five children before he died. And she became a widow by the early nineteen seventies liz. Her kids in lizards sister-in-law. Vivian had made their way out west to los angeles california. Liz was not your average woman. Most notably when it came to her build at six foot one and over two hundred pounds. She towered over. Choose tenacious a fierce matriarch oozed confidence and she valued two things above all else family and money. Religion didn't make the cut and liz his own words quote if you have enough self esteem you don't need god is confidence the only thing the only flattering thing that you lose. I think so that guy. That guy's a nice guy. He uses kindness like it's not it doesn't really work. Oh man this i mean. He was oozing chivalry like his humility was just sitting out of the air. Speaking of wish lists had so much self esteem in fact that in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. She left her marketing job to create a brand new car company. The twentieth century motorcar cooperation. The automotive industry at the time was even more male dominated than this today and liz was determined to be its first and only female ceo. But she
"c vivian" Discussed on Open Loops: Conversations That Bend
"Open loops. We have vivian. Warr the queen of the paranormal. Talk show so excited the hafer she hosts the dead and she is going to be the featured premier new queen of the talk. Show on pair affleck's which is net flicks for the paranormal. Just launched vivian. You so much for coming on the show thanks greg. It's great to be here also. yeah. I'm very excited to chat with you just because you delve at the summit a world. You're not quite just a witch. You're not quite just a ghost hunter. You're not quite just a true crime. Buff you kind of do it all and you bring the entertainment together. I mean i see it argument for why you might be the queen of the paranormal talk. Show but why are you. It's it's a lot of crowns. It's a lot of crowns to wear. How'd you get that moniker. Oh they they just decided. I guess to to dub me that on the The enjoyed the program Natalie nick and patty. They've just enjoyed the program and they're like you're the you're the queen of the paranormal talk. Show like we love like how you do your interviews like we love the people you have on and like i was like all right. I accepted this title. I fully accept this. Yeah and that's and that's going to be is your show the dead hours going to be one of the main shows on para flex at the idea. It's one of the There are different categories of shows on there so mine is one of the talk show. There are about three or four or five other talk shows on there. But i'm hoping mine is the one that gets featured the most and gets the most video when he is the key. Look i'm trying to figure out how to how successful paranormal talk. Show here. i mean what do you think it is that makes a great paranormal interview Honestly it's just it's really getting into the nitty gritty and asking the questions that you know. 'cause i have noticed on. I'm friends with a lot of people in the paranormal community. There are a lot of really common questions that everybody asks or wants to know of paranormal teams. So i think just getting into the details of like how they got started and like What they do when their on site how they may or may not protect themselves like because everybody has a different answer and it's really fascinating seeing across the board how different teams respond and how they do different things techniques. It's very fascinating. Yeah yeah i. I have to ask the origin story for you. I mean i always wonder especially with people that either go into the paranormal or they well what came first the wichita's or the paranormal experiences. I'm the paranormal experiences came..
Man threatens Asian-American undercover officer in New York City
"Police officer of Asian descent in the face in Penn Station yesterday. Vivian Rodriguez, who's 35 was arrested around 1:20 P.m. inside the station. New Yorkers continue to voice their concerns over the anti Asian hate crimes just said as me so much to see, like happens in New York City. It's so diverse here. The NYPD task force has been all over the city in the last two weeks looking to capture hate crime suspects amid the rash of attacks on Asian Americans. Right. It was the last day for parents to switch their New York
Blasting Houston Leaders Over Opposition To New Voting Bills
"On today's panel houston chronicle editor of opinion. Lisa falkenberg vivian. Ho health economist at rice university and baylor college of medicine and marcus davis the breakfast club restaurant and host of fish grits and politics. Lisa vivian marcus. Welcome to houston matters. Craig thank you panel. Texas lieutenant governor. Dan patrick had some choice. Things to say. Tuesday about the houston area's leaders and voting procedures in the last election cycle patrick speaking at the state capital criticized harris county for twenty four hour drive thru voting and mass mailing absentee ballot applications to eligible county residents all efforts last november to improve voting access during the pandemic. And all of which would be outlawed if senate bill seven passes this session. Patrick noted harris county does not make policy and create law for the rest of the state. He was responding to a monday. Press conference here in houston in which leaders including mayor turner and harris county judge. Lena hidalgo criticized espy seven arguing. It would discourage minority voter participation. turner called the bill. Jim crow two point. Oh echoing criticism of similar legislation in georgia. Patrick called that characterization race baiting the rhetoric is strong from state and local leaders. Over sb seven and voting procedures. Is this good bad or ugly. Lisa falkenberg from the perspective of journalists. It's good because strong rhetoric makes great headlines right from a from a perspective of texan. Just a texan. Who wants my government work. you know. it's bad it's ugly. You did this. This whole argument is just ridiculous because during the presidential election no one at the aftermath. Nobody was screaming. Oh texas has all this fraud always went you know. We need a recount in texas. No everybody was perfectly fine with the way the election ran but afterward things are so bad that we need to have all this reform. Texas is already the hardest state of the union to cast a ballot in. We have no need for more restrictions
How I Built Resilience: Vivian Ku, Restauranteur
"Vivian is a first generation taiwanese-american and she's opened three taiwanese restaurants in los angeles in the midst of the pandemic with many restaurants closing. Vivian decided to open a breakfast. Pop-up called today starts here in la chinatown. We talked about her childhood growing up on a farm and how she's leading three different restaurants during the pandemic. but i asked vivian. How she was doing in light of the recent shootings in atlanta and the rise of violence against asian americans in the past year. I always had something. I don't understand. Try to process it in a way where there's a silver lining and. I really had a hard time yesterday. I was like there's no silver lining year I couldn't really make sense of it. It felt like in a lot of ways. We were going backwards like worse than when i was growing up and part of the reason why wanted to share taiwanese food because it's part of my culture and having it shared with a wider rally. There's something i really enjoy out of having people kind of be more open minded. Learn something about someone's culture just because they wanted a great bite to eat. I think it's a such a human thing and that's been a lot of the joy of running the restaurant. And i remember seeing this white nine year old boy come in to order woodyear mushroom salad bring to his classroom and it was his birthday and i was like. I'm trying to bring cupcakes to fit in and we've come so far yesterday was like that is completely the opposite and it's just A few bad actors that make the whole thing seemed extra extra bad. I do believe that humans are good. That's not representative of the whole entire picture. And i think hopefully we'll be better allies for one another. I know you know during the summer. Blm was going on. I think a lot of kids. My generation had to explain to our parents and aunts and uncles. Like what it was all about. And i think this will all ban all of us together and hopefully also realize that you know we all have a role to play here and whether it's you know more people feeling like they need to intern to their local politics or the involved. I think you know It's really hard to make sense of it.
Angelina Jolie Filed New Court Documents Alleging Domestic Abuse By Brad Pitt
"Jolie is accusing. Brad pitt of domestic violence and claims that she has proof. So these documents were filed by angelina jolie. Alleging that she's prepared to offer proof against pets regarding her claims of domestic violence she also filed another document in which three minor children that would be shiloh and the twins. Knox and vivian. Who are both night twelve. They might testify now. Her three older children maddox zahara and packs. They do not need parental consent to testify that they could to sources as saying quote. This is just another case of angelina changing the narrative when it suits her so what they're saying here. Is this divorce. This child custody battle has been going on for so long that now it seems to be coming to an end right when we thought market was about to be over. Certainly there are these new accusations and it's very difficult because on this show when people come forward with accusations we take them very seriously. We don't joke about that stuff. Timing of this seems odd to some people but this stuff is explosive mark. You know we really is rob. And i have to tell you as a reporter someone who's covered this couple for years for us weekly had tell the people listening at home that there is so much more that goes on behind that behind the scenes on then you really realize and i think we can read between the lines but a lot of information leaks out about this couple a lot of the story lines and narratives that we see in the magazine and on tv shows. Listen it's very messy and what makes me so sad is that i think the real losers in the situation are the kids and rob. I think it's hard to comment on this until we really see the proof as she That she plans to share. and then i just think it's a very sad situation. Hollywood us very much brad size. They've turned on angelina and to be honest here. A lot of people in hollywood don't really trust angelina and they think that she's playing a game and she's manipulating the facts but we should acknowledge to that in two thousand and sixteen. She accused him of child abuse just before she filed for divorce member. He got into an incident on a private plane with maddox. The fbi was called. Mark the fbi as they investigated brad and they find nothing to be there. The case was closed also to the department of child and family services. They investigated brad to and they cleared him. What some of brad's friends are saying. And i hit the phones this morning. Is they told me. This is very very suspicious. Because had she had proof before they've not being together knife for a long time she would have released it just holding onto something for the last minute. Seems a little bit suspicious. They also point out that with the exception of the two thousand and sixteen accusations that once again he was cleared off by the f. b. i. They've never been any of the police records any reports or even any accusations until now after the case was closed in two thousand sixteen there was a little bit of hope. Angelina actually expressed relief that the investigation had been concluded. Brad spoke out about the investigation to g q and he said the following but nobody wins in court. It's just a matter of who gets hurt
"c vivian" Discussed on Real Faith Stories
"I wouldn't try to just what's been said. I don't have to rescue god that something. He's tommy vivian. You don't have to rescue me when you now it's me you give it and that's it and so over time he's Made me strong enough. Where i don't look for a response. I don't expect one. On the mel lady i deliver mail and the mail lady does dinners. What's that letter she doesn't. I love that analogy vivian. The mail lady. She delivers the mail. She goes on to the next house and so deliver amount. And what you do with the now is between you and the male. That's your relationship. And god has told me that. What's one of the greatest pieces of advice you've received over the years from a spiritual perspective. The greatest allies. I've received as that. God loves me more than i'll ever to stand if he loves me and i'm not special than he loves. Everybody more than they will ever understand brian. That's probably most everybody's biggest fear is it. God doesn't love them. It is a really is and it's strange. Because of course learning god is and and learning to allow god to be himself in our lives. He has been a father like none other than i had an amazing day. He superseded because everything i saw him to be his word he is shelby. So good as we finish up here. Vivian is there any piece of advice. You'd like to leave with the listeners. Before we pray keep loving god. Don't stop as is as you are. Don't try to be what you think. God needs to be. Love him and your love for him. Year will be everything that he designed you to be. If you're grandparent or parent or sibling you know it is like when you make one ear family members proud. You know these. I know you could do. That's our father. He's always cheering us. Oh always so precious. I'd love you to finish up here by praying for our listeners. Please yes. I thank you father for every year for every heart that is tearing this broadcast father as thank you for the work. You're doing. i'm brian. I think you so the work. You're doing every single listener father. I was as naive as they come. Five and you met me wear mine. Need was and saw. I thank you for the. You're gonna meet every listener. Wear their personal. Need is and i pray that they get to know you like none other father as much as you desire for them to know how much you know and left them. I very that they get to know you and love you justice well and jesus name a man a man vivian. Thank you so great to hear your story. But i thank you so much for sharing it. And you're very welcome brian. Thank you for having me. What a joy. Everyone thanks for listening. Please make sure you subscribe to the show and share this with someone you believe would be encouraged and motivated by these stories until next time. I'm brian robinson reminding you that the greatest decision you could ever make is to ask. Jesus christ become lord of your life. If you haven't done that read romans chapter ten versus nine through eleventh. Thanks again for listening..
"c vivian" Discussed on Real Faith Stories
"Is not go beyond with the holy spirit has shown. You don't do it. it's not that show. it's not a performance. It's service unto god and unto people. The people that he loves. What do you tell people that you've coached in this. Gifting that hesitate. They're like oh is that really you god. The proof is in the pudding brian. It's always putting an accurate member. Being very young in christ died giving my life to him and he would speak to me and he was showing things. And i would say lord please. This is not the place this is not the time for. Muniz sugars in god and i would ask. The father gave me a door. Shown me. Open up something so i can share with. This person ended never failed so it was never in my own strength. And that's the ease of but it's not me and i understand that. And so when. I hear the voice of the lord when he began to show pictures and then he went out. Who it's four. I just say lord opened the door. I became very natural with that. Were it was no longer. Fear is about me and the relationship. I have with my far father open door so had you tried to do it on your own. In other words you get a picture and then instead of asking the lord to open a door you would kind of interrupt somebody that you tried it that way. And it just didn't work well. Many times brian. And after falling flat on my face and understood lord that was embarrassing or blah blah blah news zero. You have to wait on me and conversation with god was what you told me to do it to say you said and you ask me. How do i share that. How do i say to the person or ashley to help you. so what. I love about gardens. Just like us without show okay. They're walking and we kinda watch them see what they're gonna do sometimes. Attorney had pecan sale your back..
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"At promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration a very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on Selma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery,
Biden signs executive order aimed at promoting voting rights
"Klein. President Biden signs an executive order today aimed at promoting voting rights. It directs government agencies to come up with proposals to leverage federal resource is to expand access to registration and voter participation. The order is being issued on the anniversary. Of the 1965 Bloody Sunday voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Troy Public Radio's Kyle Gass, it reports the pandemic is making this year's annual commemoration. Ah, very different event when the Selma marchers crossed the bridge 56 years ago on their way to Montgomery to protest for voting rights. Cameras were there to document their savage beating by Alabama state troopers. Event organizer Drew Glover says streaming video on soma jubilee dot com will allow viewers from around the world to join the struggle against racial injustice so that ideally, at the end of the event, people will not only have a greater understanding of the history but also a greater drive to get involved and make that change happen. Part of the ceremony honors civil rights leaders C T. Vivian, Joseph Lowery, Bruce Boynton and Georgia Congressman John Lewis, all of whom died in 2020. For NPR news. I'm Kyle Gass it in Montgomery, Alabama.
Jamie Spears's lawyer says 'people have it so wrong': He 'saved' Britney
"Thirteen years. Britney spears future has been tied up conservatorship control by her father now with thirty nine. Her fans are wondering why she not free. Here's my nightline co anchor juju. Chang you britney spears in a playful moment with family riding a bike with her niece thing her father jamie in the beard there. These video shared exclusively with abc news. Jamie's attorney vivian. Doreen showed the spears family together. During the pandemic. I understand that every story needs a villain. The people have it so wrong. Here this is a story about a fiercely loving dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation. The relationship between the princess of pop and her father coming under renewed scrutiny as the freebritney movement continues calling for an end to her conservatorship functioning woman. That's working nonstop it. Just it doesn't make any sense that grassroots movement and the inner workings of the conservatorship arrangement highlighted in recent new york times a documentary framing britney spears which reexamines the superstars rise and public fall through. Today's lens now. Her father jamie spears was placed in charge of her career her finances and her health decisions in two thousand eight when she was just twenty six responding through his lawyer. Vivian doreen in an exclusive interview with my colleague. Amy robot jamie saved britney's life and over the last thirteen years. He has worked tirelessly to protect her. He has collaborated with her to help her regain custody of her children. He has brought her finances back from disaster in his created a safe environment for her to live her life the way she wants away from the media that caused her so much pain. Britney spears was only sixteen years old when she catapulted to stardom in nineteen ninety eight with their multi. Platinum hit baby one more time. She came across his strong young high school in her first video. She's very pretty and sexy a late teenager and that was an image that she built on over the next several years and she became one of the biggest stars in the world. Releasing one mega hit after another. Oops i did it again. In two thousand and toxic in two thousand and three within years the girl next door from kentucky louisiana had become a household name but by two thousand seven life in the spotlight seeming to take toll the young mother of two appearing to publicly struggle amidst a divorce custody battle and continued media scrutiny. Britney spears is back in the headlines in a big way this morning video. britney spears with a shaved. Head circulates over the internet the lent 'less flash of cameras. She famously took a pair of flippers to her own hair at a los angeles alone the way that she was treated by the media the way that the tabloids talked about her the way. That the pop- rodzi would leave her alone people to lash out when there's that kind of pressure on them and she did then later that year and infamous performances the mtv video music awards what seemed to be a public unraveling coming to ahead in an altercation with paparazzi in la. Go to the car. Britney britney all i'm gonna do is. I'm just going to ask you a couple of questions and then i'm gonna leave you alone and alleys coming up to me. She's like guys. Please please please please. Thousand britney inches grabbed. the umbrella. Started coming after me starts beating the passenger side of my truck we call this. Framing britney spears. One of the reasons is because. There's these frames that everyone remembers when they talk about her when she shaved her head and when she the car with an umbrella she was going out. Visiting kevin feather line at his home. The kids meant the world to britney and she wanted us here. Kids and kevin said no part of the reason we wanted to do. The film was to to pull back from that frame and show you show you. What's outside of it. And one of the things we found is that she was going through a custody battle during this time. That following year after two hospitalizations brittany's father jamie assumed control over his daughter's estate along with an outside trust think people really know conservatorship as much as attention. It's gotten in recent months. I don't think people knew that it was weird for a young person to be under one. Let alone be under one for thirteen years. Thirteen years later the court mandated conservatorship. Still in effect denying the thirty nine year old control of her estate. Prompting the question. Why if britney through her lawyer though is asking that jamie. Her father not be a part of her conservatorship. Why does jamie then still insist on being her conservative. Jamie serves as britain's conservator. Because he loves her. He wants the best for britney. Jamie's attorneys say court documents. Show that when he stepped in as conservator in two thousand eight britney's assets were only worth two point. Eight million dollars. They say he has worked with his daughter to increase her net. Worth to nearly sixty million in two thousand nineteen britney's assets were clearly being mismanaged and was being taken advantage of financially by some of those around her two thousand eight britney has released four albums. Start on a prime time show. I felt like i had a connection with you. The moment you started seeing and even hosted her own las vegas residency but she has not performed professionally since two thousand eighteen abruptly canceling her. Las vegas residency. The following year saying her dad was sick and she needs to focus on family fans now turning to the performers instagram account for behind the scenes glimpses into her life and hints about her wellbeing including dance video and messages to fans. I pulled out all of my jackets in the next day. It was really hot. It was very confusing and last november. Her attorney telling a judge. My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father adding she will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career. Can you explain why britney's lawyer is saying. She doesn't want her dad in charge of her finances anymore. Throughout twenty twenty brittany and her father had many conversations and in fact early on in the pandemic they spent two weeks with other family members. Hunker down in louisiana and they spend a lot of time together and in that time brittany never expressed those words to her father. She's never asked him to step aside. Why she then wouldn't just go onto social media and say hey guys. I don't need to be freed. Any time britney wishes to enter conservatorship. She can have her attorney file a petition to terminate it. She's never exercised this right in the past thirteen years. But for the of the freebritney movement like dustin strand the question remains what really is happening in britney's life tomorrow. We have our free pretty rally for years. Strand has traveled from phoenix to los angeles. Bree support you. We've known for a long time as conservative has been just. The next conservatorship hearing is expected in march a fight about which britney herself remains publicly
Bromances Could Lead to More Romances for Male Hyenas
"Morning in tanzania. The sun rises in goro. Goro crater the spotted. Hyenas are beginning their day. While vivian from germany's leibnitz institute for zoo and wildlife research sits nearby in a truck watching and waiting. Ooh the most exciting part of her day is when a male hyena crouches on his hind legs to poop and so i did collect a lot of fecal samples my money to a lot of behavior. Spend enough time following mass in onsite in tanzania in the field biologists have been monitoring the hyena. Clans of tanzania's. Goro goro crater for twenty five years. They've learned a lot about the species but there are still some outstanding mysteries why is it that high ranking individuals and in particular hiring man's often are more successful than low-ranking mass in terms of reproduction in spotted hyenas in contrast to many other mammals mass domed fight to access a high social rank. And they also don't fight to access reading partners and so. It is quite puzzling. Why high-ranking massive they don't fight and they are not necessarily more attractive to females. Why they should be more successful than males of lower social rank in also dvd and had nearly four hundred fecal samples collected from one hundred and twenty male hyenas. She analyzed the hormones inside of them and discovered that interactions among male hyenas were more stressful for lower ranking males and as a result they spent more time alone. The results were published in the journal. Functional ecology and do consequence of that is that low-ranking mass they spend less time. Quoting famous are therefore less successful. In terms of the number of spring the produced compared to high ranking mass. Who spend most of the time courting females all that time spent alone recovering from stress. Means that the lower raking hyenas aren't spending their time courting females and the females that they do manage to spend time with our themselves also lower rank the researchers think it has to do with the fact that lower ranking males tend to be newcomers within hyena clans. It takes time to develop their support networks among other males. They do have to spend a lot of time building up and maintaining these relationships before they can even think about courting females so for male spotted hyenas. It might be that the best path towards romance is to begin with the bromance
Goodbye to Alcohol - Series 3 - Episode 10 - Mary Anne Shearer - the Natural Way - burst 01
"It was his guys talking roland hydra one year and end the sky was the and he came up to me after he said like. I'm here to help me recover from alcoholism. I don't want to rehab. I've just come to detox. My buddy what. Can i do to stop caving. Alcohol acid right. This is what you gotta do. Every morning you get up and you have as much fruit and a nice handful of narrow nuts or seeds with just eat as much food as you can stuff. Your face doesn't have to be early in the morning but it must be a first meal of the day and eat as much as it. If it's a box of mangoes and eat the box of mangoes op done that. Eaten a box magazine taya watermelon. And you might do that for three months and eventually what happens. Is you end up eating one mango in. It's really sweet sausage. I into stuff your face. Full of lucas. In every natural glucose fresh fruits nuts every time. You crave alcohol. Just reach out for some dates or some raisins or even like a hundred percent pure grape juice or you know have sparkling grape juice. It satisfies your cells needs for glucose that craving will stop welcome to goodbye to alcohol about calls from wealth without wine with you. Want to say goodbye to alcohol. Revie said goodbye. Twelve called over the on just so this is the podcast few. We've got recovery stories to in spy experts to inform you plenty of advice on how to drink and change your life. Hello hello and welcome to the good. By twelve coal podcast. My name is john goran. I'm the founder of wealth without wine. And i'm your host for this podcast. My hero wealth without wine we help people to change their relationship with alcohol over the past five years. We've helped hundreds of people to do just that and we created world without wind because we believe it's really really halt to change your drinking alone so wealthed without wine wit all about community each week we're going to feature a community voice just to give you a flavor of the also. Try his somebody from one of Subgroups hello everyone. So i have a little friday when which happened last night Myself my family celebrated thanksgiving with our american bamiyan states Remotely and it was the first time in twenty-six days at i would becoming face to face with an actual bottle of wine so i was a bit concerned and i knew that i had to have some safety precautions. Set in place for myself. So i had my phone Close by me. So i could contact group if i needed to My also got some alcohol free wine that was recommended by this group and And the support of my family so my mom and i enjoyed some lovely alcohol free wine. Which actually wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. We served at super chilled and it was actually super delicious and refreshing. We skype with a family overseas headed delicious meal and i didn't have a drop of alcohol And then at the end of the evening we weren't bid. I finished off my class of savvy. Rich in the candlelight listening to some chile music Went to bid and the biggest one of all was waking up this remembering exactly what happened last night and without a headache I'm super proud of myself. Never ever in a million years thought that this was possible. But it did it and today is day. Twenty-seven machine all a fabulous wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world if huge cut to join our woman welcoming community and get a bit of support. Just go to weld without wind dot com and click on the membership top. So let's get my guest today into being a lady who's pretty well known here in south africa. Her name is maryanne sheera now. Maryanne is a woman before had time. She wrote a book called the natural way more than twenty years ago. An only now is the way of life. She advocates going mainstream on apart from being an author. Marianne is a motivational speaker. And she runs a very successful pekan restaurant as well as running natural health programs. I'll begin by asking maryanne satele to bit about herself. I had serious health problems which included being bipolar had kids at had ear infections tonsillitis runny noses that was high blood pressure so we had these kind of. I call him normal health problems because it wasn't like the big three cancer heart disease diabetes. It was just all like niggly stuff that was affecting our relationships and was affecting the way we functioned from day to day. And i have always been interested in the human body i prob- i might have become a doctor. But i'm i'm glad i didn't because it made me look for answers and other places so i was fascinated with the human body studied physiology anatomy and chemistry in the sciences and i was fascinated with the how the human body worked. So we're not. We started having these problems and we were being treated traditional medical way with anti anti-inflammatories and antihistamines for a head allergic dermatitis. On my hands and the kids with antibiotics just didn't make any sense because nobody actually got well. all it doesn't seem to do is suppress symptoms. And then they'd come back two weeks later. I saw the athol up. Gotta find answers. This was long. Before the era of google that really dates meet And just go and do a search on google. And the closest i've got to google was on several occasions sneaking into the fits medical library in johannesburg and he are trying to find says there and looking at books in the archives and just like nobody really had answers to my questions had to find the myself now. I really believed because i could see the. You'll buddy actually repays itself if you cut your finger to paint it stop. You don't need to go and you know cost a spillover it or go to the doctor. My fingers cut itself. Please can drug. I mean unless you chopped to finger off you'd want to beg on but just a cut finger. Paper cut irritate you. It hurts but you it just eventually repays itself and and if you study the human body like a did you find out that the liver you can actually cut off your liver out. Remove it entirely donated to somebody else. Give the small lobe to somebody else in the big global grow and then you've donated your smaller that logo groesbeck like this is the most amazing thing and yet when it comes to lever cancer you told is no cure for it. You're going to die while you would because you're going to be given all these drugs and you live a second will just get sick and pick up than you will die so i was looking for ways to correct the looking for the causes and then ask trying to fix the causes. I did find that. Nutrition made a huge difference. When i changed my diet. Took after find sugar and my by pella symptoms when my crazy periods of manic unbelievable highs. We are could take on the world. And i was going to change the world and i'm actually by nature very idealistic person and my mission in life is i want to change the world. One person at a time. I want to get them healthy enough. Got the goal to reach. A million people wrote a book called the natural way it came out in nineteen. Ninety-one was a runaway bestseller according to the publishers and it sold as i say of three hundred thousand copies it's been published in the united states. The funny thing is it seems to be taking of now first published in the states in two thousand five fifteen years not getting traction. So it's like if it does take off and i happened to reach the new york times. Basically nobody can ever say was an overnight success at this pathetic years. So you're a woman before your time. Someone emission to really help people if i can get rid of my bipolar symptoms and be completely sane And and thinks straight and have a brain in and and bow bowels and bladder that works properly all the time and be living in that sweet spot of health than anybody can do it. Because i had terrible problems. Janet listening to all calls from weld without wine. Marianne take me about you just mentioned alcoholic parents. It that intrigued me wondering if that was one of the reasons why you want it to research to health unle- to healthier lifestyle was that of a trigger. I think it. I think it was. I think you know even mentioned to some one time that i want to try to get drunk when us fourteen and jank moms cara pheno one and didn't like the way i felt i felt out of control and i think that sense of not being in control of my immediate environment and i wouldn't say i'm a control freak but i needed to be common working properly and audley at the sense of order i think that comes from growing up in the chaos of alcoholic appearance at home and my mom was a party animal. She was functional alcoholics. She could party all night and go to work the next day in absolutely fine my father however party will not and he wouldn't work for six months and that was you know he'd worked for six months and then not work for six months to a year or two years so we grew up with that sort of chaotic and then my parents got divorced because my mother said she had four kids anita fifth one. My father married. Somebody was crazy as he was. You know do things like pour petrol over my stepmother and threatened sitter a lot this crazy stuff that chaos does makes you want to live an ordinary that the thing. That really got to me when i was a kid. My mom had this medical encyclopedia. And i would pour over at the age of four hundred. All these gory. Pictures of people as innocent large thyroid landed was like the size of pumpkin and the knicks and these open ruins and at sit there and cringes kind of not. Wanna look at them. But it's fasten. The human body fascinated me from a very early age. My mom was kind of forward thinking as much as she was a party animal. She told us we couldn't chew gum or drink. Physical because our brains would fry and and we went lottery comic books either. So i had the sense of trying to do the right thing I think it also grows up with you know you grow up with a parent. That's a bit narcissistic. i think. Alcoholism in a sense is a narcissistic habit. Because you just carrying about a million myself. And i'm trying to numb my pain. You know not thinking about the responsibilities of life you know growing up with it. I had the saints. That i wanted to please my mom and do the right thing so i was considered the goody. Two shoes in the family just always trying to do the right thing in an nfl had to take it back to pregnancy was a need to just have off in my life Feel like yeah. Things went as chaotic. As they've seen. We moved a lot as kids. You know doing a geographic alcoholic. Parents do that things. Don't work you just move somewhere else. Yeah i've i've come across two different reactions when people have Parents they are do what she did. And react against the kale. Some won't control an order in their life all they they tend to say well. You know sin family. I'm bound to be that as well and then kinda give up unsolved drinking as well so Is that been your experience as well. Do you think people tend to go. A different one of two was party. Animal ended in two brothers. That partied hard. I mean they crashed a few calls when they were aided. And that god they've grown up and grown out of it and They've so but very working my two brothers especially very sober and very hard working And and i just think. I think what you you learn the learned behavior sydney. I look at myself is it. I may not have been addicted to alcohol. But as very addicted to sugar so ahead addictive side to me that anita to the sugar made me feel good in that space. So i suppose in a sense. I was doing much what people do with alcohol when us feeling unhappy or was feeling sad or on feeling like a done something. Well i would reward myself or console myself with suga whether it was fragile candy or cake. So is scream. It didn't really matter how much as i said. Even propane sugar staying out of the sugar bowl. As i got older. I became health conscious. South for made fudgy using brown sugar. That was really good. But you're that that that needs that sense of of you don't you you know parents at properly as if you growing up in an alcoholic home so you learn. The navy is that that it's a k. To satisfy yourself for full let need with a something in a with some people it could be gambling. All pornography will with made was shook end and food as a compulsive overeater. And the only reason we're glad clinically obese of always been physically active and and if i was not eating properly and exercising. I wouldn't ever sleep. I would. And i think that looking at having dealt with so many people in our family and with people have met of the years that alcohol sometimes puts people to sleep just eventually knocks you out so eventually do sleep when you're very active brain not taught how to look off draw brain. How what does alcohol do to bring. What is caffeine due to the brain so one minute drinking coffee over here and then that's like over stimulating central noticing. Make all your nerve cells five. Ab rapidly and then you'd having alcohol too. Because that's a natural depressant than you take the to calm you down and put you to sleep and then you wake up the next morning and you hung oversee start with the coffee again in the brain goes into overdrive. Then you would lots of sugar into the coffee. So you just getting on this treadmill and i think i think if we were taught the staff about how everybody body reacted to sit and things from when we were kids. Part of the reason assorted school is that we would understand how our body worked and figure stuff out pretty soon and make good choices. But that's me probably being idealistic as well if you were talking to someone. That was drinking super too much. They weren't really aware of what it was doing to that office. That brains. what what would you tell them. How would you summarize the home that it does to us. Gee i'm the first thing we know. Is it really damages the central nervous system in the brain. And we've now these quite a lot of research showing that parkinson's disease which michael j. fox got a really young age and he has a. He was a big drinker. Huge drinker everything. I've read on him. The alcohol played a big role in. He's laughing was younger. That can damage your central nervous system. and it doesn't do it alone. Units alcohol and sugar and bed diets and bed living but alcohol plays a huge role in that. It really affects a whole lot of things affect your central nervous system in your brain so you don't handle stress well and lacewell you handle stress. The more you're going to drink because it numbs you. Eugenic feel you can just numb yourself. you stop feeling in dozen courage assistant behavior because it becomes all about my feelings and my stress and my money to numb in. I mean we all know this. We would go without food in a hassle appearance drink and i've seen it in other families. The mother a single mumble drink because she's lonely or because she feels a failure whatever. Her reasons are and there'll be no food in the fridge. Another normal alcoholic friggin. Look on his nets moke in there in a piece of cheese. And that's about it if you lackey Most just don't have food in them. And i know as kids if they was cheese enough ridge. We would flatness in like half an hour because he's a no win. The food was going come which didn't help but encourage things like a compulsive over eating so a central nervous system and that's the one side the other side that in a fix and impacts really badly as the indicating system and that's a system that controls every single part of the buddy janice it controls your liver your lungs your kidneys digestive tract your muscle tone. You sleep your menstrual cycles. Your facility these nothing. It's not in your breathing. Your lung function your hair. Growth your nails. You'll skin it it. It affects every single part. The endocrine system produces hormones in different parts of the body in those hormones may chemical reactions take place which makes the body function properly. Have alcohol's interfering with it function because what it does is it actually pushes your blood sugar up really really high so you feel like good on alcohol woo and then your blood sugar over produces your body produces over produces insulin. 'cause you're about to go into a diabetic coma and in your body's designed to repeat itself over produces the insulin brings it all the way back down and as it starts to slide mcdonagh feeling really tired immaculate and sleep and pass out if it gets really bad And then you you. You might have something like coffee or tea or another drink to try and raise your blood sugar again so when you blood. Sugar fluctuates fitting brain and central nervous. System your endocrine system and your immune system and you can understand the not explaining this very well with the whole covid. Nineteen they send. People are drinking and having caught accidents but alcohol suppresses immune function. That's what it does. So the government instead of educating everybody in showing us adverts over and over which i think would help better than just locking everybody down and telling you you know these content touch alcohol reagan so ridiculous. You can't buy alcohol during the on the weekend so everybody's just by way more so every restaurant selling wine under the counter to the clients you know because they can't make money selling food during lockdown. It was bizarre to see the activities that going on at the end of the day understood. Exactly what it does. And how it suppresses immune function we must take these things a little bit more seriously than being wrecked on the knuckles suck educate people that teach them the stuff so i think other thing that it does and this is fascinating. Refined sugar does exactly the same thing is alcohol does just desert loose something called reactive hopper blah seamier. Which when the blood sugar shoots up to high we over produce insulin and brings it right down so down so far down your blood sugar that the part of the brain your frontal lobe that controls moral behavior planning and forethought will just shuts down completely. Okay and the part of the brain that takes over as part of the brain that controls aggression appetite and sexual function. And i think this is probably really important to help people understand these blackouts that they have so you can have a blackout but you not passed out you just living life. I mean. I know a girl that poured wax all over yourself. Hot wax in that state couldn't remember how she got burned from this x. She took all our clothes often. Did this is absurdity. Because the people that were they told her what she does. She could not believe she did something like that. I had a woman that came and spoke to me. Because i was when i speak often speak about the stuff because it played such a role in my life and how important it is to make. Sure you're getting the right kind of glucose about in a while. And she came up to me after she said. I'm embarrassed to raise my hand and tell you what i do but cannot speak to you privately. Acid short can understand when she told me the story. She said i'm going to tell you. I'm very very committed. Christian person go to church regularly. my husband's actually involved in the leadership of the church. We go to bible study on wednesday nights. We go to between one and three services and the sunday we we're involved in the charitable work and stuff but she says periodically. I wake up in another town or another suburb in strange man's bid. And i have no recollection of how i got the and i say to you consume and she said. Nah don't i said are you a sugar addict. And she said yes osama title sugar addict and it does the brain. What alcohol does we. You just black out completely. Obviously you've got to be extreme amounts of sugar to do this but alcohol does the same thing you drink. Extreme amounts you'd binge drink and the knicks thing you wake up and you in somebody else's bid and like how the hell did you get in the shame of all of this is worse than you start drinking again and this whole thing goes on so what happens is when the primitive brain takes over. You either going to get aggressive. You're going to just eat and eat and eat canoe appetites. Just nothing's gonna be enough or you. Could your sexual function could take over. And you become extremely promiscuous and that's clearly very dangerous because besides possibility of fathering all mothering a child you could end up with terrible sexual diseases. So it's it's a huge problem and people don't know this until somebody like me comes and tells him and nobody studies this. Because you take the average psychologist or psychiatrist. Dr they studying medicine and how to cheat you when you sick with medicine and surgery than looking. And what is the cause of all these problems and vivian often. It's a physiological or physical course an and utrition is something that's kind of just ignored and net. That study was done with reactive. Hoppy glycemic was done by women. Called baba read stood. She lived in the united states and operated in stable municipal area and she was in charge of the juvenile delinquent and criminal juvenile delinquent and the prisoners. The adult prisoners in the end the juvenile delinquents and she found that of them something like ninety three percent of the people that she'd work with suffered from this reactive hypoglycemia and in that state of blacked out. Where you can't remember what went on people will kill the family. They'll the children we ask you. Yeah then they will beat somebody into coma they'll be do the most. They'll they'll commit a crime. And they have no recollection of course when you committing crimes being something people like as easy to say you lost your mind and you can't remember but it's an actual condition where you had no recollection of went on. It's completely blacked out. You listening to reply to alcohol. The podcast from world without one if eat lights join our tribe. Please check out website. That wine don't cold so yeah. Apparently those many people in child but have done that have a blackout killed somebody. You cannot in jail recollection too. Many people in jail i mean. Can you imagine Horrendous but blackouts very common in all community. We talk about the loss of people have blackouts. I used to have the have them as well Boston is like all it was a walking talking blackout because I was with some friends for afternoon. And apparently i seem quite normal. You know i was walking around talking. We'd walk quite a long way together. I have no recollection. I mean we'd been drinking since frightful Drink but i. It just hit me over the edge. I lost an entire. And you know i used to have blackouts where the end of the evening was a bit fuzzy Quite remember how it may be. But this one was really serious Hated the idea thought woking talking blackout the fat my brain was so alcoholic couldn't even make memories nazi Absolutely terrifying and here's the thing that people don't understand is that you'll cells and your buddy a designed to consume glucose. Nothing works in your in your at salable. You got thirty seven trillion cells in your body. They desperately need glucose they needed to make. Atp a denison triphosphate which is what creates energy your monaco andrea desperately. Need that your every little organ nelio in the plasma critical in these tiny little things inside the cell that you can't even see with your naked eye it needs glucose your brain and central system can't work without glucose and if you're not getting enough you going to crave alcohol or sugar and barbara read stood say we knew feed children refined sugar growing up on any level. She said you're actually preparing them for alcoholism because they get into the cycle. The blood sugar going up and it's coming down and they feel that the sugar satisfies and then you you graduate from a kid to adolescence or young young person in your twenties wait sitting stuffing faced with ice cream and chocolate says locked kind of interdict so will have a drink and it does. What sugar to to you. And now you recognize that. Except that the alcohol gives you even a bit of feeling takes you higher disrupts you lower so if we understood that we need need proper glucose for body's natural glucose and and so often when i've done a talk i actually say to the audience and i remember reading this one year at a secrets convention at sun city outside johannesburg. The were probably five hundred people Woman and i said to them. Okay if you do any of you crave sugar and they've just everybody put the hand and i said when you craving sugar. What is it that you put into your mouth. What is it you put. And what is it that you actually craving an attempt to get the point across. Imagine yourself in the garden of eden and you craving something sweet. What would you eat. And there was a stately silence and this woman blonde voluptuous woman sitting in the front rows in this deep voice. Adam evan rumor osc that christian. I'm thinking this woman. It was really funny at the time. But it's just interesting because i've often christian in los angeles of austin in the republic of hot bay of austin zimbabwe of austin the uk. Austin all over the
"c vivian" Discussed on Breaking the Glass Slipper: Women in science fiction, fantasy, and horror
"It's just a look at it in a completely different lens and it's this is sort of to see if I can to see if I can make that work and mostly it does seem to work wage. I know I'm like really annoying a lot of Em are James fans by like you defying his terrible monsters, but it's an interpretation I if they don't like it then they don't have to reserve so if there's anyone out there who hasn't yet read your books viviane. What what would your pitch be to get them to give them a go? The basic premise is that dr. Greta Helsing sees dead people. They're everywhere in her office from 4 to 8 by appointment and off on an emergency basis if necessary. She is a completely bog-standard human who lives in London and is running a clinic for supernatural creatures off with these if you like Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and if you're interested in reading about monsters, you don't have to be monsters because that's what they are created as monsters who can choose to be people different types of people what it means to find your own family what it means to understand who you are and what you are saying what you want to be. And there are goals and well monsters and here monsters. So it's there's a lot of stuff going on there. But overall it is about coming home and what home means and how you can determine where that is. Wow, that's a really good ending to end on I like that summary coming home to say like, well Vivian. It's been utterly wonderful to sit and talk about old monsters in a brand new way and where hedgehogs and her monsters and well monsters. It's all been fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having me. Breaking. The glass slipper is written and produced by Megan Lee Charlotte bombed and Lacey handsome. Please help us spread the word subscribe and leave a review on your preferred podcast platform Thursday. We want to hear from you. Let us know what you would like to hear on the next episode of breaking the glass slipper..
Judge Amy Coney Barrett notes when she adopted daughter, says George Floyd video was personal for family
"Money. Barry talking about her adoption of two Children from Haiti. When Jesse and I were engaged. We met another couple who had adopted in this instance It was a couple of it adopted a child with special needs, And then we also met. Another couple had adopted a few Children internationally, and we decided at that point, while we were engaged that at some point in the future. We wanted to do that ourselves on guess we had imagined initially that we would have whatever biological kids that we had decided. TTO have and then adopt at the end, But after we had our first daughter, Emma We thought. Well, why wait? Okay, well, that does not seem like an unsympathetic, terrible person to me, which is what Democrats would prefer to paint her as they're also prefer to paint her as a racist. It makes it kind of difficult and she's obviously not a racist. So here is a CB talking about the George Floyd video and watching it with her two black Children. I was there on my 17 year old daughter, Vivian, who's adopted from Haiti. All of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her way wept together. In my room, and then it was also difficult for my daughter, Juliet, whose 10 I had to try to explain some of this to them. I mean, my Children to this point in their lives had had the benefit of growing up in a cocoon where they have not yet experienced. Hatred or violence on DH for Vivian. You know, I understand that there would be a risk to her brother or the son. She might have one day of that kind of brutality. Has been an ongoing conversation. It's a difficult one for us like it is for Americans all over the country, and the other problem for them is it turns out that Amy Barrett does represent a lot of viewpoints from the middle of the country. She lives a lifestyle that many in the middle of the country can identify. The people on the coast sometimes have trouble identifying
20 Minutes About Traditional Chinese Medicine
"Hey, Marcus welcome to the show Tame Martin well I have to say I've been really looking forward to it because we've known each other now for well over a decade and while you had taken quite an interesting path of going real deep into Chinese Madison starting and you know actively practicing this while ancient on over in Europe and anyways I've been really wanting to do this show on Chinese medicine because over the past few months we've covered quite A few interesting topics you on the podcast about the microbiome new tropics, cavalry metabolic health, and so forth. NFL Lot of the conclusions that we're drawing in our recent age seem to have actually been practiced for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, and that brought me back to you. But before we go deep into this topic, why don't you first tell us a little bit about how he got into Chinese medicine in the first place? Yes. Sure. So Basketball and tennis when I was a kid a teenager and frequent injuries and went to all the doctors a bunch of Western medicine treatments that didn't quite help and then I ended guy practicing Japanese acupuncture. So they just using really really thin fine needles that you almost don't feel and I remember going up to his office and could barely. Account on her car is my Nieto's started so bad at its second cute rain in them and then, and then you just put a bunch of needles somewhere. I hopped off his bench. Like if nothing was. Like nothing was wrong and I remember it took forever to get up the stairs there and all that just up down. was made quite an impact on me re that that was like immediate immediate. That must have left an impression and you tried like well, traditional. Western. Medicine to treat your knee at that time just conventional stuff your painkillers, etc.. Physiotherapy all the things that they give you go talk none of them were orthopedic specialist none of that worked now, not only for some things that works and then and then this guy is. By. The way you play affected. Enough such bad acne base and your low energy levels and that you'll always cold that is just the branch of the same route. So it's all it all kind of linked together with the same root cause and. Then, he gave me a bunch of herbs in two months later up in this really cystic acne was really bad doing a lot of western medicine things that it took quite a toll my health to at the time 'cause. He's injections or quiet. They're messing with your system out there drying you out your spacious clans and older glance pretty much everywhere, and so there's a lot of side effects and he gave me a bunch of herbs so to Vivian Natural Dumb. That made my help me keep my back in away and made my Kimble's significantly reduce and so. That's what hooked, and then I always wanted to become a doctor. So I had a high school degree. So I got a scholarship and the fine print scholarship that I could pretty much use it anywhere and so was thinking, do I go to the United States in Germany? China. Server. Since then you know I was interested in Chinese medicine also and and that's actually where we met. Yeah. So I got, you know I had a had a spot at a German university medical school and didn't go and instead you we went to China to be. Teachers for a few months, and while while teaching their inner, we didn't have much to do teaching. So end around I went around there's over four thousand, but they call integrative medicine hospitals. So it's Chinese medicine and Western medicine together combined in different departments. Of course, everybody does what they're good at but are essentially were together and a lot of time on these speak laments in China in one of those muscles and then I signed up at a Chinese university instead of the German one and I study what they call Jewish, Jehovah Chinese, medicine, and Western medicine combined with the focus being on the Chinese medicine side. And I completed that study it's a five year degree mostly in Chinese language. Muslim classes were essentially chinese-language in the beginning it a little bit of English classes in a Western medicine intended teachers kind of because they're English was so bad. In Chinese anyways even though we were like international and that was in. Beijing right. That was on Beijing five years in Beijing, and then I went to Hong Kong for another five years where we met again. At the end, I did my phd in what's called evidence based Chinese medicine over using modern scientific methods like clinical trials, Placebo, controlled randomized control trials, and instead of giving you experts at drunk we're using for example, in ancient acupuncture protocols or in my case was elbow pain it's like a two thousand year old extra puncture point protocol that they've been using since at least two thousand years per elbow pain and re looked at it was the is out son of modern science and understanding how that stuff works but we are playing these ancient principles. The Same WanNa do for you today was these five health tips or twenty twenty TM health. Cultivation, wisdom, that's what they call for staying. Healthy. So I, WanNa give you a few tips and ahead of quotes from the ancient books, and then I also pulled up a few research studies that kind of backup, what they're saying or giving another perspective on it. So we re using these ancient time tested principles, and then we're also looking at them. You know some the lenses of scientific method world of mearns,
Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid virus
"News. The Corona virus strikes again. The huh, JJ, which starts tomorrow will not allow the normal gathering of more than two million Muslims. The annual pilgrimage to Mecca is known for teeming masses of people who walk closely together, sit shoulder to shoulder to pray. And often campout and crowded tents. But this year, only an estimated 1000 people are expected to attend. Physical distancing will be enforced and masks will be required. Bloomberg's Saudi Arabia correspondent. Vivian Knee Rhyme has been covering How, huh, JJ will be different this year. She joins us Now. Welcome. Hi. Thank you so much for having me. Can you just start out by reminding us what the religious significance of the Hodges for Muslims all around the world, So the Hodja is one of the most important act that any Muslim might perform in their life. It is considered to be one of the five pillars of Islam. It is actually obligatory for every Muslim to perform the hajj once in their life, if they're able to financially and physically, so it's something that people save up for and apply for again year after year. Well, because the Saudi government is determined to make sure people are physically distanced. This year. You estimate that only about 1000 people will be in attendance tomorrow. So how are these 1000 people selected like where they from? Yeah, So one thing that had been a little bit strange that the government has been a little bit secretive about what the actual number is this year, the hedge minister has said it's between around 1000 and 10,000. We do think it's going to be probably closer to around 1000 and that includes about 30% Saudi nationals, and the other 70% are foreign citizens who reside already in Saudi Arabia, so nobody will be performing. The hajj is here coming from outside of the kingdom. They were selected through an online betting system. Most of it was about health criteria. You had to be between the ages of 20 and 50. You had to not have any chronic diseases. So everybody who was selected among the pilgrims did get a PCR test for Corona virus, and then they were isolated during a home quarantine for about a week. After which they travel to Mecca, and they've been in a hotel quarantine sort of isolated individual hotel rooms for about four days now, so they haven't even really met each other. For the most part, they communicate over WhatsApp, you know, they get their meals, the room service. It's a very different experience than it would be in a normal year when you're kind of a human sea of people from all over the world, gathering and eating and praying together. Besides, they're being dramatically fewer people this year. How do you think the high judge will feel different compared to years past? Well, I think it's just a completely different animal in a lot of ways. I mean, normally a huge part of going to Mecca and performing the pilgrimage is just that rubbing shoulders with people from all different social classes and all different nationalities. Obviously, that physical closeness has completely gone, so there's going to be social distancing markers around the Grand Mosque to ensure that people are actually you know, 1.5 meters apart, so that's a very big deal. There's also a point in the pilgrimage win. Welcome to be gathering pebbles, small stones along the route that they throw at thes three stone pillars that symbolize kind of repelling of evil, and these pebbles this year will be distributed to them in pre sealed packets, and they're sterilized, So it's a very different kind of feel there. They're also wearing these tracking bracelets insure that they complied with the quarantine, and if they stray more than a certain distance from their phone kind of urges them to reconnect to their Bluetooth, a lot of technology that's infusing this year's hajj in order to Kind of enforced that social distancing and make sure that the House doesn't become a super spreader event because Saudi Arabia, like a lot of other countries, has had a couple of different peaks of Corona virus cases, which are now on the decline and Mecca at one point was really the epicenter of Saudi
Civil Rights Trailblazer CT Vivian To Be Laid To Rest In Atlanta
"The nation paid its final respects to the Reverend C. T. Vivian, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, who helped and segregation in the South. He was a close ally of Martin Luther King Jr and is being remembered as a humble and courageous civil rights warrior. Oprah Winfrey extolled his life and accomplishments in a taped message for his private funeral service in Atlanta on his presence. We were always learning more about our country about ourselves. What it means to stand for what is right. He was a giant for justice, Didn't he also served as head of the Southern Christian leadership conference. He died last Friday at
Funeral held for civil rights leader Rev. C. T. Vivian
"Good bye to one of its civil rights veterans man who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr the funeral for Reverend C. T. Vivian, the world is a better place. Because of you, Dr. Vivian, Long time business partner. Don rivers says CT. Vivian was stern, tough and exacting when it came to his cultural diversity and training firm yet was also a loving man. He lived the life of unselfishness. And And has has never never looked looked for for Any Any recognition recognition video video tribute tribute to to the the 95 95 year year old old Reverend Reverend also also include include Andrew Young, Oprah and Joe Biden in Atlanta. Veronica Waters, 95.5
How Vivian Kaye Turned Her Hair Care Needs into a Multi-Million Dollar Biz
"K. is a fourteen year veteran entrepreneur who has bootstrapped to companies from the ground up for the last seven years. She has strictly focused on the e-commerce world where she built kinky curly Yacky, which offers textured hair extensions for black women to over one million in annual revenue Vivian has been featured on shop. Expert Academy Series Ted Conferences the way we worked and has been featured and digital publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine and refinery twenty nine Vivian, welcomed being boss. Thank you for having made such a pleasure to be here. Vivian! We've gotten to know you a little bit over the past couple of days. You've popped in on some of our sessions. You've been offering us so much guidance and. Radiance and your smarts and all of the things. So now I'm dying to hear your story like, can you, can we? Let's rewind a little bit and we're GonNa. Get into all of the wisdom that you have to share, but I want to know more about your entrepreneurial journey, so tell us like. Where did it begin? How did you get to where you are now being on Ted and refinery twenty nine this morning i saw on your instagram. You're on somebody's vision board like talk about goals. How did you get there? Honestly I really don't know. Because, it's not like being an entrepreneur was a big thing right, so you know back when I was growing up? Being an entrepreneur was for people who didn't have jobs. And so I kept you know I was always in jobs where the one person department one Person Marketing Department and then you know I was at a job one day and decided to start side hustling. So I started out my first business as a side hustle and then while I was running that side. Hustle I got fired for sorry I got laid off. That's the momentum. Laid off from that job, and then at that point I said. You know what let me just let me just go for it. Just go for it and do whatever I need to do. 'cause I'm young I'm free and I can. I can do whatever I want. And while I was running that business I started running, and then I had started a side hustle with kinky curly Yacky, so it was like I had businesses running at the same time so it wasn't something that I set out to do, but with both businesses I set out to solve my problem. And at the time I didn't realize that that was the best way to start a business. But that's what it was I. set out to start to solve my own problem or to solve a pain point that I saw people were having so so that's how my entrepreneurial journey began. What was the first sight hustle? The first sight has a wedding decorator. So all I would do is go in and decorate people's wedding so instead of being on a an event planner doing you know doing all those little things I focused on one thing and what it was I decided so there's a whole story behind that so I'm one of four girls and I'm the second the number two. So my older one was getting there. My older sister was getting married and she hired a decorator who who sent you decorate the wedding for? Say a thousand dollars right, so she paid her deposit. Everything was good, but two weeks before the wedding she came back and said I need another thousand dollars, but didn't have a reason why. Right so I thought well. Of course, she couldn't have paid for A. She couldn't afford to pay her, so she ended up having to hire different decorator that decorated did a crack tastic job. And so I'm like. Why is it so difficult? Why can't decorators just say that they're going to do X. Y.? And this is what it costs and Bass what they do and keep it simple, so then I thought well. I'm just GONNA I was been into decor and HGTV when TLC used to beat more home decor than reality so I would So I started I decided I wanted to be a wedding decorator I. wanted to create weddings that were simple, but fabulous so I would ask. My bride's like okay, so do you remember the last wedding that you went to? And they would say yes, will do you remember the centerpieces or the decor? Remember. It was pretty I'm like that's what we're going to do. So instead of spending mortgage down payments on decor. Why not create something that is memorable, but affordable and people just remember it was pretty, and that's it so that's what I set out to do. And it was a it was a great success, and this was a business that I started with no prior knowledge like I just figured it out as I was going along. And so I can tell that you're a branding lover at heart because you're like, forget pretty. I want memorable and I think this is going to be a thread that we we've through all of your stories, but before we get to connecting those thoughts. I went to hear more about kinky curly Yucky, so what was? What was the problem that that was solving? And how did well I I'm the worse doing I always do this. I always asked two questions in a row. So question one is more about kinky curly yacky. What problem did that solve? And then I'm really curious to hear a little bit more about how I do think that whenever we have side hustles and day jobs and we're trying on a bunch of different things they all start to. Tie together in some ways like we're always learning lessons from one thing to the next. I'm also really curious to hear. What lessons did you learn from wedding decorating that you're able to take to kinky curly yacky. That's a great question. Okay, so the first question was How can you KEROUAC even started? About problem so the problem was I as I was a wedding decker, and so I'm I. I actually live in Toronto, so it's one of the most Toronto Canada, and it's one of the most diverse cities in the world so I was doing everyone's wedding from you know the Muslims to South Asian to Indian to everyone, everyone's wedding so This is going to be a bit explain if anyone really wants to know the real detailed answer. I could always do that at a later point, but. For Black Women. We have to present. We have to show up in the world in a certain way, which is quote unquote presentable so most a Lotta Times wearing our hair, as it is naturally with kinky curly with kinky hair It's not professional. Why don't go professional? So I wanted something that looks like my hair. But would protect my hair because our hair is not suited to this north. American environment, it's it there's not moisture. It dries out really quickly but anyways I wanted something that looked like my hair and know what asked me where I bought it because I didn't want that whole. Nikki manashe thirty two inches of blonde wig down to my I wanted something that looked presentable. So I searched and searched and searched for something that looks like my hair, and then when I found it I weren't to a meet up. To just like a general networking event, and another black woman came to me and said WHO's your hairdresser? And what is your regimen for keeping your hair like that? And I said girl. This is a wave. And she was like I would buy. And this was in this was in two thousand eleven, so I thought well if she would buy it. And I bought it. There's gotta be at least a dozen. Other women would buy it to now. When I was looking to solve my problem, I saw I saw the gap in the market I. Thought There are no companies just selling kinky hair, but I was already running the successful decor business. I was buying my coach bags. I was going on vacation. I was happy with that, and then I decided then I thought well. You know you know. Weddings have a down sees. It feels like you know what I can't like. Itching the back of my brain, so then I said to myself you know what in the down season of of of Vivian the core I'm going to launch his company and I literally made up the name while I was in the shower like I was like Yankee curly. Jackie, O okay and I bought a domain name, and I launched it in December two thousand twelve, and it immediately took off. Okay so I actually do want to hear the details about the actual hair. You don't mind no worries because okay, so I remember talking to emily in the early days of ALMANAC supply company, which is her business and she was trying to find very specific candle containers to pour her candles into, and we talked about some deep googling like how you just have to search like. Get real good at searching. So how did you well? I guess two questions? Are It was a we've, but it looks natural so I think this goes back to that almost that brandon conversation of like it doesn't have to look quote Unquote Professional. Let's make it memorable like let's just make it bigger. Bigger let's make it more of a statement. which I think is so cool so I guess I have two questions here one. How did you find the natural hair? If there is a gap in the market? How did he find a? We've that had the natural texture and then in that might be getting too much of your secret sauce like you might not have to answer that one, but like how do you? How do you find the materials and then guess my next question is? How did you start to then scale and expound upon that not having any experience in that industry so how? Sold! The key was that I was trying to solve my own problem so What I was doing is I. Would I was doing that deep googling I was in facebook groups I was on hair care black hair care forums. Just you know just. Talking with other people and people of course at that time, a lot of people were sharing okay well. I bought this here I. Bought that there, and so that I would of course make note that, because again at the time I was not looking to start another business I was just looking to solve my own problems, so I wrote. You know I would contact every. Every single factor, every single manufacturer, every single website that said they would do kinky hair, and the once I found the one I was like. Wow, this, actually a pretty decent I would ask them to tweak it a little bit. Just a suit, my needs and they did it and I was like okay and I thought well after the girl confirmed my idea. I decided okay well. Let me see the state. Factory can still do it and I would order the same product under different names and asking to do different things to it, and they would do. So I thought okay. Okay. I'm onto something here. And so that's how that's how I was able to. I guess perfect the product because again. I I like to get high on my own supply, so that's the beauty of the businesses that I M my customer. I know what I'm looking for I know what problems I'm looking to solve I. Know What my pain points would be. And what other black women's pain points would be, and the only person who's able to address that is me. So of course I use that to my advantage You know to tell my brand's story but at the time again I listen, I'm an immigrant. I'm a college dropout and now a single mother. So I had no clue. About all these storytelling and branding mark I had no clue I just thought it was just doing what kind what came naturally to me. So so how I scaled that business well, I think one of the mistakes that a lot of people are making in starting businesses that they don't have an audience for the product that they have and so then what I had done again I inadvertently created an audience by by being on those facebook facebook. Forums a facebook groups that had black hair care forums because I was shining. Just being Vivian online people remembered me. So bad, and the funny thing was what I, when I when the business launched, no one knew it was me I didn't. I wasn't. My face wasn't the base of the brand it was just like here's some products. You guys will love Ed Oh. My Gosh and people bought it, but what happened was. I was facebook group and someone I didn't do. The WHO is on the back end of my website do that. Who has privacy on the back end of my product? Someone in one of the facebook groups created a fake place book profile and posted all my information in those facebook groups. Saying this is the person who owns that brand. So what she meant. To to like to help me to make me fail actually was what turned my like. What is what actually skyrocketed my business? Because once people found out that I was the person behind that brand, they were like well. Shoot I'm going to almost support her because she's this. She's that I remember she's Great. She's awesome, and that's what took off so I realized then that. My brand, my person like why. Is What is going to help me succeed in business. Amen I. Resonate so much with what you're saying and. I have branding agency as well and really focus on personal branding and I i. feel like one a lot of people always tell you you need to identify your customer and what they need, but I always think it really does start with you if you can start with what you need you like, you can trust that. We're not all that different and that if you can just get specific about yourself, you're going to be getting specific about your dream customer. Customer so we are so aligned there and then the fact that I mean it was an unfortunate, and you know really inappropriate way to learn the power of personal branding, but you did learn the power of personal branding, so that is incredibly exciting and I. WE'RE GONNA dig into more about like how you leverage that and who you are, and what you do, and how you bring it into your business and draw boundaries and all of the things but. We do have an attendee question that I. Want to slide in here if we may. I'm in this question is from. Death and I think especially for creatives. Who is you know most of our crowd here then we add like to hear your. Hear your thoughts on this, so here's your question. so Vivienne said she had the hair problem herself and chose to solve it, but what kept her on that path instead of ending up as an all purpose, beauty, Guru or similar. To be honest. Hair is not my jam. So really what I? How I think of it is just the ends to a means way or means to an end it's the means to an end, so my real goal is to give black women confidence to show up as they are in the world. So hair just so happens to be the the means to that end. So how I just stick to hair you know I'm pretty. I'm pretty good at focusing on the one thing like it's what I've learned is You know niche of and that's my I will preach about I say niche, but its niche. You know it's either. We can use them interchangeably potato potato. Okay, so with me I. Find that if You speak to a very specific group of people, and you sell them a very specific product. They will be your most loyal fans. They are cheaper to market to they. Are you know more about them? Especially when you already are them so for me that makes it very easy to stick to that one thing because I know that very well and I can speak to it now. Let's just by started venturing into. Say. Make up girl I'll even know how to put on eye shadow right so it wouldn't. It wouldn't. I wouldn't have authentic voice I can't lend that often into city to that product, but what I do know is hair. I'm not a hairdresser. I'm not a hair stylist. Because I had a passion for solving my own problem so that I could show up as quote. Unquote professional in the world. I can solve the I know what looks professional for me. You know I learned you don't like it. That's your problem. Not Mine Right, so we as a black women. What started in two thousand? I want to say. In Two thousand eleven two thousand twelve. Is that Youtube? We started all jumping on youtube and teaching each other how to care for our hair. We stopped putting before. We're used to put chemicals in our hair in order to straighten it to look to fit that European standard of beauty. But then we were like you know what I'm tired of that crap. We're tired of that. We don't want that if that's not Howard. The hair grows out of our heads. You're either going to accept this as we are or not right so so the goal of. Of making black women confident in how they show up in the world is really what keeps me focused on here. There's other people and I and I realized. I'm really good at that, so if I just if you just focus on the one thing that one goal your why. Then you're. You'RE NOT GONNA get distracted by all the Shiny Mirror. The the shiny objects that are floating around, because yeah I could make some easy money doing makeup, but I'm not passionate about that I. don't that doesn't that's not my jam? I love the what you did was instead of doing. The sheds are what people may have expected you to stuck with thing I think oftentimes people in this crowd see either see someone who have sort of diverged from that path, or so. They're thinking okay I. Should I should diversify as well or they sort of get these little inklings of like going to different. Different things I love that what you've done is just focused. You focused on doing the one being amazingly well exactly, and that's and that's the one, if I had to give one piece of advice to anyone is do that one thing and do it really well before you move onto anything else because you know doing that. One thing really really really really really really. Really really really advising that really do that. One thing really well. Guess what you can do anything you can apply that same, so that's what I learned in billions, the core I learned that if I kept it simple and I just focused on providing my brides with this one product and do it really well, it would speak for itself, so I took that same. Simple yet fabulous and I applied it to. Kinky Curly Aki. So people like what can I all? I'm explained the Kinky curly Yacky. What is that, so? It's Kinky kinky hair, and it's curly for curly hair, and then there's Yacky. So? Yuck, so yacky actually is short for Yak, or against the long overreact so back in the day when they wanted to mimic black women's hair straightened. They use hair from Jack the animal. So the industry just put an eye on the end and call the Yacky, so you would know what Jackie was. If you were a black woman, so any block won't be like. Oh! You got that Yacky in and so it's a sort of tongue in cheek, so you would have to be part of that target demographic in order to understand the name of the the name of the brand clear I love that. You're very specific about your dream. Customer to effect. Because I was her I get hot on my own supply. So at some point, did you end up closing the decorating business I did? I closed it I. Shut it down back in two thousand fifteen, and the only reason why I did is because I got practice. More. Yeah so I launched kinky curly. Aki in the summer of two thousand twelve by July of two thousand, thirteen. I was in the business was doing really well at that point? It was I was just doing just under four hundred thousand dollars in sales. and I found out in July I was pregnant. Anti ago. And so you know with my? With wedding core I had brides booked a year out. Right so so I was still doing those weddings, still going to the still going to meetings breastfeeding doing weddings that type of thing. And then I started I wasn't really paying attention to what can carry Aki was doing I didn't know all these numbers until later on because I was doing it just because I just loved it and I was learning about H. Tim Allen Marketing in Seo and I just I just threw myself into it, but wasn't paying attention to the numbers. I just knew it was doing well. But then when I found out, I was pregnant. I was like okay. Okay, the being you got to the chill, you gotta chill. You can't be can't be doing everything and then in two thousand, fourteen march, two, thousand, fourteen I, gave birth to my son and he's been wonderful ever since he's six now. and then I saw what can curly accu was doing I thought. Ma'am really half assing it. What happens if I put my full ass into this? And once I did again. It took off, so so yeah, okay so. I I know that whenever entrepreneurs are listening to this or site hustlers listening to this. They're like wait a second. She accidentally created a half a million dollar business and wasn't even paying attention. So how does that happen? Did was that like word of mouth or referral? Launches You have specific marketing plans. What did that look like for? You had none of that I had was what people knew me from in the facebook groups, and and because I was also also go. Gee of the niche, their niche of just selling kinky hair did not exist before I. Start before I created my company. So because I saw a gap in the market I'm A. I pioneered that so any other company that you now see selling kinky hair is because of me. And so then because I was first to market with that bat just. Exploded because that's women were looking for. I was solving their problem and on top of that I looked like them. Right so it's like they were like girl. You know, 'cause. One of the things would be like girl I was tired of the whole African in the front, an Indian in the back. If you're a black woman, you know what that means, so what that means is we're all from. Black women are from the African for so we had these tight kinky air, and then we are putting on these silk weaves. I didn't blend with our hair. So I was tired of the whole African in the front and Indian in the back, and that resonated with people, so it just and I didn't do I didn't i. Here's another thing I just literally launched with one product. I locked to one product and I only had three lancs. I only had three lengths. I remember at the time, and someone would buy one I would take that money in going by two. And that's how I built. My business I didn't I. Bootstrap I started from zero. I took no outside capital I didn't have any debt I literally started from the bottom. And was it easy. No, no, it wasn't. Is that possible ABSA freaking move? All right well, we're going to take a little break here because we've got to tell you about working smarter and not harder and. 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Why do you think that autheniticity and being true to yourself and using your own personality is important for anyone who is building a business or a brand? Because people don't necessarily. I think one of the biggest things people need to keep in mind as people aren't necessarily buying the product. As you can see, it's not like I'm the first person to ever sell Kinky, textured hair extensions and back. There were tons of companies that had it, but what they did. is they buried it underneath the silkier texture, so not the first. To Sell Kinky textured hair extensions. But what people don't realize that people aren't necessarily buying the product. They're buying the person or they're buying the emotions. They're buying lifestyles behind the product. So brand is where you can tell that story so branding will help you. To, help you, stand out in the crowd. It will help people remember and especially when you have a story that resonates with someone one. That's what they're buying into. They could care I. Mean Yeah, you could, you could be selling something. That's more expensive and more has a tools unless this unless that, but what they're buying is the person or the idea or the emotions behind. It so I that's what I realized very quickly is especially in the wedding decor. Businesspeople clouds giving. You made me you made it. It feel so simple. You made me feel so comfortable, and you made this process so easy for me and I realized. It doesn't go learn how to do all the fancy. You know all the fancy. Do Decor all I want but that's not what they care about. They care that I made them feel good about the money that they were spending made their wedding. Feel pretty like I made them feel that way. So that's that's really what you should focus on. I love that you said that you're not the first person to sell kinky natural hair extensions, but that it's been buried, and so you took a product unique in on it, and then you highlighted it, and it's beautiful, and you're owning it and you're helping. Other women own it I'm curious, little bit with some of the activism around. Natural Hair California has banned hair discrimination. It's something that I was so excited to see and when it continue to see, are there any levels of like activism or do you think even products like yours have helped? Create that kind of. Activism you know? Do you think that it's like no? This is who we are and this is just as professional as any other hair well I. Think the problem was that we were letting you know black women in general were we were leading the world? Tell us what was beautiful. And you know Youtube and you know the the beauty of the Internet was us being able to see each other people outside of our own communities, and how they look. How many rock their hair and all that jazz so I think really it. It just helped people just be who they wanted just to be who they are like just to be their authentic selves and truth be told, and it does just women in general, because even society tells us. Women were supposed to look like like I'm pretty sure after this quarantine thing has done. There's going to be a lot of people who were blonde. That aren't blonde anymore, right? But you know with black women where we're especially, you know we. Don't want to say Alison to say hated on because of how we look, and so then this i. feel just the way to just listen world we have to teach. We have to teach the world. This is how we are. If they don't like it. That is their problem. Because this is how my hey, this is how the hair grows out of my head naturally. It's curly it goes. It goes to the heavens because that makes me closer to God in the Sun. Right, as so if that's not something you think is professional, I think you really need to reexamine what your idea professional is. Karen sorry. Goes show that Chad. Presentation matters absent. That is what the Internet gave us. It gave us access to each other and to To all kinds of beauty and bodies and ways of being right, and it allowed us to see ourselves and others, and we can't help it, but need permission you know, and that permission sometimes simply in representation I have so many role models where I'm like. Oh, I didn't know I could do that until I saw them do it. And you're providing tools for that awareness as well which I think is like that's an important part of this, too. It's not only having access to the vision of its having access to the tools to, and that's even what you've done. Okay Vivian, you're you just radiate confidence? We all see. We all feel it over these past couple of days, do you? Some of our listeners are indeed here today WanNa know. Do you ever doubt yourself like? Do you ever have what we call being bossed? Friday? Feelings I mean especially going into industries that you didn't have experienced in. Full frequently. Battle with imposture syndrome Prodi feelings all the time. But then. I. Think to myself you know what. If. I don't do what I'm. Put on this earth to do then nobody will. Nobody will be able to do it either, because people who who look like me or even in the same situation as me so I. Guess I'm a single mom. I've been through depression. I've been I've been through all the things that tried me and I came out gold. So if I don't tell that story, I don't tell people how it's done. Then everyone's just this is GonNa be one hell of a boring world so if I. Let that Imposter Syndrome. Eat Me! Eat Away at me. Then that's not that's not fair. It's not fair to anyone. Right, so I shine so that everyone else can shine to. Raise that's like. Your purpose higher than your emotions absolutely. Thinks the. Catholics. Say she's like yes. I, know what with his quarantine? My bow talks has worn off so you can see my reaction. That's right. My eyebrows moving now. I love it. Up Cackling. Right I'd like to bring this to. The branding things, which you've talked a little bit about and the conference, but not everyone has been a part of the conference like listening to this we have. So many more people who have been who have been here with for the past couple of days, so I wanna to talk about this personal branding piece. And if you have any top tips for anyone who's looking to infuse more of their personality into their brand, how can just any old person in by any old person I mean? Everyone is a snowflake How can anyone shine in their business and use themselves as a tool for growth? Or what I want to remind people is you don't need to be me. So you, you know there's. If you think about people like if you think it will jams, right? There's different Jams Jentzsch. Ruby shied differently than a diamond emeralds than that, so you need to be exactly that so be yourself because the minute you start being someone who you're not. It's going to feel like work. It's going to feel You're going to hate it. People will see right through it. So you really don't have any choice, but to be yourself and so sometimes that means you being quirky, or it means you know. Maybe you do more blogging than you do video or whatever the case may be. You just need to show up as yourself. In whatever platform however way you want to do it and the people who it will resonate with. We'll find you. They will find you, so don't be. Please don't be anybody else you don't. That's not what you were. Put on this earth to be to be someone else I just doing yourself a huge disservice by not being yourself. How windy you feel the most yourself Vivian. Like sometimes it's hard to know like what what is me. What should I be sharing? Where do I draw these lines? You know what you know you know where the lines are to be drawn right? You know you know liking. We women. That's one thing I find with specially with women, and there's a lot of things on finding, but anyhow with women we need to trust. Our guts were always second guessing ourselves. We're always doing all these things, but you just need to trust yourself because you know what you know where that line is. You know what you should be sharing what you shouldn't be sharing. Someone there's comanding that unlike very existential questions, which is basically sums it up I'm like, but but even are we but a bundle of sell. What is time? What is personality? What is money. So sorry asked me asking the question again, so I can play it all night, so the question is windy. You feel most yourself like. How do you know what is authentically? You because I think all of us. WanNa show up as we are and who we are. But we can start to second. Guess Ourselves, so you were saying like we. As women need to listen to our guts like we know, it's in our guts. But how do you tune into that like I know like? Let's just say. I remember doing a couple of years ago, I did. I was I was asked to speak at a hair like a beauty hair brand thing and I didn't like it. 'cause hair was not my passionate kid. I could give to kicks about hair, but put me on. Put me in a forum or an opportunity like this. This is where I shine. So I know. You know you know like you know like you know. I'd so, that's the only. Way Can I can explain. We know you know you know. My in I think even what you're explaining is that you know by trying things, and then like listening to yourself right, so you did the hair thing or you went and spoke at the hair thing and you're like this feels gross like, but you wouldn't have known that if you hadn't tried it. I ache, factly eggs, and that's the key to life to. You gotta try. You gotTA. Try GotTA. Try GotTA. Try 'cause. That's the only way you're gonNA. Find out what you. You like and don't like you can apply that to life like you don't know you like Kale until you try it. You don't know you guys that do this until you try it. You have to go through and try a bunch of different things, and then and you know one of the things I started to realize because I'm I'm forty two, so at forty I was like you know what I'm done trying to live in this Fox like I'm done, it's over. I'm Vivian means lively one so Vivian you just need to go about living your best life because. You know all before I was forty at kept trying to be. Everyone kept trying to put me in this box. You know be a box. Go in the box. You know what I. I discovered that I was a parallelogram. Graham is is a sideways buckler rectangle that has. The Google it okay. I was a parallelogram and I was tired of being put into the box, and so once I turned forty. I just flip the bird to everything and said you know what again if you do not like it, I do not care. That is not my problem. 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"Just hours after the death of Civil Rights Leader Minister and Lieutenant to Dr. Martin, Luther! King Junior Corey Tindale Ct. Vivian called the greatest pitcher to ever live by Dr King. The Great John Lewis Democratic Congressman from Georgia and an icon of the civil rights movement, followed his friend and civil rights. Into that good night. John Lewis who was eleven years younger than Dr. King, and a force unto himself, and who had been the lone remaining member of the big six, who spoke at the march on Washington was eighty years old. Louis died after a battle with stage four pancreatic cancer.
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"Kenny was terrified, and then we, I sang as myself at the Gay Pride Rally and I think it was June nineteen, ninety, two or ninety three. And I performed marched I screamed, and we had a Gig in the straight club that night. And as Justin Kenny and I was, my voice was wrecked like learning I can't sing so one do Kiki, and we'll do our material, and you can be heard, and you're her communist and we sat at this table and we decided Kiki drink drank at that time. She was drinking vodka. MARTINIS, no drinking, cc. Ginger and he was drinking cease. Club with Awry Ryan Ginger, so we sat there and new order drinks, and we just started drinking and getting into character. And he there had been this. Barbara we did. Our first show was called Athens by night, and in that place there was this little, old, wonderful Mexican piano player named Eddie and he would sit in play the piano all night, and the picture of his cat on the piano and talked about whenever he would talk about. His cat would cry because he drank straight Tequila the whole time Kenny sort of based herb on Eddie. And then we did. Our show are ranked your material. As Kiki and herb and The people in crazy? We've got a standing ovation and I was like well. Let's just do this then, 'cause. I only had to have one dress, and then when I moved to New York. I only had to have that one dress in that way for like the first four years. And I was on the first year six months I was. Staying on people's couches and I didn't have a place to live. I moved in with Daniel. We got to play some. Williamsburg I only had that one dress, which wasn't light because of those big bird seed, kidding still the emergency. named. Dress I even had it replicated I. was like oh I need a new dress that I had the exact same dress. Why did you come to New York, because I I well. Is this what I WANNA do for the rest of my life in San. Francisco wasn't unhappy, but I. Have you know not giving up my ambitions from? It's going to be a performer. I knew there wasn't much more we can do in San. Francisco and I knew there were things I wanted in my life and. so. I moved here..
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"Put someone stole all his clothes, and so he was surrounded by all these dying people and knock one note and no money. And then I guess he met you. Yeah met him because he was roommates with this girl Michelle that he went to college with that. He grew up with I. Guess in Ohio and. We both worked at Flax Art supply store, and he came in one day and I was like he was just that face of his like all smiling and everything, and I was like. So much fun, and so we neither or none of US Michelle Daniel. Had any money, but we all spend to Catholic floor every day, and we only spoke about money..
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"You Think You might not think personally do another. I think China's is something that you should comp- compartmentalize. Yeah, and also I think. I. Do think sinuses about says I'm sorry to our listeners resin, and this isn't about you this next bit, but fascinated me. Someone said Shyness itself obsession which I thought was. My, mind public Because, it is a bit like going into a room. Being shy is suit slightly thinking about yourself the whole time. Yes, and actually what? I think you'll get for example. Is that like even if you are, show you what I'm going to get on with this I'm GonNa put in the effort and the time because it's hard work. Hello? My Name's dot dot dot and having to go run around people you don't know, and and I think the way that does link to this person's in, and said is the if you put yourself out that it is astounding. How much people support you always surprises absolutely, and I think when I when when you think that you're talking about, but going into. Quite often. I'm not feeling. Very comfortable it is I, think of myself as a there's me, and then those aren't coming, and so I play version of myself. I'm Alan. And how are you doing? Blah Oh, letter, thank you much. I think actually being if you want to be drag that in itself is a way of being another person that can make it much easier, so use the drag as your portal to confidence. Yeah, and actually that's something that Justin speaks about that. Yes, just in was talking about I doing Kiki in her right, and yet how? She was trying to get gigs and it wasn't really working. And then she created this persona, which was really toxic, rude person, and that enabled her. To something booked gigs is about have the safety of an alter ego right? Yeah, and I think it's about doing that To try to work out what that is and I think you know. Stick yourself out that and boy. Oh, boy, people will support you and that's a nice segue. Please enjoy the chimes and dates of Justin Vivian bond indeed I always think. They differently. Gay and Queer is a huge one. Is is mix things very clear to people if you say that Queer as It's an identity and that sensibility. Is Political. Gay is something really. It's only sort of defined by the outside right and I wanted to be glamorous I didn't want to be like a muscle queen. Thing like that, and then you could be. Fabulous in a way that the people around here weren't the mixed thing that was. Did. You invent that. I think so I mean some people did some research and someone used that term like? Hippy Family Magazine Nineteen, seventy seven, but I didn't know about that. I was like Oh i..
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