The headliner was an artist, writer, singer, rock n’ roller, uniquely associated with NYC and Robert Mapplethorpe. Patti Smith came out and blew the roof off (metaphorically.) She is still powerful, still political, now rocking a kind of Cousin It look at times. She had the crowd up and dancing from the get-go.
Tonight allow me to introduce you to Emma Lesser. She is a gender studies major at Sarah Lawrence and an aspiring burlesque dancer…She is new to modeling. I very much enjoyed working with her at the Andrew French Daylight Studio Workshop.
I took a Natural Light workshop last week taught by Andrew French. I had the opportunity to work with several of my favorite models as well as some folks new to me. Today I am featuring Brittany Sanders in a featurette I think I’ll call American Woman
Well, hear us now, we ain’t wastin’ time no more
‘Cause time goes by like hurricanes
Runnin’ after subway trains
Don’t forget the pouring rain.
After the horrific, homophobic, rampage in Orlando by yet another young man with a really big, legally bought!!!!!, gun, which was designed for only one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people, I keep finding myself drawn back to this image. And to the actual item which lives on a window in our apartment.
As you, my WordPress readers know I have spent many years helping Katherine Alford raise money for River Pool at Beacon as she swims the Hudson. I have, perhaps been a little bit of a nag about that.
This request is different. It is not to help support a cause that cleans up a river and lets underprivileged children swim. It is not to support a child’s last wish. I am quite literally asking you to potentially help save a young girl’s life.
I cannot possibly explain the issue better than Suzie’s dad, Paul Hope, does below.
I will quote this one sentence, however: “But rarer still is the fact that after speaking to experts around the word, we believe that Suzie is one of probably 5 children in history in which we have caught the disease in time to treat, and potentially cure her.”
A dollar, $5, $10, $100 it doesn’t matter. If you can help this family in any way, I ask you to do so.