The past few months the mounting sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and most recently, Matt Lauer has left me and most of society infuriated. Many of these allegations go back decades. Victims were told to keep their traumatic experiences a secret. The social media support trend the #MeToo, revealed that women and men from around the world have also experienced sexual harassment and that they will no longer keep quiet.
I was never in a situation that I felt unsafe or scared for my personal space being intruded. However, like some of you, my Gut Feeling has kicked in several instances. This was like a “Caution Alarm,” not quite “Danger Alert,” but definitely the sort of thing that I’d remember to keep for future references.
Here are some of the things I’ve dealt with over the years:
Pixie Chick Productions has been quite busy while we were away. For one thing, I was cast in a new play in a local theatre. Rehearsals are frequent and awesome! I’ve been saying, “I can’t, I have rehearsal tonight!” like a broken record.
The play, “School for Manners” is written by local playwright, Bill Arnold and will be performed by the super fun and talented folks at Hole in The Wall Theatre in New Britain, Connecticut.
We’re leading up to tech week with our opening night next Friday! It’s 1910 in London, Lady Manors and her daughters find themselves in a few situations that would make any aristocrat feeling flabbergasted!
I’m made several new friends, perfected my British accent, and am thrilled to be back on stage! A few months ago I wrote a post about the acting bug, and boy, I was bit again! Please stay tuned for new content from Pixie Chick Productions in the coming weeks. If you’re in the Connecticut area please stop by Hole in the Wall Theatre in New Britain and support your local artists community.
She’d given everything up for this one bastard. She had enough. She decided she’d leave him. At some point. Very soon. In the near future. Maybe next month. After the holidays would be best.
No more bullshit! She knew she would have to get out of there and get far away from the lying and cheating. She had enough with giving him so much power over her. She trembled and cried and was ready to explode just to break free from the grip he had on her heart.
Then one day…
She packed up all of her belongings. She stuffed everything she owned into a small shitty red car with missing hubcaps. She drove herself out of his driveway, down the street, out of his town, and never looked back.
While unpacking, a thought struck her. She didn’t need any of this shit. Some of the necessities she kept, but other things were very replaceable. Bras and panties were absolutely replaceable. In fact, that’s rule number one when getting out of a relationship. Never wear old undergarments when you’re visiting a new bedroom! It’s just bad juju.
She gave most of her belongings away, threw out or pawned everything he ever gave her, and didn’t skip a beat. She was on a role.
Hi there Pixie Chicks!
Winter has melted away and the flowers are abundant and in bloom. According to the Disney film, Bambi, in spring, the forest animals get twitterpated, which means you might too! Here are 5 Spring Date Ideas for you and your crush, or established other half. With the warmer weather there are so many outdoorsy ideas you can try; below are just a few:
1. Hiking: Who doesn’t love a good hike? You’ll get fresh air, lots of sun, and your blood pumping. Maybe a leisure walk is more your speed? Pack a picnic and find a quiet spot to enjoy your beautiful local views and some time alone. This is a sweet idea and makes me think of simpler times.
2. Antique Markets/ Flea Markets: For the DIYers out there this will be a real treat. Attend your local flea markets and search for that special find you must bring home. Has it seen better days? Look online for inspiration to repurpose your buy. Once it’s better than new, send us pictures of your projects. And keep an eye out for our “We Try DIY” Projects Series, coming soon!
Here’s a quick thought about April’s PXC Book Club book, Unfiltered:No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, by Lily Collins. Just for starters, I was not expecting that! I came into the book thinking it would be something like Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody: kinda light, really fun, and with some cool personal stories. Boy was I in for a surprise. This memoir was heavyyyyyyy:
Eating disorders, abusive boyfriends, major daddy issues. (Remember her father is musician, Phil Collins).
I applaud that Collins shared her story and struggles so transparently, so “unfiltered,”…ohhhh now I get it!
Over the years I’ve had a variety of hairstyles. As a kid I’d probably mostly be remembered for my short hair.
It took about 5 years and a few short looks, awkward growing phases until I’ve reached a “past the shoulder” length. I’m quite pleased with it, however, I’m craving something different.
Maybe you can tell, but I’ve left something out from my hair evolution. I’ve never colored my hair, not even pharmacy boxed color, school spirit day color spray. My hair is a color virgin.