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5 Things You Missed at the 3rd Annual Vehicle City Fashion Week fashion show

vcfwI attended the 3rd annual Vehicle City Fashion Week Runway Show as Press. It was my first time attending any event officially as Press and it showed. I used my daughters tablet to record film only to find out that the footage file was “too large to attach to email”. Spare me!

Anyway, it was a Fashion Against Violence event and here are some of the highlights:

  1. Affordable and wearable fashion by Michigan designers like Good Boy, Westside Society, Mama Gone Thrifting and Jones Ave.
  2. Diverse models of various sizes, heights and skin tones.
  3. A chance to werk the runway and win cool swag!
  4. This dance performance.
  5. This adorable Sephora goodie bag! sephora

 

 

 

 Please visit the Vehicle City Fashion Week Facebook page for more highlights!

#ImSoFlint Takes Over Social Media: Get all updates here!

Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County in the State of Michigan. It is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan.

Source – Wikipedia

#ImSoFlint on Twitter

#ImSoFlint on Facebook

A series of tweets by Facebook and Twitter users took over social media this week where those of us who grew up in Flint and are still living there, or in the area, proclaimed our Flint Pride, fond memories and funny stories with the rest of the world. Or anyone that cared

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I currently live right outside of Flint, or shall I say, down the street from Flint in Burton. I work and sometimes play in Flint. I also have a section of this network devoted of Flint (Flint Positive Spotlight). So, I am definitely So Flint!

However, like most things on social media, it is playing out (see getting on my nerves) quickly. But, I won’t complain too much. Flint is usually in the media for negative reasons so I’m happy to join the crowd. It’s fun. And, other than love we all need more fun.

What makes you So Flint?

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Flint Positive Spotlight: Vodkila Listening Lounge and Hustle Season DVD Release Party

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Flint Positive Spotlight: Hank Davis – Uphill Entrepreneur

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www.uphillentrepreneur.com

Are YOU Flint Positive?

Dangerous Lee Interviews TaMara Campbell – Author of L.I.F.E. Live Inspired! Feel Empowered!

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You got out of an unhappy marriage that came with many perks. What was the ultimate deal breaker in that relationship?

Whew! (LOL) looking back, there we’re so many deal breakers but like so many young girls, I was hopeful! Hopeful that marriage would change me, change him and change us as a couple. Marriage was supposed to just somehow magically fix everything that was wrong. In addition, being brought up in a Christian home, divorce was no, no! So there was definitely an internal struggle of going against my beliefs, society’s messages of being married to your Prince Charming and living happily ever after and then there was reality. And ultimately, I lost myself and was on the verge of destruction. But there were two major situations that resulted in my decision to finally leave: 1) I had shrunk into a former shell of myself. I had been reduced to nothing and I didn’t even realize who I was anymore. It was disgustingly heart wrenching to look in the mirror and hate what you have become. 2) I discovered he was cheating again so I asked him about it. Of course he denied it. So then of course I presented him with the evidence. He got so upset that he pushed me into the wall; I hit my head and blacked out. Let me tell you it’s a scary feeling to come to with someone standing over you yelling and cursing at you. But the one thing about all of it is that I never told him that I was going to leave until I had and plan and was absolutely sure I had enough courage and strength to make it on my own and never go back.

What inspired you to write L.I.F.E. Live Inspired! Feel Empowered!?

My story! And the stories of so many other women who believed that they are trapped and that there is no way out of an unhappy and unhealthy relationship. God did not take me on this journey to keep it to myself. I had to go and grow through it so that I could be a resource, a tool to other women so that they would know that they too, could find the strength and courage to leave. I also wrote it for that little girl growing up so that she could know how not to get into an unhealthy relationship and if by chance she did, she’d be able to utilize the tools and activities in Live Inspired Feel Empowered to find her way out. I wrote it for the person that’s lost and looking for a way to find themselves. It’s an olive branch, it’s hope, it’s inspiration for LIFE!

What will women gain from reading L.I.F.E. Live Inspired! Feel Empowered!?

Throughout the pages of Live Inspired Feel Empowered, you can expect to find yourself, your passion and your Purpose! You will laugh, cry, scream and shout praises as you turn the pages of this book. But most importantly, you will find a healing and you will find peace. You will learn to live L.I.F.E.!   When you find it difficult to read some of the pages in the book, I encourage you not to give up but to push to your breakthrough. No one ever said that growth was instant or easy because if it were, we would all be where we want to be and who we want to be. It takes time, effort and work! “Faith+Action+Movement =The life you so desire,” (the Empowered Consciousness Paradigm from Live Inspired Feel Empowered.) So be patient and loving with yourself and the process.

Can men also relate to the material within the book?

Oh Absolutely! Contrary to what we’ve been taught, men and women are not that different. We both experience all the same emotions but we just may express them differently because that’s how we’ve been conditioned by society. But are the core of it all, we are all human and we all experience hurt, pain and challenges. So all the tools and activities offered in Live Inspired Feel Empowered are definitely useful to men. In fact, a few men have already read the book and said that it actually really helped them to not only understand some things about themselves but their female partner as well. So perhaps the second edition of Live Inspired Feel Empowered will be gender neutral! J

Happy is something that we’re all reaching for. How have you become one of the happiest women in the world?

(LOL) I have become one of the happiest women in the world because I have learned to Live Inspired and Feel Empowered! I know who I am! I have fully come to love, celebrate, cherish and embrace ALL that I am, without regrets or apologies! I am living my LIFE authentically within my Purpose and Passion. Within that there is an unparallelled level of peace, love, Grace and Mercy that is so profoundly powerful!

What’s next for you?

What’s next for me?! Great question! I will be finishing up my Master of Social Work degree and Doctorate of Education in Human Sexuality in December 2013. And I’m sure somewhere inside of me there are a few books waiting to present themselves to the world! (LOL) I also am in the process of writing a producing a short documentary of Black women and sexuality as part of my Doctorate program, so that should be out soon as well! I’m trying to a movement of empowered women that are going to change this world! At the end of the day, I just want to leave a lasting legacy of empowerment, love, joy, peace and sex positive messages that will transcend time!

Where can we purchase your book and find out more about you?

Live Inspired Feel Empowered is available from the following locations: www.tamararosecampbell.com, www.bn.com, www.amazon.com,  Pages Bookstore in Flint, MI and Nubian Bookstore in Southlake Mall, Atlanta, GA. Please continue to check www.tamararosecampbell.com as more locations will be added soon.

Flint Positive Spotlight: Shane Gramling’s Facing Flint Photo Project

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Using the Vehicle City’s reputation for crime and lawlessness to reveal the creativity flourishing in the town that G.M.forgot. Click image for more details and a chance to participate!

Are YOU Flint Positive?

365 Days of Dangermas: Sex, Love & Laughter – I Shot The Pilot!

DANGERMASLOGOJune 1, 2013:

I filmed the pilot episode of Sex, Love & Laughter today and I am very glad it’s over! I am very critical of myself, so being on camera is a challenge. I also hate learning dialogue and the fact that I’ve been running sentences in my mind over and over and over all week in an attempt to memorize them and deliver them with my own spin took its toll on me. However, I rarely had to do more than three takes during filming and the entire crew, including those who I interviewed, were very sweet and accommodating.

I’ve faced another fear/challenge and I came out on the winning end. If the series gets picked up I will be hosting very often, so I guess I better keep on Keeping it Dangerous ;) Wish us luck!

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The Sex, Love & Laughter stage!

Video: Tornados Rock Flint, Michigan Area!

 

Flint Positive Spotlight: Super Talent Show

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 126 – No Head Wraps For Me

DANGERMASLOGODay 126: May 6, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I went to three stores to find stretched cotton or jersey material for head wraps but had no such luck :( I guess I’ll just have to buy more t shirts.
  • I cut all my hair off again. I’ve decided that I like it cut very close and that’s how I plan to rock it from now on!
  • Being a parent can be emotionally draining. I’m drained today.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 122 – I Scream For Ice Cream!

DANGERMASLOGODay 122 – May 2, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • It’s official, I hate my new hair color. However, I’ll get over it! I’m not changing it. Fuck it!
  • I made a sale at my Half.com store. Horray!
  • It’s another beautiful day, so I decided to treat Senia and I to two scoops of Baskin Robbins ice cream. I actually managed to save some for later.
  • I had a long and great conversation with my good friend, Vas Littlecrow. Check her out! She’s very cool :)

Nothing for the Dangermas tree. I gotta change this!

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

National Photography Month Photo of The Day: Day 1

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365 Days of Dangermas: Day 119 – Slow & Easy

DANGERMASLOGODay 119 – April 29, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Today was the first day I went outside without a coat. I got a lil’ chilly in the freezer and refrigerator section of the grocery store.
  • TMI: My period started today!

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 115 – Pizza, Scandal & Shampoo!

DANGERMASLOGODay 115 – April 25, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Not much to report today. I worked at Wellness. I ordered pizza for dinner with banana peppers, peperoni, ground beef, mushrooms, green olives, and onions. Yummy! I had a nap and now I am watching Scandal. What a life!
  • My arms are sore from lifting two pound weights and so is my ass from riding an exercise bike with a horrible seat. Yea, I am trying to get in shape…again.
  • Product Review – For the past month or so I have been testing out the System 1 Nioxin shampoo and conditioner products for fine/thinning hair. My front edges going over to the right side of my head have always given me growth issues, which is why I love to wear my hair short or shaved, but since using these products I have noticed a slight increase in growth and thickness. I believe it is suggested that the products are used daily, but Black people cannot and should not wash their hair daily because it strips the hair of natural oils. Also, I do not have fine hair; it’s thick and coarse. Nioxin smells minty fresh and tingles your scalp so you know it’s working. If you’re a man or woman with thinning hair issues give it a try! I do wish they had a product line for people of color. Hopefully when they see this review they will take it into consideration.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

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