at 2:38PM on Dec 22
Honestly, I’ve seen “artists” that get signed to labels and/or management deals that have NO musical talent whatsoever. They get signed because of their look, or because of their unique life story, or for how much skin they post in their online profiles. The powers that be think they can train them to be a musical artist, to have stage presence. Then they wonder why their investment doesn’t pay off. I think the people that promote artists (labels, management, biz management, etc.) need to raise THEIR standards.
at 9:36AM on Dec 8
I don’t think it should be assumed the kid’s hair was chemically straightened or colored. The test done on the hair wasn’t unbiased, and the court didn’t accept the findings as fact. The judge did not say he thought that the child’s hair had been altered by Aubrey.
at 9:31AM on Dec 8
First of all, this wasn’t an unbiased test. The sample wasn’t collected straight from her head. The test was something Halle did on her own. The testing facility wasn’t independent, they were hired by her. The court did not accept her version of events, the court just said going forward no one can lighten or chemically straighten her hair. The court did not say that they believed Gabe had already done so.
at 4:29PM on Nov 6
Shannon, I don’t know you personally, but dang do you ever touch my heart! Thank you for sharing such POWERFUL things like this! Way to make the world a better place!
I was going to a program for women who are at high risk for breast cancer because of family history, and they had me speak with a nutritionist, a geneticist, and a therapist. I didn’t quite understand the need for the therapist…until she walked in the room and asked me a question about my high risk-ness, and I started bawling and could barely speak. I realized that I have been carrying around a lot of fear, stress and anxiety about getting cancer before 35 that I had been suppressing.
at 2:36PM on Nov 6
I think some people might look down on her parents for this, but ultimately, if she is resisting treatment because she associates it with her parents, then maybe it is best for the 3rd party to step in.
I hope she gets the help she needs. I worry for her safety.
at 12:52PM on Nov 4
Wow, she looks so much like she did back in the 90s! I have always loved her face.
at 5:39PM on Nov 3
Congratulations on all of your marathon accomplishments! I think back to your first marathon training posts and it seemed like such a big goal for you! You have come so far, it is very inspirational.
Well done, Trent. Now you can sit back and relax with all of your medals!
at 5:07PM on Nov 3
Re: terms. I read this funny story on parenting the other day, and in an effort not to implant the idea that self exploration is shameful, the mother said to her very young daughter “We don’t touch our vulva at the dinner table.” It is such an odd statement, but the mother was trying to avoiding saying “we don’t touch ourselves there”, and instead wanted her to know it was ok to touch yourself…but some things we do in public and some things we do in private.
at 5:03PM on Nov 3
I agree. I didn’t believe the pebble thing, 1 year olds just aren’t that coordinated and they do tend to have diapers on. That being said…I don’t think I remember things accurately from 7 years old.
at 10:59AM on Nov 3
Exactly. She wasn’t trying to get sexual gratification from this, she was curious. Don’t kids go through phases of being focused on these areas?