Keywords: miss universe, canada, jenna talackova, transgender, surgery, donald trump, kicked out
In more Trump news – Mr. Trump, who is the owner of the Ms. USA, Ms. Teen USA, Miss Universe pageants is under fire for firing Jenna Talackova, a Canadian woman who was recently ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition. Why? Becuase Ms. Talackova was born with male parts. I say this instead of “born a man” because she wasn’t born a man, just because she was born with male genitals. Jenna knew she was a woman since she was 4 years old.
Jenna has been competing in pageants for years. She began hormone therapy at the age of 14 and in 2010 she completed her gender reassignment surgery. (That means she got rid of her male parts.) She is beautiful, kind, talented and open about her body.
Last week, Jenna began to tweet that she had been told her place in the competiton was in jeapordy. Then, at the end of last week she was nixed. Jenna tweeted about it and said that she is working with her lawyer on how to handle this human rights and discrimination issue.
The company collaborative removed Jenna’s picture and profile from the contestants page and released this blanket, issue dodging statement:
“Jenna Talackova from Vancouver, British Columbia will not compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form. We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”
What a bunch of crap. Jenna is upset, but not about to give up. And we here at wePRIDEny stand in solidarity with Jenna. Good luck girl, and thank you for all the work you are doing on behalf of the community. I hope many young individuals who identify as transgender hear your story and know they are not alone.
Yay for 2012 being the year that the country stands up and takes notice of transgender individuals. They are not freaks, they are not invisible, they are not wrong and they are not to be ignored or treated differently.
Here’s another addition to our Homemade Cleaning Products articles. If you didn’t catch the first one, check it out here. If you’ve been trying to find more ways to “Go Green” in your house then this is a perfect place to start! You’re using nontoxic formulas and substances, and it will save you a lot of money! Next time you go to reach for your Lysol® or Fantastik®, instead head over to your pantry and grab these items: vinegar & baking soda. In a spray bottle add 2 liters of water and mix into that 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda. Use in your bathrooms, kitchens, chrome fixtures, mirrors, windows – everywhere! It’s all purpose! An additional tip is to pick up a small bottle of your favorite essential oil scent – add a couple drops and now you have a fragrant household cleaner. Lemon or orange will leave things smelling fresh and clean!
I remember those days. Black shirt and pants every day. I am so glad I can wear color again. Some people never get to leave the black behind as they go off to work at a salon with the same dress code. That must suck!
I have yet to see the movie, but mark my words…I will! In fact, I am very excited to see it! After seeing these nails I think I am even more excited to see it. I am not sure I have the patience to do nail art that is this intense, but for those who are willing to give it a try I must give you props! This girl definitely took her time to create these nails and she did a fabulous job!!
Computer tricks that could put us make-up artists on the unemployment line
Keyword: computer edit, airbrush, magazine
These days it seems that make-up artists aren’t in as much demand as they used to be. Why bother covering a model with foundation if the computer can airbrush everything out by itself? How long til we are put out of work for good? Lets face it, computers just seem to be taking over the world. A little scary if you ask me.
Keyword: Beavis, Butthead, prosthetic, creepy, Kevin Kirkpatrick
Are these scary, or what? Special effects make-up artist, Kevin Kirkpatrick created these life-like prosthetic pieces of the ever-so famous Beavis and Butthead. Boy, are they ugly! They are creepier in “real life” than as cartoons!
Show me zombies, and ghosts, and blood, and guts…and I am totally fine. But looking at these, I’m thinking I might have nightmares! *shivers* Just gonna finish up this article so I don’t have to look at it anymore!!
This week marks the start of Spring! Hard to believe since we never actually saw Winter…I’m not complaining though! And what better way than to celebrate with a cute cuddle kitten amongst some pretty flowers?
With Spring comes lots of new trends. It’s time to step away from the deep red and brown lipsticks shades and step into lighter colors. What’s hot this season? Coral, Hot Pink, and Orange are the three colors to try this year.
Go for the Hot Pink if you have a bold personality. You have to wear this color with confidence. It’s not for everyone…but if you can pull it off, it looks amazing!
If the pink is not for you you can try the Coral. It’s a little more subtle. It’s the perfect in-between for those that don’t think they can pull off with pink or orange.
Orange is my favorite this spring. It’s really making a name for itself this year…not only in make-up but in fashion all together!