Survivors of sexual exploitation address the reality of being a woman in poverty through film In the midst of celebrity outcry over sexual misconduct in Hollywood, one film has emerged to address the conditions faced by the silent majority. ‘Hold Me Down’ is based on the experiences of Unique Adams, a single mother from the South Bronx, New York, whose experiences of childhood poverty and abuse lead her into prostitution in early adolescence. “This film will be our voice”, says Adams. According to a report by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, more than half of all women of color in the United States will experience some form of sexual violence in their lives. All the parts in the film are played by women survivors from the Bronx, none of whom had ever acted before. “We have to be the ones that is looking out for each other”, says Tianna Allen, 19, who plays the lead role.
Never has a song read my mind more than this one. With life and its endless circles, one thing you need to do get get rid of the negativity, surround yourself with better quality people and chase your goals.
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Pegasus Opera Company Presents the UK Premiere of two (one act) operas
RUTH & THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS
Composed and conducted by Philip Hagemann, directed by Eduardo Barreto
Pegasus Opera Company presents an opera double bill showcasing women in lead roles, Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnets. There will be four performances starting Wednesday 28 February – Friday 2 March, 7.30pm and Sunday 4 March, 2.30pm at the Actors Church (St Paul’s), Covent Garden, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED. Continue Reading
I really am loving the music that is emerging from the UK at the moment. The talent that we have on our shores are versatile and vibrant and many artists have reignited my passion in the music scene in general as I can honestly say for a while; I simply stopped listening to music; tending instead to focus on classics and the typical throwbacks. Mr Williams is one of those artists who’re consistently putting out top quality and fun party tracks that are perfect for any setting. Back with the first official track from his forthcoming E.P ‘These Days’, Mr Williams is one of my artists to watch.
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers provided a royal treat for the NBA’s England basketball fans.
London may get quite a bit of ‘stick’ for being an expensive city, however research suggests that 1 in 6 people want to move there for work. The city of London is a melting pot of different cultures, and there are so many activities on offer that you could spend years in the city and still not see everything. If you’ve been considering a move to London, but aren’t quite sure whether it’s the right decision for you, keep reading. We’re going to provide you with five great reasons to start contacting conveyancing solicitors in London and make the move.