“I am most certainly proud of launching my own production company, 1990 Lex Productions, and having freelanced with the likes of BBC, NPR and PBS. With my company I am currently producing a comedic webseries titled Downtown Girls, which is about four college aged girls scheming their way to make it in NYC. It is an 8 episode series that will begin shooting in April and will premiere in October. It has always been a dream of mine to create the work that I want to represent as well as expand the perception of women in the media, and I am in the process of fulfilling that dream. Also, I am beyond blessed for having the opportunity to work in India for a month at a boarding school for underprivileged children named Shanti Bhavan. It was the most humbling and fulfilling experience of my life and has given me great insight into my purpose in life, which is to make a fundamental difference in the well being of others. For four weeks I taught Grammar, Creative and Persuasive Writing, Computers and Acting, and in return received community, kinship and an undying commitment to humanity. An unequal exchange in my opinion- the latter being much greater. I am fulfilling my dream of making a difference in this world- one project, one person and one place at a time.“
- “My hair looks so curly and defined when its wet but when it dries it just gets all big like an afro. What products can I use to keep my curls?”
- “My hair is so dry, it just wont curl up. I don’t know what to do to make it nice and shiny”
- “I am just so frustrated with my hair, no matter what I do it shrinks up! What am I doing wrong?
Are you truly having moisture and curl definition issues or are you frustrated that your hair is not what you think it should be?
Here are some tips to keeping the love below tamed and presentable in your summer swim suits
1. Begin by cleansing the area well with a gentle soap to ensure that all dirt is removed
2. Follow by exfoliating the skin with a scrub or loofa to remove any excess dead skin and clogged pores. (The cleaner and clearer the skin the less potential for irritation and “extra” layer of skin that may become an entrapment for the hair.)
3.Soak in a bath or apply a damp warm towel to the area to soften the hair.
4.Determine your method of hair removal: razor blade, waxing, depilatories which chemically remove the hair (for example Nair)
Razor blade make sure the blade is not dull, rusted or impacted with hair from previous use. Always apply a shaving cream (hypo- allergenic) before shaving. I recommend for additional softening of the area to apply your favorite conditioner and use that as your “shaving cream”. Works wonders. Use a single blade razor because multi bladed razors cut too close to the skin and can lead to razor bumps and ingrown hairs. When shaving ALWAYS SHAVE IN THE DIRECTION THAT THE HAIR GROWS.
Waxing is another option. Although considered the most painful option many claim that it is the most effective because the hairs grow back more slowly and more finely than shaving and chemical treatments. The reason being is the hair is pulled directly out of the follicle in entirety rather than simply being cut. There are plenty of At Home Waxing kits to choose from or you can go to a trusted salon to have the process done professionally.
Depilatories can be purchased at your local drugstore. By following the directions you can have a smooth bikini line in seconds. The chemicals in the cream dissolve the hair proteins which can then just be simply wiped away. The problem with depilatories are if not removed in the appropriate amount of time they can burn the skin as well as cause allergic reactions and skin irritation.