“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.”
― Eve Ensler
Our Founder, Latoya Hawthorne is the cover story of Complexd Magazine’s Island Issue. Read aoout her struggles with overcoming domestic violence, low self-esteem, and drug abuse here!
I had a shoot last week with one of the most phenomenal people I’ve crossed paths recently. Karen Christensen and I met at Gabrielle Bernstein’s Money & Miracles workshop a couple of months ago in Los Angeles. We kept in touch via twitter and Her Future. I got to know more about Karen and her work through her interview on Her Future. Her interview really touched me! She is the owner and photographer of The Legacy Boutique. Karen’s photography has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles raising funds for issues faced by women and children of all ages, races, classes, sizes, abilities, and sexual orientations. I am so glad to have be chosen have this spontaneous shoot with Karen. She is truly an amazing person. I’m glad to have her in my life!!
Sneak Preview from our shoot: http://www.thelegacyboutique.com/blog/2011/05/07/annie-hall-inspired-shoot-latoya-hawthorne-sneak/