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Let’s Plan a Family

An estimated 222 million women in developing countries would like to delay or stop childbearing but are not using any method of contraception.¹

222 million women don’t have a say over their bodies. Doesn’t that just amaze you? I know a lot of Pro-Choice / Pro Family Planning advocates always begin by talking about a woman’s right to take control over her personal health. I’m not going start any differently. There is an intrinsic right that seems to be missing from many developing nations and that is the right to freedom, the right to empower, and the right to equality.

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Globally, an estimated 287,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2010. Sub-Saharan Africa (56%) and Southern Asia (29%) accounted for 85% of the global burden.² Why? Why is there so much unnecessary death?

The key to stopping this is education, contraception and taking responsibility away from bureaucracy and enabling women the freedom to choose.

Family Planning is more than just a pretty word for abortion. It is actually about planning your family to when your health, finances and support are aligned to bring a child into the world. They are about education, contraception, and protection of a woman’s body. If we can institute this for developing nations, we can begin a change for the better. Allow women the opportunity to understand their bodies and offer them the resources to acquire contraception.

The time for change is now.

¹http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs351/en/index.html
²http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/documents/publications/2012/Trends_in_maternal_mortality_A4-1.pdf

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Goldenrod Hobo

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good,
kind people there are.

Edith Wharton, author of Ethan Frome
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credits
train. ililo. hobo hut 02 (new Arcade Item)
chair. Zigana. lazy sunday chair – buttercup (new Arcade Item)
feline. SHOP SEU. 1prim cat – black

skin. the Skinnery. Iris – Gold champaign LB CL1 (new Arcade Item)
eyes. Insufferable Dastard. Glimmer Contacts – aqua (new Arcade Item)
ears. Mandala. Steking Ears
hair. LaViere. Ambush. Creative Dye Pack
dress. The Secret Store & Nyu. Camille Dress – honeycomb
scarf. The Sea Hole. Parvita Scarf – sunzecya (new Arcade Item)
boots. J’s. Studded Long Boots – black
radio. Tee*fy. Retro Portable Radio – Printed Paper Pink (new Arcade Item)

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Line Art Group Therapy

I got the blogger release of Somina‘s With Love Hunt prize: Velvet Shimmer mesh dress. It is a perfect grid hunt treasure. The With Love Hunt is being put on by Chic Management and starts Today at 4pm SLT. There are some great stores involved, including Somina. Ms. Snowpaw might NOT be releasing this in her store after the hunt, so you better get over to her shop and pick it up before it disappears. Here’s the TP to her shop – remember it will be out AFTER 4pm SLT: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/217/106/29

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I also picked up a bunch of new items to match my dress – which was very irresponsible of someone who is a penny pincher like me. I went and got the latest release from Mandala the Steking Unisex Ears. I think they are totally bad ass and you will probably be seeing a lot more of these on my blog.

Then there are my new boots from J’s which are IDENTICAL to my RL cowgirl boots. Hence I love them and will hold them forever in my heart. You can take the girl out of the cowboy boots, but you can’t take the cowboys boots out of the girl.

My last note is on the Skinnery and MOCK Cosmetics. I love you both and I will have your babies, just say when.

Play nice and Love often.
Marls

skin. the Skinnery. Mirte – Bare Face mocca LB CL3
hair. Tuty’s VOGUE. afro vaporous hair – black
eyes. Poetic Colors. Moon, Blueberry
ears. Mandala. Steking Ears
lips. MOCK. Sang Lip Creme
eye makeup. R.icielli. Gorgeous Makeups / Eyeshadow -4
mole. A:S:S Decades. Mouche – Flirtatious
nails. the Skinnery. Toxic Candy – nail glitter 4
dress. Somnia. Velvet Shimmer – teal
boots. J’s. Western Books – dark brown
necklace. Addiction. Romanice Comic Necklace – oh Penny
pose. Purple Poses
sim. CICA (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/93/212/21)

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Why is SL Marketplace so WHITE?

I’ve just seen the new batch of SL Marketplace images to feed the mass consumerism on the former Xstreet website. I can’t help but wonder why they are always depicting white avatars? Can we have a little color to our rainbow of perpetual purchasing?

Yes. These are supposed to be Xmas fairies. I get that.

I have always, and will always be a big fan of seeing beautiful strong women portrayed in Second Life advertising and marketing. I especially love seeing a true portrayals of women of color. Asian, African, Latin, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING! It’s all so good and so wonderful!

I mean, really Linden Lab? With the number of beautiful ethnic skins out there, you should be ashamed of yourself! You can do better.

Plus, there are so many great bloggers out there that maintain their racial identity. Why not spread the joy a little and bring a rainbow to the holiday season? Add some sophistication to the Linden Lab repertoire and ask some ‘too cool for school‘ bloggers to open up the door. Let me know if you need a list of image makers. I will hook you up with some sweet sweet peeps who have got amazing skills.

I hope you hear this message, Linden Lab. Let’s get with the program.

PS. This is in by NO WAY a complaint regarding the photography produced thus far. I am merely putting in a formal request for some diversity. Let’s call it my early “Dear Santa” letter.

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Cast of Characters

Tonight I whipped up a couple of looks from vendors at the Cinema event. I love putting ideas together that create elaborate back stories. I guess it’s the nerd in me that loves the story most of all. I recommend all of these products highly. They are well-made and come with proper inspiration — film.

Obligatory Panty Scene
skin. MONS. Naamah Skin. bonze — Cinema Exclusive
feet. COCO. Bare Feet – Group Gift
makeup. Adore&Abhor. Payback — Cinema Exclusive
eyes. Insufferable Dastard. Steampunk – rust (mesh) — Cinema Exclusive
top. Miseria. Batty Corset – blood (non-mesh) — Cinema Exclusive
panties. Cracked Mirror. Ruffle Knickers – black/red (mesh) — Cinema Exclusive
hair. Alice Project. Willow – High Mirror with Braids (mesh) — Cinema Exclusive
necklace. Lassitude & Ennui. The Queen’s Gambit – silver red — Cinema Exclusive
ax. Captivity Co. The Hunt – axe (mesh) — Cinema Exclusive
light. Starstruck. Big City Lamp – black — Cinema Exclusive
pose. Adorkable. Flux Set — Cinema Exclusive

Bollywood Meets 5th Avenue
skin. Cyanide. Uma – Sunkissed – Kringle *store closed*
eyes. Umeboshi. Ren3 – Malt – Group Gift
hair. Analog Dog. Tavern. Natural black
shoes. Shiny Things. Francoise Flats – mango
outfit. Bilo. Anarkali Kameez. Peridot — Cinema Exclusive
smoke. BOOM. Golightly Cigarette Stem — Cinema Exclusive
bag. Sakide. Elegant Leather Bag – Black — Cinema Exclusive
tree. A.D.D.Andel. Lighted Trees — Cinema Exclusive
pose. Purple Poses. Cigarette Poses — Cinema Exclusive

To check out more information on the CINEMA event, click here: http://hottiecooterati.com/

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