Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The W.A.V.E. 2014: An Evening Stroll presented by Toiletries for Families

For Immediate Release:

Toiletries For Families is a charitable, not for profit organization that fosters social awareness through creative expressions, dialogue, activist efforts and the provision of small essentials that have great impact in communities across the U.S. The vision of Toiletries For Families is to infiltrate a global impact invoking a common sense of self worth and appreciation for emotional, financial, and spiritual diversity. 

The founder of Toiletries for Families, Tiffany Scales, works tirelessly as an advocate connecting corporations with communities and their needs. She has organized a plethora of events to bring awareness to various issues such as domestic violence, suicide, bullying and homelessness. Through music and poetry she has entertained and educated hundreds of people while encouraging them to support organizations serving as conduits to the betterment of society. 

On October 11, 2014 Toiletries for Families presents the W.A.V.E. 2014: An Evening Stroll. The W.A.V.E. which stands for Walking Away from Violence Event is a wonderful FREE event for those affected by the effects of bullying, abuse, violence, and suicide. Held at Miller Outdoor Theater located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr., The W. A.V. E. begins at 5pm. Children, elders, pets (on leashes)....EVERYONE is invited! 

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Literary Soul Symposium: Los Angeles, California September 2014

“Conversations of closed mouths: Strengthening our experience thru literature”
Its time to heal, make amends, and just plain ole TALK. The Literary Soul Symposium, provides an outlet for closed mouths to engage in conversation. There are many difficult topics in our GLBTQ Community that often get avoided because they are complex and very emotionally charged. However, they need discussing. The discussion (or “Conversation”) helps to facilitate the healing that inevitably brings wholeness.  Topics such as Domestic Abuse, Harassment, Molestation, Mental Illness, HIV and many others that people deal with, but are often “closed mouth” about , because the subject(s) are hard to broach.  
This year the Literary Soul Symposium (LSS) will be an aid in opening the conversations about many hot, but difficult topics.  We believe that literature can assist because it can serve as a bridge to starting the conversation, as well as, be a resource in finding avenues and solutions. Held September 19-21, 2014 at the Carl Bean House in Los Angeles, California, LSS in its 3rd year will once again stand as a reputable source of promotion and support of the diverse literary efforts of GLBT Authors.
Through our appreciation of Literature, we find that we are not alone in our struggles. And, find strength in knowing that…if others in the stories we read can make it, so can we.  We won’t remain “closed mouth” about what hurts or impacts us…we shall overcome. For more information or to Register visit http://www.literarysoulsymposium.myevent.com/ 
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Press Release :Sometimes It Snows In Atlanta A Stage Play

Contact: Laurinda D. Brown-Johnson E-Mail: LdBrown1@aol.com

September 2, 2014 - Positive Scribe Productions, Inc. and award-winning author Laurinda D. Brown will be bringing the production, “Sometimes It Snows In Atlanta,” to Washington, DC, Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at The Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Pl, SE.
I have a question for you. What happens when all that’s crazy in your life somehow becomes ordinary?
Simon and Schuster/Strebor Books national best-selling author and playwright, Laurinda
D. Brown’s fourth theatrical production, “Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta,” addresses mental health in both the African-American and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. It is a known fact that mental health challenges are still stigmatized in the 21st century.
With the combination of homosexuality, mental illness, race, gender and socioeconomic pressures, there lies further stigmatization by our society. Sadly, these topics are considered taboo, especially in the African- American community, and often go unaddressed and untreated.
“Sometimes It Snows in Atlanta” confronts the aforementioned issues amongst three couples – gay, lesbian and transgender - as they partake in various therapy sessions which address depression, obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety disorder. The play is set in Atlanta, GA during the first week of April 2009. It snowed on April 6, and, what seemed crazy for those new to the Atlanta area was actually ordinary for Atlantans.
An award-winning writer, Laurinda discovered her best stories are ones she personally experienced. On that 6th day of April, a bout of depression manifested itself into Laurinda’s life and into the lives of her children,
beginning with an overdose of Hydrocodone. Ironically, her children, in their innocence, as they enjoyed the rarity of the snowfall, were outside creating snow angels.
Advance purchase tickets are now on sale at www.eventbrite.com for $30 each for this groundbreaking production. Limited walk-up tickets will be available at the door for $40 per person. VIP tickets are available for $50, and the price includes preferred seating and a gift bag. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Equality, CASCADE, Howard University’s organization of bisexual, lesbian, allied, and gay students and the Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) organization in DC.

Due to mature subject matter, attendees must be 18 or older to enter. There will be a reception immediately following the performance.
Come experience what happens when crazy becomes ordinary.
Learn more about Positive Scribe Productions, Inc. by visiting www.positivescribe.com


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