Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Lady in the on (49:00mins)

Last month I was a guest on the FishBowl radio show!

During the show, I showed ALL KINDS of tips and even gave Montanna and Summer G an ‘oral technique mini class’ using Popsicles and desensitizing sprays. This is absolutely MUST SEE TV

Monday, February 28, 2011

NWGAAD - The Red Pump Project Dallas - DIVA SWAP

Women and Girls are Taking Action in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGAAD) is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

Red Pump asks...What can you do?

The first step to raising awareness, promoting education and increasing prevention of HIV/AIDS in women and girls is making sure that you...


With that thought in mind I decided to host an event that will get a large group of women and girls in one place and test them all for HIV!!

What do women LOVE? .......SHOPPING! FASHION! FUN!

With a recession in full swing, I decided a clothing swap with vendors, silent auctions, networking, raffles, and professional fashion advice would be a GREAT way to achieve my goal!

Clothing swaps are fashionable, fun, and a charitable way to refresh your wardrobe. De-clutter that closet! Bring all your unwanted but AWESOME items that you no longer wear (or never got to wear).

All un-swapped clothing will be donated to! **

LifeNet helps individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency find permanent supportive housing and supported employment. This is an agency that has helped a loved one of mine and I know that all donations are APPRECIATED and utilized in the spirit in which they were donated!

**To find out how you can help, go to the website and click on GIVE > Current Needs

The Red Pump Project - DALLAS presents...DIVA SWAP


WHEN - Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2-6pm
WHERE - ARNETIC (2826 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202)

TIME - 2-6pm

2-4pm - D.I.V.A. workshop & clothing drop off

4-6pm - DIVA SWAP

PRICE - $5 w/ clothing donation $10 w/o clothing donation

CLICK HERE to buy $10 tickets or to donate to The Red Pump Project!

Swap and bring home some new favorites for FREE!

Thank You for your continued support of The Red Pump Project here in Dallas!

Now it's time for you to decide: What can you do?
**To find out how you can help, go to the LifeNetTexas website and click on GIVE > Current Needs

Friday, February 25, 2011

5 year old needs a job before getting married - funny!

My only issue with this video is that mommy's obvious level of "pisstivity" with her choice to marry before solidifying her independence with a career is all up an through this little angel's commentary. I think it's imprtant that our children are taught to be independent before they get married and sh!t...

"...if you can't stand ALONE, how do you expect to be able to stande BESIDE??!" - Goody

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NBHAAD 2011 (event recap)

Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)!

National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day is a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among Blacks in the United States and Diaspora.

The movement has four main objectives that it hopes to realize within Black communities:

Education: To distribute information about HIV/AIDS locally.

Testing: Establish February 7 as an annual day to get an HIV test.

Involvement: Increase the number of Blacks involved locally.

Treatment: For those newly testing HIV+ and those coming to terms with their status, get them aware of treatment services and information.

Did You Know…?

  • · Blacks represent approximately 13% of the United States population, but almost half of the AIDS cases.
  • · The AIDS diagnosis rate per 100,000 among Black adults/adolescents was 9 times that of whites in 2008.
  • · The AIDS diagnosis rate for Black men (85.5) was the highest of any group, followed by Black women (39.9).
  • · In 2006, Black men and Black women had the highest HIV death rates per 100,000 people ages 25–44.
  • · HIV was the 4th leading cause of death for Black men and 3rd for Black women, ages 25–44, in 2006

As a Red Pump Ambassador for Dallas, TX, it was my distinct pleasure to hostess a NBHAAD event in my area!

I was blessed to have the support of:

Lamman Rucker, Thomas Mikal Ford, DJ Frances Jaye, DJ Jay Clipp and Michelle Anderson!

We all got together to host a NBHAAD event that involved my favorite things Black People, music and AWARENESS!

The event was held at Kush Mediterranean Grill + Hookah Bar in Dallas from 8pm-12am.

The Red Pump Project and AIDS Arms Inc were on hand providing information, protection and testing for the over 75 people that came by recognize NBHAAD!

Lamman Rucker, Michelle Anderson and myself tooks turns on the mic to speak to the crowd about the importance of knowing your status and being in control of your life!

Local artist Jurni Rayne was also in the building and graced us with an unplugged rendition of her HIV/AIDS Anthem!

It was a GREAT time and over 40 people got tested!

Don't believe me? See for yourself!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ShoeSHOW 2010 winner!!

I know that the Shoe SHOW was 2 months ago...and the fact that I am just now posting the breakdown & pics from the event are trifling to say the least...BUT...I'm doing it anyway...give me a #latepass and build a bridge!

I have so many irons in the fire that I can't wait to blog about but first things first...I have got to post the event pics slide show and show you the shoes that WON the Gucci messenger bag!


here goes!

The winning pair of shoes was submitted by Traci Moore, a local makeup artist, stylist and artistic director. Traci is a Dallas native that began her career in makeup in January 2009. It is no surprise that Traci has taken the makeup world by storm. Her creative eye, attention to detail and positive energy has never allowed her to be one to fade into the background.

TRACI has graciously volunteered to create a new and unique pair of red pumps to be sold at silent auction at each of our Red Pump Dallas events in 2011!