Friday, February 10, 2012

Victoria’s Secret Model Kylie Bisutti Puts Her Clothes On

From The Hollywood Gossip:

“Kylie Bisutti, a Victoria's Secret lingerie model, recently quit that job because it conflicted with her hardcore Christian beliefs, and to save her body for her husband.

She will still model, but only in ways that honor the Lord.”
Bisutti was discovered at nineteen in a Victoria’s Secret modeling contest and has since modeled for them.

Kylie Bisutti was interviewed on Good Morning America where she talked about her epiphany when her 8-year-old cousin was watching her.

"I was doing my makeup in the mirror one day and she was watching me… She just looked at me and she was like, 'I think I want to stop eating so I can look like you.'"

"I didn't want to be that type of person that she thought she had to do that. Thousands of girls that think beauty is an outer issue, and really it's a heart issue."
Most comments have been positive for supporting Bisutti’s choice. There have been a few people who can’t understand why it took her so long to see the light. But we never know when we are going to change our minds about things like this.

I think it’s a strong message that lets women know it’s okay to do one thing and realize later you can change; we are always evolving.

"I'm definitely going to pursue modeling," she said. "I just want to be more wholesome and the jobs that I choose are always going to be honoring the Lord."
I do wonder about how Bisutti will determine what jobs will be “honoring the Lord.” Is modeling in any way honorable? She will still be representing an image to young women about the importance of external beauty even if she has more clothes on.

How do you feel? Do you think it’s acceptable and healthy to be a model as long as you’re wearing clothes? Is there really a difference?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Get Inside a Stripper's...Head

I found this video on The Gloss website: Sh*t People Say to Strippers.

It is pretty spot-on things I used to hear both from other women and from the customers, but there are many other fine gems of questions that were left out, like:

Q: When are you gonna show it?

A: Soon, baby.

A in my head: (Evil laugh) Never!

Q: Why is someone like you in a place like this?

A: I love dancing!

A in my head: Dear Lord, I have no idea.

Q: How much money do you really make?

A: I do okay.

A in my head: I’d do better if you’d tip me what I’m worth.

Q: Your boyfriend lets you dance?

A: Sure, he trusts me.

A in my head: Umm, I make my own decisions.

Q: Want to go out?

A: I’m not allowed to date customers.

A in my head: HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Hmm…maybe I need to make a video, too!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Tantrum Monster Strikes Again (and Again)

Cole in a calmer moment
Another mind-numbing temper tantrum from my son today.

Is it really that difficult to be the middle child?

He began the screaming uncontrollably in the living room for possibly stubbing his toe or maybe because he didn’t want to go to school.

We tried explaining we couldn’t help him if he didn’t tell us what was wrong.

More screaming, slobbering, snot-flying, body thrashing.

A list of the approaches we tried: oh poor sweetie-pie, what’s wrong?, tough love, ignore the noise approach, and get his boots on regardless of him fighting it.

None of them worked.

Eventually Nick carried him to the minivan and strapped him into his seat with no coat, no glasses, and one Spiderman boot.

I had the joy of driving on I-95 while he screamed, which eventually petered out halfway to school. He started up again at school until his teacher came out, gathered him up and brought him inside. Crying abated.

And then I drive away wracked with Mom Guilt.

Is this just normal three-year-old craziness or is he starved for more attention?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Bare It Like Beckham

Celeb Baby Laundry brings to light our first Stripper Dad. Just how does one explain to a child why one is half-naked in a photo in the public’s eye?

“David Beckham who recently a launched a bodywear line with H&M will be featured in a 30-second Super Bowl commercial wearing nothing but his H&M tighty whitey and his children are not to pleased!

“The boys are pretty embarrassed about it. They’re kids, so they said ‘Oh my God Daddy, not again. That’s really good, but everyone’s going to see you in your pants (underwear)’,” Beckham tells Britain’s Daily Mirror.”
I wonder if it’s because we are talking about a dad appearing in his undies that it causes more embarrassment. The Beckham boys’ mother appears in underwear in public frequently. I wonder if they are embarrassed by that as much.

Or are we so used to seeing women in lingerie in advertisements that that doesn’t cause as much underwear confusion?

Like, Oh! There’s mom in her undies on a billboard again, yawn!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Soul Speak Interview

I'm very honored and humbled to have been interviewed by Juno Cristi for Soul Speak.
Soulspeak is a new segment on this blog where I'll be featuring stories of folks from all over the world, folks like you and me, folks who are out there making a difference in today's world--- just positive, warm, individuals dedicated to uplifting the world with their craft and spirit, each one a driving force for change. Create and connect with the collective! Good news! Good times! Good vibes!
She helped me to reconnect to my feelings of gratitude for the life I am living.

Please check out the interview and support her endeavors.